Cleveland Cavaliers vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, 11/6/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Sunday, November 6, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet
The Cleveland Cavaliers are on their way to Crypto.com Arena on Sunday where they will attempt to beat the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Cavaliers faced off with the Pistons and walked away with a win by a score of 112-88 in their last game. When it comes to personal fouls, the Cavaliers ended up finishing with 15 and the Pistons racked up 22 personal fouls. They made 13 out of their 37 shots from downtown. Detroit walked away from this one shooting 86.7% from the free throw line by converting 13 of their 15 attempts. On top of that, Detroit pulled down 34 boards (9 offensive, 25 defensive) and earned 13 blocked shots. Detroit totaled 16 dimes and had 10 steals in the matchup. Pertaining to the defense, Cleveland allowed the other team to shoot 37.3% from the field on 31 out of 83 shooting. They also distributed 30 assists in this game while forcing 18 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In regard to pulling down rebounds, they earned 47 with 10 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Cavaliers buried 13 of their 16 attempts for a percentage of 81.3%. Cleveland ended the game having earned a 54.3% field goal percentage (44 out of 81) and made 11 out of their 26 three-point shots.
Kevin Love is someone who was a factor for this game. Love walked away from this one shooting 70.0% from the floor and also dished out 10 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 23 minutes and also pulled down 8 boards. He accumulated 21 points on 7 of 10 shooting.
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Cleveland will take the court with a mark of 7-1 for the year. They average 116.5 pts per contest (7th in basketball) while shooting 47.7% from the floor. The Cavaliers are connecting on 40.6% from downtown (110 of 271) and 80.4% from the charity stripe. As a team, Cleveland is pulling down 45.0 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 206 dimes so far this year, which ranks 19th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 15.1 times per contest and as a group are committing 21.0 fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Cavaliers are able to force 15.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 24.1 fouls. They rank 5th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 178 surrendered this season. The Cavaliers are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 44.2% (304 of 688) and they surrender 39.9 boards per contest as a squad. They are relinquishing 34.1% on 3-point attempts while they are 2nd in the NBA in opponents PPG (104.4).
The last time they took the court, the Lakers went home defeated by a final of 130-116 against the Jazz. The Lakers were able to pull down 31 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 40 in the matchup. They also turned the ball over 11 times, while getting 6 steals in the matchup. The Jazz had 22 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Lakers to the charity stripe for a total of 28 tries. They were able to make 25 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 89.3%. When discussing three-point attempts, Los Angeles made 11 out of 26 attempts (42.3%). In all, the Lakers went 40 out of 83 from the field which had them at 48.2%. The Lakers permitted the Jazz to make 52 of their 103 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 50.5% in the game. They finished 42.5% from downtown by going 17 out of 40 and walked away from this one shooting 9 out of 10 at the free throw line (90.0%). When discussing team rebounding, Los Angeles allowed Utah to pull down 48 in total (15 offensive).
Russell Westbrook pitched in for the Lakers for the matchup. He buried 9 of 14 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 64.3%, and had 3 rebounds. Westbrook racked up 26 points in his 29 minutes on the court and tallied 6 assists for this contest.
Los Angeles has a win-loss record of 2-6 for the campaign. The Lakers are committing 19.3 personal fouls every game and they go 80.0% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 24.1 times per game (22nd in basketball) and they are turning it over 14.9 times per contest. Los Angeles has earned 868 points on the campaign (108.5 per game) and they snag 46.9 rebounds per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Lakers are hitting on 43.8% from the field, which is 28th in basketball.
The Los Angeles defense allows 34.6% on 3-point attempts (97 of 280) and opponents are knocking down 73.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 27.4 assists and 51.0 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 27th and 30th in basketball. The Lakers on defense are ranked 17th in basketball in points allowed per game with 113.8. They are able to force 14.0 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.3% from the floor (7th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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