Kobe takes the Lakers and his swan song to Cleveland this Wednesday to take on LeBron and the Cavaliers. The game tips-off on ESPN on Wednesday, February 10th at 8:00 PM ET at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.
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A Closer Look At How To Bet the Los Angeles Lakers Vs Cleveland Cavaliers
What: Los Angeles Lakers (11-43) at Cleveland Cavaliers (37-14)
When: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Kickoff: 8:00 PM ET
Where: Cleveland, OH
Stadium: Quicken Loans Arena
Spread: Cavaliers -15.5
Moneyline: Los Angeles +1175 vs Cleveland -3333
Game Total: 208
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Los Angeles vs Cleveland
Bet The Los Angeles Lakers Because…
Although the Lakers are 11 and 42 straight up, they aren’t that bad against the spread. Overall, the Lakers are 24 and 29 as of Feb. 7. L.A. is 13 and 16 ATS in their away games as of Feb. 7. The Lakers have been very good against the spread in their recent games. In their past 10, not counting their game versus Indiana on Feb. 8, L.A. has gone 6 and 4 ATS. They’ve gone 3 and 1 ATS in their last 4 not counting their game versus the Pacers on Feb. 8. Kobe and Co. are going to be huge dogs on Wednesday night playing on the road in Cleveland. They might be worth betting ATS.
Bet The Cleveland Cavaliers Because…
Cleveland covered a -14 points spread in a road win against L.A. the last time that they played the Lakers. The Cavs dominated the Lakers 120 to 105. It’s been over a year since that game took place. But, will it matter? This season Cleveland is ranked 11th in both points per game at 102.2 and field goal percentage per game at 45.5%. The Cavs’ defense is ranked 4th in the NBA in points allowed per game at 96.6. The Cavs stats aren’t that much different from last season. L.A. might actually be worse this season than they were last season.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
The Lakers should lose this game on Wednesday night. The question is by how much? L.A. has been very good against the spread in their last 4 not counting their Feb. 8 game. Are the Lakers going to continue their ATS hot streak?
It’s difficult to see the Cavs not being at least -18 point favorites versus L.A. on Wednesday night. The Cavs can definitely cover a spread that high. But the Lakers have been playing with renewed energy for some reason. Plus, you have to believe that Kobe is going to have one of his better games facing Lebron and the Cavs on the road for the last time. I like the Lakers to only lose by 10 in this matchup.
My final score prediction is Cleveland Cavaliers 113, Los Angeles Lakers 103.