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    Cleveland Cavaliers versus LA Clippers NBA Pick 3-1-2013


    by tonytssportsbets

    The 42-18 LA Clippers will travel on a back to back as they face the 20-38 Cleveland Cavaliers in an NBA pro basketball game on Friday night. Tip off time from Cleveland is scheduled for 7:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

    The NBA odds from this game have the home team Cleveland Cavaliers favored by -5 points.

    The teams met back on November 5th with the Cavaliers posting the 108-101 road win at the Clippers as a +10 point underdog. The total landed over 198 ½ points.

    LA Clippers are 19-12 on the road. They extend their win streak to three games and have won seven of eight games following a 99-91 road win on Friday night to the Indiana Pacers as a +1 ½ point underdog. The game finished under 192 ½ points.

    The Clips have a great shooting night against one of the best defenses in the league as they shoot 48.8% from the floor. LA was ice cold from three making just 4 of 23 from beyond the arc. Chris Paul had 29 points and 8 assists on 11 of 18 from the field. LA held the Pacers to 42.7% from the field and forced 20 Indiana turnovers. The Clips are fourth in the NBA in two key defensive categories. The team allows just 93.9 points a game along with 43.8% from the floor.

    The Cavaliers are 11-16 straight up on their home court. They win their second straight and fourth in five tries after a 103-92 home win against the Toronto Raptors as a +4 ½ point home underdog. The game ended under 196 points.

    The Cavs survived a 41.5% shooting night and hit on 5 of 13 from three. Cleveland was sharp at the free throw line making 30 of 32 from the charity stripe. The team allowed Toronto 44.9% from the field along with 2 of 20 three pointers. Dion Waiters had 23 points and six assists on 7 of 16 shooting. With the return of John Wall to the lineup the Cavaliers have shown an upsurge offensively. They are now a mid-pack team in points per game and three point shooting.