Betting on the Cleveland at LA Clippers NBA Spread

Written by on March 13, 2016

Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers will look to deliver a message to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers when they square off in a nationally-televised showdown of two legitimate championship hopefuls on Sunday. Now, with both teams going all-out for the win, let’s find out who’s going to actually get it. Don’t forget to check out more NBA odds and lines by clicking here.

How to Bet the Cleveland vs. LA Clippers NBA Odds, Game & TV Info

When: Sunday, March 13, 2016, 3:30 PM ET Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA TV: ABC Radio:  Clippers Radio Network Live Stream: NBA Odds: TBA

Why Bet the Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cavaliers (46-18 SU, 29-33-2 ATS) look like a solid pick in this matchup mostly because they’re playing better basketball recently and have pretty much owned the Clippers in their recent meetings. The Cavs have won two straight and five of their last six games overall including their 120-108 win over Kobe Bryant and the Lakers on Thursday night. The Cavaliers also have the statistical edge over the Clippers in points allowed, offensive and defensive rebounding free throw shooting and three-point shooting.

Why Bet the Los Angeles Clippers

The Clippers (41-22 SU, 31-30-2 ATS) are a good wager in this matchup because they’re playing at home and playing solid basketball, having won four of their last six games despite losing two of their last three. The Clippers will want to get back in the win column in a big way after losing to Oklahoma City 120-108 on Wednesday and failing to cover the spread as a 6-point road dog. L.A. has the slightly better offense statistically speaking while also holding the edge in shooting. More importantly, the Clippers have gone 16-7-1 SU in their last 24 home games. Unfortunately, the Clips are also just 2-6 SU in their last eight home games against the Cavs and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games against LeBron and company.

Expert Betting Pick & Final Score Prediction

I’m not particularly fond of either of these two teams, but right now, I’m going to say that Chris Paul and the L.A. Clippers are the right pick, mostly because they re going to go all-out and I do mean…all-out in order to both, win this nationally-televised showdown and deliver a message to the Cavaliers that, should they both somehow meet in the NBA Finals, that they are not to be taken lightly. With the Cavaliers dealing with some in-house drama, I think the elite Clips get the win and narrow ATS cover. My final score prediction: Clippers 101 Cavaliers 98  

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