NBA Betting – Cleveland Cavaliers at Los Angeles Lakers

NBA betting on Monday has a superb matchup on TNT as Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers host LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The two teams are battling with Boston and Orlando for the top record in the league.  Basketball betting odds have the Lakers as a small home favorite in this matchup.

NBA betting stats determine that the Cavaliers have actually won six of the last ten meetings against the Lakers. They are also 6-4 against the NBA odds in those games.  Cleveland has been superb at home this season as NBA betting stats have it, but they have shown they are beatable at times on the road. This is the first game of a four-game road trip for the Cavaliers as the basketball betting schedule has it.

The Lakers have won three of the last five home games against the Cavaliers but they have lost the last two and they are 2-3 in the last five games against the NBA odds.  Last year at Los Angeles the Cavaliers pulled out a 98-95 victory as NBA betting results demonstrate, as LeBron James scored 41 points.  NBA betting numbers register that Kobe Bryant had 33 points in that game to lead the Lakers.

The Cavaliers haven’t lost many games this season as NBA betting stats have it, but Monday’s game is a true test against the best team in the Western Conference.  The Cavaliers #1 rated defense will get a serious test from Kobe and the Lakers.  The Cavaliers could be due for a fall, especially with all of their injuries starting to pile up.  NBA betting information tells us that they lost guard Delonte West on Thursday as he was injured in the game against the Bulls.

While the Cavaliers have been all about defense this season, the Lakers have been about offense. Los Angeles leads the league in scoring as NBA betting stats indicate.  Although the Lakers have a great straight up record at home they are below .500 versus the NBA betting number at home.

Four of the past five meetings have gone under the NBA betting total.  At Los Angeles, three of the past five games between the two teams have gone under the basketball betting total.

The Cavaliers and Lakers should be a great basketball betting matchup on Monday that you don’t want to miss. Open a New Account at SBG Global today and begin your NBA betting.