Clippers vs Cavaliers Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/9/2020
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Sunday, February 9, 2020
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -9.5
Kevin Love and the Cleveland Cavaliers (13-39, 5th in the Central Division) play the Los Angeles Clippers (36-15, 2nd in the Pacific Division) at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Sunday, February 9, 2020. The line on this matchup has Los Angeles as 9.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 232.
The Clippers cover the spread 54.9% of the time, having gone 28-23-0 ATS. Cleveland is covering the spread 43.1% of the time, going 22-29-1 against the spread.
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
02/07/20 PF Marcus Morris Acquired is questionable Saturday vs Minnesota
02/07/20 PG Patrick Beverley Groin is downgraded to out Saturday vs Minnesota
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
02/07/20 C Ante Zizic Illness is questionable Sunday vs LA Clippers
02/07/20 C Andre Drummond Acquired is probable Sunday vs LA Clippers
02/07/20 C Tristan Thompson Quad is questionable Sunday vs LA Clippers
01/13/20 SG Dylan Windler Leg is out for season
Paul George comes into this game averaging 22.7 points per contest while playing 30.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 91%. Kawhi Leonard averages 27.0 points per contest in 32.2 minutes per game. He averages 5.3 assists per game and 7.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Kevin Love scores 17.8 points per contest while playing 31.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.8 rebounds per contest and has 3.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Collin Sexton averages 19.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.2 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 115.5 points per contest, which is 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 14th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 48.2 boards per contest and 23.8 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 9th with 15.1 per game. The Clippers allow 109.5 points per contest, which is 13th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 4th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.6 rebounds a game which ranks 16th, and they allow 23.5 assists per game which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 27th in the NBA with 106.0 points per contest this season. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -8.85. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 20th in the league. They are 20th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.2 boards per contest and 25th in assists per game with 22.3. The Cavaliers are 2nd in turnovers per contest with 16.4. The Cavaliers give up 114.8 points per game, which ranks them 24th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 30th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 26.0 dimes allowed per game and 4th with 43.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Cavaliers are 5th in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per contest this year.
The Clippers are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.7, and their defensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 102.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 17th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league. Los Angeles is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 29th in the league.
Cleveland is 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 1st in the league. The Cavaliers are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.7, and their defensive rating of 115.6 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 22nd. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Cleveland +9.5
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