Cleveland Cavaliers vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 10/27/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports SoCal
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (+9)
The Cleveland Cavaliers (2-2) are headed to STAPLES Center on Wednesday where they will compete against the Los Angeles Clippers (1-2). Cleveland is 9-point underdogs. The betting total is set at 220.
The Cavaliers played the Nuggets and went home with a win by a final score of 99-87 in their last game. Cleveland ended the contest with a 46.3% field goal percentage (38 out of 82) and made 7 of their 25 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Cavaliers buried 16 of their 20 attempts for a rate of 80.0%. In terms of rebounding, they earned 49 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 26 dimes in this game as well as forcing 3 turnovers and getting 8 steals. In regard to defense, Cleveland allowed the other team to shoot 40.7% from the field on 35 out of 86 shooting. Denver earned 47 dimes and had 21 steals in this matchup. In addition, Denver collected 36 rebounds (11 offensive, 25 defensive) and got 5 blocked shots. Denver finished 66.7% at the free throw line by making 8 of 12 tries. They also made 9 out of their 38 attempts from downtown.
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Jarrett Allen is one player who was a contributor in the matchup. He had 21 points on 10 out of 11 shooting. He played 37 mins and also grabbed 16 boards. Allen ended up going 90.9% from the field and also recorded 2 dimes.
Cleveland will enter this game with a win-loss record of 2-2 on the year. The Cavaliers are shooting 30.3% on shots from beyond the arc (37 of 122) and 77.6% from the free throw line. They are averaging 108.3 points per contest (18th in the NBA) while going 47.4% from the floor. They are giving up possession 14.0 times per game and as a team they commit 16.5 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Cleveland is snagging 43.8 boards per game and has totaled 113 dimes for the campaign, which ranks 2nd in basketball in terms of passing the rock. On defense, the Cavaliers have forced 15.3 turnovers every game while drawing 19.0 fouls. The Cavaliers are giving up a shooting percentage of 46.3% (61 of 76) and they surrender 50.0 rebounds per game as a team. They currently rank 28th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 101 surrendered for the season. They surrender 33.6% on 3-point attempts and they rank 15th in the league in points per game allowed (109.3).
When they last played, the Clippers got the win with a final of 116-86 against the Trail Blazers. The Clippers earned 38 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards totaling 43 in this matchup. They coughed up the ball 17 times, while recording 21 steals in this contest. The Trail Blazers committed 30 fouls in this game which took the Clippers to the charity stripe for a total of 19 tries. They were able to make 14 of the free throws for a clip of 73.7%. In reference to shooting from 3-point land, Los Angeles converted 14 out of their 43 attempts (32.6%). Overall, the Clippers shot 44 out of 93 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 47.3%. The Clippers allowed the Trail Blazers to convert 32 of their 84 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 38.1% in this game. They finished 21.6% from distance by going 8 of 37 and ended up shooting 14 out of 18 at the free throw line (77.8%). Concerning how they cleaned up the glass, Los Angeles permitted Portland to pull down 40 overall (7 on the offensive side).
Luke Kennard ended up being a major contributor for the Clippers in the game. He knocked down 8 out of 10 for this contest giving him a rate of 80.0%, and earned 4 rebounds. Kennard racked up 23 points in his 24 mins of playing time and accounted for 3 assists for the contest.
Los Angeles has a mark of 1-2 so far this year. Los Angeles has tallied 343 points for the campaign (114.3 per contest) and they collect 42.0 rebounds per game. The Clippers are responsible for committing 23.0 personal fouls per contest and they go 77.2% from the free throw line. When it comes to executing on offense, the Clippers are shooting 44.8% from the floor, which ranks 18th in the league. They are dishing out assists 28.0 times per contest (4th in basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 10.3 times per game. The Clippers on the defensive side of the court are 13th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 107.0. The Los Angeles defense gives up 36.5% from downtown (38 of 104) and their opponents are converting on 75.4% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 22.7 dimes and 49.3 rebounds per game, which is 12th and 22nd in the NBA. They are forcing 20.7 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 45.5% from the floor (19th in the league).
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-9)
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