The LA Clippers (28-24) take to the road to face the Cleveland Cavaliers (30-21) on Sunday at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The Cleveland Cavaliers hold the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference after winning 30 of their 51 games, while 28 wins in 52 matches leave the LA Clippers with the fourth seed in the Western Conference. It’s crunch time for the Cleveland Cavaliers and the LA Clippers in this second half of the year. For each of them, a victory here could prove to be a game-changer in their respective campaigns.
Cleveland Cavaliers VS LA Clippers Betting expert picks
Cleveland Cavaliers VS LA Clippers Moneyline
Take the Cleveland Cavaliers to win (1.52) for the outright win on the moneyline.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are the frontrunners to win their upcoming game against the LA Clippers on the moneyline. Despite losing 112-100 to the Oklahoma City Thunder in their most recent matchup, the hosts have shown strong home form, going 7-3 SU at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse recently. The LA Clippers are the underdog, with a moneyline return of +167 for those betting on them to win. Despite this, they have an impressive 8-2 record when playing against the Cleveland Cavaliers in recent matchups and are coming off a 113-120 win against the Atlanta Hawks.
Sunday’s game against the LA Clippers should be the perfect stage for the Cleveland Cavaliers to get back on track. They may be coming off a loss, but they are still favorites to win with home-court advantage on their side.
Cleveland Cavaliers VS LA Clippers Spread
Betting on the Cleveland Cavaliers -5.0 (1.91) is our favorite play for this matchup at Ohio sports betting sites.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are the 5-point favorites over the LA Clippers in the NBA betting lines, leaving them as the clear match favorites. A winning margin as high as 12.6 points has settled the last five matchups in this series.
In the last four games against the LA Clippers, the Cleveland Cavaliers have failed to utilize their home-court advantage, losing three times at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse by an average of 21.7 points. The hosts have only covered the spread in half of their past ten home contests, going 5-5 ATS in the last ten games overall.
The LA Clippers, on the other hand, have covered the spread in four of their last five games. The visitors have gone 6-4 ATS in their last ten matches, while their record from their last ten road trips is 5-5 ATS.
Cleveland Cavaliers VS LA Clippers Total
Take Under 222 (1.91) for this matchup
An entertaining game with plenty of points could be on the cards on Tuesday. The Cleveland Cavaliers and the LA Clippers have averaged 222.9 points from their past ten matchups after all, as well as 223.5 points in the last five at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
The last four times the Cleveland Cavaliers took to the court, the total went under. In the past five matches played at home for the Cleveland Cavaliers, two of those games went over the total line. Their record against the total for their last ten games is 4-6.
As for the LA Clippers, the average total has been 229.8 points in the away team’s past ten matches and 235.4 points in the last five on the road. Over was a winning bet three times in the past five road games for the LA Clippers, who are 5-4-1 against the total in their last 10 home and away games combined.
Cleveland Cavaliers VS LA Clippers Betting trends
- Moneyline (ML): LA Clippers (+167) | Cleveland Cavaliers (-192)
- Against the spread (ATS): LA Clippers +5.0 (-110) | Cleveland Cavaliers -5.0 (-110)
Cleveland Cavaliers Form
The Cleveland Cavaliers made a swift return to losing ways last time out by slipping to a 112-100 defeat to the Oklahoma City Thunder, leaving them 4-6 from the past ten games overall and 4-1 in the last five at home.
The Cleveland Cavaliers go into their latest matchup with a middle-of-the-pack offensive record, ranking 19th in the NBA with 111.3 points per game this season. Defensively, there has been no letup. They boast one of the league’s stingiest defenses, having restricted opponents to 107.1 points per game this season and 106.8 points across their last five matches.
Last year, the Cleveland Cavaliers secured a berth in the Play-In Tournament but failed to advance to the playoffs. This season, however, the hosts have made a brilliant comeback. They’re in a stronger position to make the postseason now, sitting fifth in Eastern Conference and second in the Central Division.
Kevin Love, Donovan Mitchell, and Dylan Windler are all carrying injuries going into the latest Cleveland Cavaliers game.
LA Clippers Form
Form is really looking good for the LA Clippers after claiming a 113-120 win against Atlanta Hawks last week. The victory extended their winning streak to five matches, improving their regular season record to 28-24. They are also 14-13 on the road.
The LA Clippers have been having trouble scoring points this season. Their average of 110.9 points-per-game is one of the lowest in the NBA going into Sunday’s matchup. The away defense is one of the toughest to break in the league, giving up an average of only 110.5 points to their opponents in all games and 114.9 on the road.
Last year, the LA Clippers secured a berth in the Play-In Tournament but failed to advance to the playoffs. This season, however, the visitors have made a brilliant comeback. They’re in a stronger position to make the postseason now, sitting fourth in Western Conference and second in the Pacific Division.
John Wall and Marcus Morris are set to miss the LA Clippers game due to injuries.
Cleveland Cavaliers VS LA Clippers H2H history
The LA Clippers downed the Cleveland Cavaliers 119-117 in the previous matchup between these two franchises. The encounter took place at the Crypto.com Arena in November 2022. Playing the Cleveland Cavaliers on the road has delivered some memorable performances from the LA Clippers. In the last four road games alone, the away team came out as the victor three times.
The Cleveland Cavaliers managed an average of 105.2 points a game in their ten most recent outings against the LA Clippers, who averaged 117.7 points.