Los Angeles Lakers vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, 1/25/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Monday, January 25, 2021
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-10)
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse is the site where and the Cleveland Cavaliers (8-7) will take on the Los Angeles Lakers (13-4) on Monday. Los Angeles opens this matchup as 10-point favorites. The over/under is set at 215.
The Los Angeles Lakers took the court against the Chicago Bulls and notched a win by a score of 101-90 in their last contest. Los Angeles wrapped up the game having earned a 45.6% FG percentage (36 of 79) and made 4 of 19 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Lakers made 25 of their 31 tries for a percentage of 80.6%. Pertaining to pulling down boards, they earned a total of 42 with 5 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 20 assists for this contest in addition to earning 7 steals and 4 rejections. When it comes to defending, Los Angeles allowed the other team to go 39.3% from the floor on 33 out of 84 shooting. Chicago earned 18 dimes and had 8 steals for this contest. Moreover, the Bulls grabbed 45 rebounds (10 offensive, 35 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Chicago walked away from this one shooting 72.7% at the free throw line by knocking down 16 of 22 attempts. They also buried 8 of 25 tries from 3-point range.
Anthony Davis is one guy who played a role in this matchup. He recorded 37 points on 14 out of 21 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 28:21 minutes and collected 6 rebounds. Davis finished 66.7% from the field and also totaled 3 dimes. Another guy that was a factor in this game for the Lakers was LeBron James. He pulled down 11 boards and also had 6 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 37.5% from the field in the matchup by shooting 6-of-16 (17 points). At the conclusion of this game, James saw the court for 28:30 min.
Los Angeles will play this game with a record of 13-4 for the season. They are losing possession via turnover 15.1 times per contest and as a unit are committing 18.3 fouls every game. As a unit, Los Angeles is grabbing 47.6 boards per game and has racked up 428 dimes this year, which has them ranked 3rd in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Lakers are shooting 39.3% on 3-pointers (210 of 534) and 76.0% from the charity stripe. They average 114.3 points per outing (9th in the league) while going 48.5% from the field. Defensively, the Lakers have forced 14.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.9 personal fouls. The Lakers defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 44.6% (239 of 355) and they surrender 41.8 boards per game as a unit. They are currently ranked 25th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 408 relinquished this year. They concede 33.6% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 2nd in the league in PPG allowed (104.3).
The last time they took the court, the Cleveland Cavaliers got the victory with a final of 125-113 against the Brooklyn Nets. The Cavaliers corralled 37 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive boards totaling 50 for this game. They also blocked 3 shots while recording 7 steals in this game. The Nets had 25 personal fouls in the game which got the Cavaliers to the charity stripe for a total of 32 shots. They were able to knock down 27 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 84.4%. When discussing shooting from beyond the arc, Cleveland converted 8 of 25 tries (32.0%). In all, the Cavaliers shot 45 out of 87 from the field which had them sitting at 51.7%. The Cavaliers allowed the Nets to make 42 of 87 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 48.3% for this contest. They went 32.6% from distance by going 14 out of 43 and ended up shooting 15 of 17 from the free throw line (88.2%). In regard to cleaning the glass, Cleveland permitted Brooklyn to pull down 29 overall (6 on the offensive side).
Collin Sexton was important for the Cavaliers for the matchup. He made 8 out of 19 in the matchup for a rate of 42.1%, which gave him 25 points. Sexton totaled 2 boards in his 29:34 mins of playing time and had 9 assists for the game. An additional guy who came through for Cleveland was Andre Drummond. He was able to score 19 points in 27:28 minutes played by way of 8 out of 13 shooting for this game. Drummond ended up shooting 61.5% from the field while also contributing 4 assists and 16 total rebounds.
Cleveland has a mark of 8-7 on the season. On the offensive side of the court, the Cavaliers are hitting on 45.3% from the field, which is 18th in the NBA. Cleveland has scored 1,565 points on the season (104.3 per game) and they average 44.7 rebounds per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 24.2 times per contest (19th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 16.2 times per contest. The Cavaliers are committing 18.9 fouls every game and they go 68.5% from the free throw line. The Cavaliers are ranked 4th in the NBA in points allowed per contest with 106.6. They are forcing their opponents into 17.9 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 45.9% from the floor (16th in the league). The Cleveland defense allows 38.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter (202 of 522) and opponents are converting on 75.3% of their free throw shots. They have given up 25.0 assists and 44.9 rebounds per contest, which is 17th and 12th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-10)
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