The Cleveland Cavaliers will host the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday night at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse with tipoff set for 7:00 PM ET. The Clippers carry a five-game winning streak into the second game of a weekend back-to-back on Sunday, a matchup against the host Cavaliers. The Clippers kicked off a six-game road swing on Saturday with a 120-113 thrashing of the Atlanta Hawks behind 32 points from Kawhi Leonard. But the five-time All-NBA performer has not played a back-to-back yet this season while recuperating from injuries. It appears he will out sit out tonight as well. Cleveland comes into the rematch having dropped four of its past six, including a 112-100 loss to the host Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday. The setback ended a three-game road swing for the Cavaliers, who return home for three straight starting on Sunday. Cleveland was without both veteran forward and sparkplug Kevin Love, and 2023 All-Star Game starter Donovan Mitchell on Friday. Love is listed as day-to-day with a back injury, and Mitchell is considered day-to-day due to a groin injury. The Clippers won the only matchup this season 119-117 back on November 7th.
Cavaliers vs Clippers Betting Odds
*Lines accurate at the time of publication
Cavaliers vs Clippers Best Bets
Cavaliers -10 (-110 DraftKings)
The Clippers have been one of the hottest teams in the league having won seven of their last 10 games and will be aiming for a sixth straight victory. Cleveland’s performance of late has been the exact opposite as they have lost four of their last six. However, with the Clippers announcing that Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, John Wall and Robert Covington are all out, siding with the Cavaliers seems to be the prudent play. The Clippers are also on the second night of a back-to-back where they have gone 3-7 in their last 10 games. The Clippers are 2-5 ATS both in their last seven road games and in their last seven games versus a team with a winning record. In Cleveland, the Clippers are 6-14 ATS in their last 20 meetings.
Risk: 1.1 units on DraftKings to win 1 unit. (Playable to -10.5)
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Cavaliers vs Clippers Game Over 214 Points (-110 DraftKings)
Even with so many out for Los Angeles, this is a very low number. The Clippers have had defensive issues of late ranking in the bottom third in defensive efficiency over the past few weeks. These teams combined for 236 points in their last matchup and the over is 4-1 in the last five meetings overall. The Cavs should have no trouble running up a hugh lead with the Clippers filling up the scoreboard in garbage time allowing the total to get past 214.
Risk: 1.1 Units on DraftKings to win 1 unit. (Playable to 216)