Cleveland Cavaliers vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, 10/29/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Friday, October 29, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum SportsNet
The Los Angeles Lakers (2-3) will take on the Cleveland Cavaliers (3-2) at STAPLES Center on Friday.
The Cavaliers took the court against the Clippers and went home with a win by a final score of 92-79 in their last contest. Cleveland finished the contest having earned a 40.7% field goal percentage (33 of 81) and made 3 of 20 3-pointers. When they shot from the free throw line, the Cavaliers made 23 of their 27 attempts for a percentage of 85.2%. Regarding hauling in rebounds, they compiled a total of 57 with 14 of them being offensive. They also doled out 12 assists for the contest as well as forcing the opposition into 2 turnovers and getting 9 steals. In the matter of defending, Cleveland allowed 35.6% from the floor on 31 of 87 shooting. Los Angeles recorded 36 dimes and had 19 steals for this contest. Additionally, Los Angeles totaled 27 boards (9 offensive, 18 defensive) and had 3 blocked shots. Los Angeles went 61.5% from the free throw line by making 8 of their 13 attempts. They also made 9 out of their 41 attempts from downtown.
Collin Sexton is one guy who had an impact in the matchup. He ended up walking away with 26 points on 12 of 20 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 38 minutes and pulled down 7 rebounds. Sexton walked away from this one shooting 60.0% from the floor and totaled 1 assist.
Cleveland will play this game with a win-loss record of 3-2 this year. The Cavaliers are connecting on 28.2% on 3-pointers (40 of 142) and 79.5% from the free throw line. They have an average of 105.0 pts per contest (22nd in the league) while hitting 46.2% from the field. They are turning it over 15.4 times per game and as a group are committing 16.0 personal fouls every game. As a team, Cleveland is pulling in 46.4 boards per game and has earned 125 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 3rd in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. When they are on defense, the Cavaliers are able to force 15.0 turnovers per game while drawing 20.0 personal fouls. The Cavaliers defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 44.3% (205 of 463) and they concede 47.2 boards per game as a group. They are currently ranked 25th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 120 surrendered on the campaign. They are surrendering 30.9% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 7th in the league in points per game allowed (103.2).
When they last stepped on the court, the Lakers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 123-115 against the Thunder. The Lakers snagged 30 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 40 for the contest. They also turned the ball over 17 times, while recording 8 steals for the contest. The Thunder earned 15 personal fouls in this contest which took the Lakers to the charity stripe for a total of 14 shots. They were able to knock down 12 of those for a rate of 85.7%. When discussing shooting from downtown, Los Angeles converted 11 of their 35 attempts (31.4%). At the conclusion of this game, the Lakers ended up shooting 46 for 92 from the field which had them shooting 50.0%. The Lakers allowed the Thunder to bury 43 out of 86 attempts from the field which left them shooting 50.0% for this contest. They shot 40.5% from beyond the perimeter by going 15 of 37 and walked away from this one shooting 22 out of 29 at the free throw line (75.9%). When discussing how they attacked the glass, Los Angeles allowed Oklahoma City to collect 32 in total (10 offensive).
Anthony Davis pitched in for the Lakers in this contest. He knocked down 12 of 22 for the game giving him a rate of 54.5%, and totaled 8 rebounds. Davis had 30 points in his 37 minutes on the hardwood and accounted for 2 assists for this game.
Los Angeles has a win-loss mark of 2-3 on the campaign. The Lakers are responsible for committing 21.6 personal fouls every game and they connect on 70.8% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 24.8 times per game (10th in basketball) and they turn it over 16.2 times per contest. Los Angeles has accounted for 580 points this year (116.0 per contest) and they grab 44.6 boards per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Lakers are shooting 47.6% from the field, which ranks them 2nd in the league. The Lakers on the defensive end are ranked 30th in the league in points per game surrendered with 119.6. They concede 28.0 assists and 49.4 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 29th and 23rd in basketball. The Los Angeles defense concedes 36.3% on shots from 3-point land (65 of 179) and their opposition knocks down 74.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have forced 15.6 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 46.3% from the field (22nd in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cleveland
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