Los Angeles Clippers vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, 2/3/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-8.5)
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse is the site where and the Cleveland Cavaliers (10-11) will play the Los Angeles Clippers (16-5) on Wednesday. Los Angeles opens this contest as 8.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 228.
The Los Angeles Clippers played the New York Knicks and went home with a win by a final score of 129-115 in their last game. Los Angeles finished the contest having earned a 54.3% field goal percentage (44 of 81) and knocked down 17 out of their 38 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Clippers converted 24 of their 28 shots for a rate of 85.7%. With regard to rebounding, they compiled a total of 38 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 26 assists for this game while earning 2 steals and 4 blocks. Regarding defending, Los Angeles let their opponent shoot 48.2% from the floor on 41 out of 85 shooting. New York recorded 21 assists and had 5 steals in this matchup. Furthurmore, the Knicks collected 36 rebounds (10 offensive, 26 defensive) and got 5 blocks. New York shot 82.1% at the free throw line by making 23 of their 28 attempts. They also buried 10 of their 27 attempts from beyond the arc.
Kawhi Leonard is a guy who was a major factor for this contest. He racked up 28 points on 8 of 15 shooting. He played 34:04 minutes and pulled down 4 boards. Leonard finished the game shooting 53.3% from the field and also recorded 3 dimes. Someone else that was a factor in the game for the Clippers was Reggie Jackson. He pulled down 5 rebounds and had 3 dimes. He finished the game at 50.0% from the floor in this contest by shooting 6-of-12 (18 points). When the final whistle was blown, Jackson played 25:40 minutes.
Los Angeles heads into this matchup with a record of 16-5 this year. They average 114.5 pts per contest (7th in the league) while hitting 48.0% from the field. The Clippers are connecting on 41.6% on shots from distance (311 of 748) and 85.1% from the charity stripe. As a team, Los Angeles is pulling down 43.7 boards per contest and has tallied 520 assists on the year, which is 9th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 13.4 times per contest and as a squad are committing 19.4 personal fouls every game. On the defensive end, the Clippers are able to force 14.3 turnovers per game and they draw 17.9 fouls. They are giving up 35.7% from 3-point land and they rank 4th in basketball in PPG from their opponents (106.7). The Clippers defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 46.1% (300 of 376) and they surrender 41.0 boards per contest as a basketball team. They rank 13th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 487 surrendered this year.
The last time they took the court, the Cleveland Cavaliers took home the win by a final score of 100-98 against the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Cavaliers snagged 37 defensive boards and 15 offensive boards for a total of 52 in the game. They also blocked 12 attempts while getting 4 steals in this matchup. The Timberwolves earned 21 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Cavaliers to the free throw line for 31 shots. They were able to knock down 23 of those for a clip of 74.2%. In reference to shooting from downtown, Cleveland converted 7 of 22 attempts (31.8%). Overall, the Cavaliers walked away from this one shooting 35 out of 84 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.7%. The Cavaliers permitted the Timberwolves to convert 40 out of their 102 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 39.2% for the contest. They shot 28.9% from 3-point land by shooting 11 out of 38 and finished the contest at 7 out of 11 at the free throw line (63.6%). When it comes to cleaning up the glass, Cleveland allowed Minnesota to grab 45 overall (15 offensive).
Collin Sexton ended up being a major contributor for the Cavaliers in this game. He made 7 of 17 in this game for a field goal percentage of 41.2%, which got him 26 points. Sexton had 3 rebounds in his 41:28 mins of playing time and had 3 assists for this game. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Cleveland was Jarrett Allen. He notched 23 points in 34:46 minutes on the court via 7 of 9 shooting in this contest. Allen wrapped this one up going 77.8% from the floor while also earning 2 assists and 18 total rebounds.
Cleveland has a record of 10-11 on the campaign. In terms of offensive execution, the Cavaliers are shooting 45.1% from the floor, which ranks 23rd in the league. Cleveland has totaled 2,183 points this season (104.0 per game) and they collect 44.5 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 23.4 times per game (23rd in the NBA) and they turn it over 16.3 times per game. The Cavaliers are committing 19.0 fouls every game and they shoot 71.4% from the free throw line. The Cavaliers on the defensive side of the court are 7th in the NBA in PPG allowed with 108.1. They concede 24.5 assists and 44.2 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 12th and 12th in the NBA. The Cleveland defense surrenders 38.4% on shots from distance (274 of 714) and their opponents are connecting on 76.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They are able to force 16.8 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 46.2% from the floor (18th in basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Cleveland (+8.5) and over 228 points
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