Cavs Could be Without Irving and Shumpert
The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Los Angeles Clippers meet on Saturday night as ESPN has their NBA on ABC feature matchup. The game will be at STAPLES Center and tip-off is set for 8:30 pm.
Cleveland lost Kyrie Irving and Iman Shumpert in the third quarter against Utah. Irving left with tightness in his left knee. Shumpert sustained a left shoulder sprain. It may negate the return of Kevin Love. The Cavs were 7-6 without Love in the lineup.
This NBA on ABC matchup has the Clippers as a 2-point favorite. The total is sitting at 219.
Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 129-114 result against the Denver Nuggets on March 16. The Clippers failed to cover in that game as a +5.5-point underdog, while the 243 combined points took the game OVER the total. Although healthy, the Clippers are not totally well. They have lost three in a row. The latest was a 129-114 thrashing Thursday against Denver. Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan did not play because coach Doc Rivers decided to rest them.
Cleveland won its last outing, a 91-83 result against the Utah Jazz on March 16. The Cavaliers failed to cover in that game as a -8.5-point favorite, while the 174 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Cavaliers have enjoyed much success against the Clippers recently. Cleveland has won four of the last five meetings. That includes seven of nine at Staples. In their last game on Dec. 1, the Cavaliers won 113-94 in Cleveland. Irving scored 28 points.
Betting Odds Trends
|Cleveland Cavaliers (45-22 SU,31-34-2 ATS)|
|Cleveland is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games|
|The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games|
|Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road|
|The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cleveland's last 11 games on the road|
|Cleveland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing LA Clippers|
|Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing LA Clippers|
|The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games when playing LA Clippers|
|Cleveland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers|
|Cleveland is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers|
Los Angeles Clippers ( 40-29 SU,33-36 ATS)
|LA Clippers is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games|
|LA Clippers is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games|
|LA Clippers is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home|
|LA Clippers is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games at home|
|The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Clippers's last 7 games at home|
|LA Clippers is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland|
|LA Clippers is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland|
|The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Clippers's last 8 games when playing Cleveland|
|LA Clippers is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland|
|LA Clippers is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Cleveland|
Cleveland at Los Angeles Sunday, March 19
Los Angeles home to New York Monday, March 20
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