Two third-place teams in their respective divisions get a chance to add a win to their record. The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Los Angeles Clippers step inside the STAPLES Center this Wednesday.
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Cavs vs. Clippers Game Information
Teamwork makes the dream work. pic.twitter.com/mpS9a5IfhS— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) October 26, 2021
- When: Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 10:30 PM ET
- Where: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, California
- TV: NBA TV
- Radio: 93.1 The Fan (Cavaliers) / 710 ESPNLA (Clippers)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Cleveland Cavaliers (+7.5) / Los Angeles Clippers (-7.5)
Why Bet on the Cleveland Cavaliers?
The Cavs recovered from a two-game losing streak in their first two games. They now enter the contest with a win against the Hawks and the Nuggets, respectively.
One of the biggest threats the Cavs present is their ability to make shots in the paint. The side averages 54.0 points in the paint (4th). Although they don’t score as much as the Clippers, good ball rotation keeps the cogs turning. The Cavs average 28.2 assists per game, second-best in the league right now. Collin Sexton is the focal point of their offense and leads the stats with 19.0 points per game.
There’s a lack of urgency in the team’s defensive end. They currently give up 109.2 opponent points per game (15th) and hold one of the worst rebounds records per game average at 48.0 (29th).
All starting players of the Cavs are expected to play on Wednesday, while Isaac Okoro is day-to-day following a hamstring issue he suffered against the Nuggets.
Why Bet on the Los Angeles Clippers?
The Clippers are one of the favorites that failed to deliver in the first week. But, the side found its first victory of the season following a 116-86 home win against the Blazers. This lifts the spirits of the team as they prepare to host the Cavs on Wednesday.
The Clippers scored no less than 113 points in each of their last three contests. Paul George is a scoring machine averaging 28.0 points and leads the boards with 7.0 rebounds per game. The side records 114.3 points per game average (8th). They have adequate numbers from downtown despite not having Kawhi Leonard and an average of 13.7 three-pointers per game (13th). Furthermore, Impressive ball rotation keeps the entire Clippers squad on their toes with 28.0 assists (4th), and Eric Bledsoe leads his team with 5.33 assists per game.
The Los Angeles Clippers have decent safety measures in place, logging 50.7 total rebounds (24th) and holding opponents to 107.0 points per game (12th). The team has the second-best record in steals per game at 12.3. In addition, the Clippers protect the ball well with an average of 10.3 turnovers per game.
Marcus Morris Sr. misses the clash against the Cavaliers, while Serge Ibaka and Keon Johnson remain out of the lineup with injuries.
Cavs vs. Clippers Betting Trends
- The Cavs are 3-7 against the Clippers in the last ten regular-season road games (4-6 ATS).
- The Cavs are 1-4 in their last five regular-season home games (1-4 ATS).
- The totals went over in three of the Cavs’ last five regular-season road games against the Clippers.
- The Clippers are 7-3 in the last ten regular-season home games (5-5 ATS).
- The Clippers scored 114 points or more in three of the last four regular-season home games.
- The totals went under in six of the Clippers’ last ten home games.
Cavs vs. Clippers Expert Betting Prediction
Having a home-court advantage and the better team on paper makes the LA Clippers the clear favorites to win the game. Although it looks like a clear-cut win for the hosts, we shouldn’t overlook the spread and the current momentum of the Cavs. There’s a good chance that the visitors cover the spread looking at their recent road results. A win remains on the table because they upset the Nuggets in their last game.
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