NBA on ABC: Cavs Travel to LA to Face the Clippers


Cavs Could be Without Irving and Shumpert

The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Los Angeles Clippers meet on Saturday night as ESPN has their NBA on ABC feature matchup. The game will be at STAPLES Center and tip-off is set for 8:30 pm.

Cleveland lost Kyrie Irving and Iman Shumpert in the third quarter against Utah. Irving left with tightness in his left knee. Shumpert sustained a left shoulder sprain. It may negate the return of Kevin Love. The Cavs were 7-6 without Love in the lineup.

This NBA on ABC matchup has the Clippers as a 2-point favorite. The total is sitting at 219.

Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 129-114 result against the Denver Nuggets on March 16. The Clippers failed to cover in that game as a +5.5-point underdog, while the 243 combined points took the game OVER the total. Although healthy, the Clippers are not totally well. They have lost three in a row. The latest was a 129-114 thrashing Thursday against Denver. Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan did not play because coach Doc Rivers decided to rest them.

Cleveland won its last outing, a 91-83 result against the Utah Jazz on March 16. The Cavaliers failed to cover in that game as a -8.5-point favorite, while the 174 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Cavaliers have enjoyed much success against the Clippers recently. Cleveland has won four of the last five meetings. That includes seven of nine at Staples. In their last game on Dec. 1, the Cavaliers won 113-94 in Cleveland. Irving scored 28 points.

Betting Odds Trends


Next up:
Cleveland at Los Angeles Sunday, March 19
Los Angeles home to New York Monday, March 20

Get all your 2017 NBA Odds at celtada Online Sportsbook


Leave a Reply


Check Also


Will Spurs, Warriors Play Full Teams on Wednesday?

Spurs and Warriors Gearing up For Playoffs Two teams known for resting key players, the ...


NBA Tuesday Preview & Free Pick- Golden State at Houston

Home and Home Series Opens in Houston The top matchup on NBA TV this Tuesday ...


Elite Eight: Kentucky and North Carolina Clash on Sunday

Kentucky Can Make Three SEC Schools in Final Four The Kentucky Wildcats and the North ...


Elite Eight: South Carolina Faces Florida in All SEC Matchup

South Carolina on a Roll Heading Into Elite Eight The South Carolina Gamecocks and the ...


Sweet 16: Wisconsin Looks to Continue Run Against Florida

Badgers In 4th Straight Sweet 16 The fans at Madison Square Garden will the Wisconsin ...

%d bloggers like this: