Premium NBA picks for Cleveland Cavaliers vs Los Angeles Clippers
Cleveland Cavaliers will play against Los Angeles Clippers in the regular season of the NBA, and on our site, you can read Premium NBA picks. The game is on Tuesday, January 14, at 10:30 PM ET and the place is Staples Center, Los Angeles, California.
Cleveland Cavaliers 12-28 are 13th in the NBA Eastern Conference. This will be their second match in a row in Staples Center because a few hours ago they lost against Los Angeles Lakers 99-128. This ended two games winning streak of Cavs in which they won against Detroit Pistons and Denver Nuggets. However, before their two victories, Cleveland lost 5 clashed in a row and the team of John Beilein is far from playoff spots and I don’t think that they have even a minimal chance to be at the top 8 at the end of the season.
Los Angeles Clippers 27-13 are 5th in the NBA Western Conference. On Sunday they played against Nuggets in Denver and lost 104-114. Kawhi Leonard played and finished with 30 points but without Paul George, they got no chance to win. The whole thing with load management of Leonard and George is being a number one theme in the league and if the regular season got any meaning besides being among the top 8 teams.
With the best roster of the NBA, Clippers are 5th in the West and that’s only because of that they almost every match one of their stars is not playing and is rested. Before they lose against Nuggets, the team from L.A. beat New York Knicks 135-132 and Golden State Warriors 109-100.
Cavaliers lost against Los Angeles Lakers with 29 points difference but we can’t be sure that this will happen against Clippers because almost for sure Kawhi will not play against them. However, even without him, these players can beat Cavs at home with double digits and I expect exactly that to happen. Also, Cleveland will have only 24 hours to prepare for the match and their players will be a lot more exhausted. Premium NBA picks: Los Angeles Clippers -14½ Spread