Cavaliers vs. Lakers Prediction: NBA Odds, Point Spread

Charlie Grant | Updated Jan 12, 2020

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For a third time this season, the Cavs have won two games in a row. Beating LA on Monday would tie the club for its longest win streak of the campaign.

January 13, 2020, 10:30 PM ET
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L.A. Lakers

LeBron James’ old team visits his new digs in LA for just the second time when the Cavaliers come to the Staples Center on Monday. There’s a chance Cleveland could play a Lakers side missing both Anthony Davis and King James. 

NBA Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Cleveland is coming off a 111-103 win at Denver on Saturday night as a 12.5-point underdog. The team took down Detroit 115-112 on Thursday as a 7.5-point road underdog.

Points are cheap these days for Cavalier games. The Cavs have scored over 110 points in each of their last three games and they’re allowing 113 points per game over their last 10 games. The Over is 7-3 in their last 10 contests and 20-19 on the season.

Cleveland is playing well away from home. The Cavs are 3-0 straight up in their last three away dates and 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games.

The Lakers are coming off a win and cover against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night as 9-point road underdogs. The Purple and Gold were getting so many points in that contest because they were without Anthony Davis and LeBron James.

Los Angeles is riding an eight-game win streak and is 5-2-1 against the number during the run. The Lakers are first in the Western Conference at 32-7 – five games up on second place Los Angeles Clippers.

The Lakers’ odds to win the NBA title are +315 at Sports Interaction – tied with the Los Angeles Clippers for the shortest odds in the league.

Cleveland Cavaliers

The rebuilding Cavs have veterans in the frontcourt and young blood in the backcourt. Big men Tristan Thompson and Kevin Love are doing the heavy lifting the paint. Thompson scored a career-high 35 points in the overtime win over Detroit while Love seems to be level headed again after losing his cool during a game earlier this month.

Rookie Darius Garland and sophomore Colin Sexton are to be the future in Cleveland. The duo are averaging a combined 30.8 points per game, but just 5.6 assists a night.

Los Angeles Lakers

Kyle Kuzma was the star of the show on Saturday night with both LeBron and Davis out. He scored a season-high 36 points on 15-for-24 shooting against the Thunder. He’s scored 24 or more points in four of his last nine games.

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