It is the last game of a five-game road trip for the Cavaliers. It is a tough basketball betting spot for the Clippers though as they had to play the Lakers last night.
NBA betting favors Cleveland since they have won eight of the last ten in this series against the Clippers. Cleveland is 6-4 against the NBA betting odds in those games. The teams met twice last season and Cleveland won both games to stretch their winning streak in this series to six. They did not cover the basketball betting odds at Los Angeles though, winning by just four points.
Cleveland has been a solid team in NBA betting on the road this season. The Cavaliers are well above .500 on the road vs. the basketball betting line. Cleveland has become overvalued at home in NBA betting so when they are on the road that is where they are sometimes a better bargain. Cleveland still has LeBron James who is scoring more than 29 points per game and the Cavaliers defense is in the Top 5 in the league as NBA betting statistics indicate. The Cavaliers are running away with the Central Division but the goal for Cleveland is the top record in the Eastern Conference so they rarely have letdown games even against a team like the Clippers. In this particular NBA betting contest it will be Cleveland that actually has more rest as they played in Utah on Thursday while the Clippers played last night against the Lakers.
Los Angeles is no longer the laughing stock of the league. The Clippers are actually competitive in NBA betting and they are not that far away from the .500 mark. The Clippers are doing all of this without #1 pick Blake Griffin so things could get even better in NBA betting for Los Angeles in the future. Chris Kaman has been leading the Clippers this season but he does have a back injury so his status for this game on Saturday will be a key in basketball betting. The Clippers are 9-10-1 this season at home vs. the NBA betting point spread. They are a team that goes under the total at lot at home. In fact, 16 of their 20 games at home have gone under the NBA betting odds.