Los Angeles Lakers vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, 12/6/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse is where the Cleveland Cavaliers will go up against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday.
The Lakers took the court against the Wizards and took home the win by a score of 130-119 in their last game. When talking about personal fouls, the Lakers finished with 14 while the Wizards recorded 23 personal fouls. They converted 10 of their 39 shots from distance. Washington walked away from this one shooting 73.3% from the charity stripe by knocking down 11 of their 15 attempts. Moreover, Washington snagged 44 rebounds (11 offensive, 33 defensive) and got 5 blocked shots. Washington recorded 24 dimes and had 10 steals in this game. Concerning the defense, Los Angeles allowed the other team to shoot 46.7% from the field on 49 of 105 shooting. They also dished out 34 assists in this contest as well as forcing 10 turnovers and having 5 steals. In the matter of grabbing boards, they collected a total of 51 with 9 of them being offensive. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Lakers made 16 of 22 attempts for a rate of 72.7%. Los Angeles wrapped up the contest having earned a 54.2% FG percentage (52 of 96) and made 10 of their 26 shots from downtown.
Anthony Davis is someone who had an impact for the contest. He had 55 points on 22 out of 30 shooting. He was on the court for 38 mins played and also snagged 17 rebounds. Davis finished the game shooting 73.3% from the field and also dished out 1 assist.
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Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a record of 10-12 on the year. They are turning it over 14.5 times per game and as a squad are committing 18.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Los Angeles is collecting 46.0 boards per contest and has racked up 552 dimes for the year, which ranks 20th in basketball in terms of passing. The Lakers are shooting 33.0% on shots from downtown (218 of 660) and 79.7% from the free throw line. They are averaging 114.8 points per contest (11th in the NBA) while hitting 47.3% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Lakers have forced 13.1 turnovers every game and they draw 21.5 fouls. They are ranked 12th in basketball in giving up assists with 574 surrendered for the season. The Lakers defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 46.2% (961 of 2,080) and they relinquish 46.6 boards per game as a squad. They surrender 33.9% on shots from distance and they rank 21st in the league in opponents points per game (115.1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Cavaliers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 92-81 against the Knicks. When talking about rebounds, Cleveland allowed New York to pull down 54 in total (14 on the offensive side). They wrapped up this game 17.2% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 5 out of 29 and walked away from this one shooting 17 out of 21 from the free throw line (81.0%). The Cavaliers permitted the Knicks to convert 35 of their 86 tries from the floor which had them shooting 40.7% in this game. At the conclusion of this game, the Cavaliers shot 29 for 83 from the field which had them shooting 34.9%. Pertaining to shooting from distance, Cleveland knocked down 8 of 35 tries (22.9%). They were able to knock down 15 of the free throw tries for a clip of 75.0%. The Knicks had 16 fouls in this contest which took the Cavaliers to the free throw line for 20 shots. They coughed up the ball 17 times, while earning 7 steals for the game. The Cavaliers collected 31 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 39 in the matchup.
Evan Mobley ended up being a factor for the Cavaliers in this contest. Mobley earned 11 points in his 39 minutes on the court and added 3 dimes for the game. He knocked down 4 of 9 in this contest for a field goal rate of 44.4%, and added 10 rebounds.
Cleveland has a record of 15-9 this year. On the offensive side of the court, the Cavaliers are shooting 47.5% from the floor, which ranks 10th in the NBA. Cleveland has earned 2,672 points on the season (111.3 per contest) and they grab 43.1 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 23.5 times per game (23rd in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 15.1 times per contest. The Cavaliers commit 19.4 fouls per game and they shoot 80.8% from the charity stripe.
The Cavaliers on defense are ranked 1st in the NBA in points given up per game with 105.0. They are forcing 15.2 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.5% from the field (5th in basketball). The Cleveland defense concedes 35.4% on shots from distance (268 of 758) and their opponents are making 76.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 22.8 assists and 39.9 boards per game, which is 5th and 1st in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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