Clippers vs Cavs NBA Betting Odds & Free PickJosh Bailey
The Cleveland Cavs are gunning to push their winning streak to twelve against the LA Clippers.
Looking to for their 12th win in a row, the Cleveland Cavaliers host the Los Angeles Clippers on first of tonight’s TNT NBA doubleheader. The game tips off at 8 PM ET at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland with the home team favored by 5 points in the NBA betting spread, and the game total is at 208.5.
Matchup: Los Angeles Clippers at Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Feb. 5, 2015
Start Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Stadium: Quicken Loans Arena
TV Info: TNT
Live Stream: TNT Overtime
Radio: Los Angeles Vs Cleveland
Point Spread: Cavs -5
Game Total: 207
Analyzing the Clippers vs Cavs Odds & My Free NBA Betting Pick
Was it a stroke of genius for Cavs’ head-coach David Blatt to sit the mighty Lebron for two weeks when his seat was the hottest of all coaches in all of sports in recent memory? After all, if you can’t win with Lebron, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, are you really cut out for the NBA?
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) February 4, 2015
But whatever was holding this Cavs team is gone, since they beat the Los Angeles Lakers on January 15, Cleveland hasn’t dropped a game, and their offense has scored 100+ points in 10 of those 12 consecutive wins.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are now 30-20 in the season and 23-27 against the spread, currently in the fourth position in the Eastern Conference standings. The team scores 101.7 points per game, 10th best in the NBA, and allows 99.1, 13th best; all improving numbers from their recent successful run.
Lebron James leads the team in points with 26.2 per game, and assists with 7.4; Kevin Love leads the rebounds with 10.5, and scores 16.6 points per game, and point guard Kyrie Irvin adds another 21.9 PPG.
The Cavs beat the Philadelphia 76ers in their last outing 97-84 with 24 points Irving while James added 11 assists.
"We haven’t done anything," James said. "We haven’t earned anything. Until we do something, then we can feel good about ourselves. But we haven’t done anything. The title is the ultimate goal, but we haven’t played in a playoff series together," he said. "We haven’t played in one playoff game, one playoff minute — that’s when it really counts. You build your habits and progress over the regular season. But for us, we’re a team we have a lot to make up and we can’t be complacent. As fast as you go on an 11-game winning streak, you can go on an 11-game losing streak."
This game certainly has the potential to be a statement game for the Cavs. A nationally televised game on TNT against a fellow NBA championship contender will be an opportunity to show the league who’s in charge.
— Los Angeles Clippers (@LAClippers) February 4, 2015
The Clippers have the 3rd best offense in the league averaging 106.7 points per game, and the 17th ranked defense, allowing 99.7. Los Angeles is sitting in the fifth position in the Western Conference standings with a 33-16 straight up record and 20-29 against the spread. Power forward Blake Griffin averages 22.6 points per game, followed by Chris Paul, who averages 17.7 PPG and 9.6 assists.
Over the last ten meetings, the Cavs lead the series with seven wins, covering the spread in those seven victories. Cleveland has posted a 10-12 against the spread record the middle of January, but Los Angeles hasn’t been as effective, covering the spread in just in just four of their last five games.