A matchup featuring one of the hottest NBA squads sees the Los Angeles Lakers (10-12) play the Cleveland Cavaliers (15-9) at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on December 6, 2022. The Lakers have won three in a row, and are 8-2 over their past 10 games, but the Cavaliers are 5.5-point favorites. A 225.5-point over/under has been set for this matchup.
How to bet Cavaliers vs. Lakers
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Los Angeles Lakers Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Cavaliers as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Cavaliers have -213 odds to pick up the win, while the Lakers are listed at +177 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 225.5 points.
Cavaliers vs. Lakers Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Tuesday, December 6, 2022
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: TNT
- Location: Cleveland, Ohio
- Arena: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
Cavaliers vs. Lakers Betting Trends
Against the spread, the Cavaliers are 14-9-1 this season. Cleveland has won 13, or 76.5%, of the 17 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Cavaliers games this year have eclipsed the over/under 10 times in 22 opportunities (45.5%).
The Lakers have 10 wins against the spread in 22 games this year. Los Angeles has won six of the 15 games it was the moneyline underdog this season (40%). Lakers games this season have gone over the total in 12 of 22 opportunities (54.5%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Cavaliers vs. Lakers Injury Report
Lakers: Wenyen Gabriel: Questionable (Shoulder), LeBron James: Probable (Ankle), Anthony Davis: Probable (Back)
What you need to know about the Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland has a top-five defense this year, ranking best in the league with 105 points allowed per game. On offense, it ranks 18th with 111.3 points scored per contest. Offensively the Cavaliers have performed better in home games this year, putting up 115.6 points per game, compared to 107.7 per game on the road. The Cavaliers have been putting up 106.6 points per game in their last 10 times on the court, an average that’s slightly lower than the 111.3 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
Cleveland is draining 12.1 threes per game (11th-ranked in league). It sports a 37.8% shooting percentage (sixth-ranked) from downtown. In terms of shot breakdown, the Cavaliers have taken 62.2% two-pointers (accounting for 69.9% of the team’s baskets) and 37.8% threes (30.1%).
What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers
Offensively Los Angeles is the 10th-ranked squad in the league (114.8 points per game). Defensively it is 20th (115.1 points allowed per game). The Lakers score 115.2 points per game at home, and 114.3 on the road. In their past 10 games, the Lakers are averaging 122.6 points per contest, 7.8 more than their season average (114.8).
Beyond the arc, Los Angeles is second-worst in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (9.9). It is ranked 25th in 3-point percentage at 33%. In 2022-23, the Lakers have attempted 33.6% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 66.4% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 23.4% of the Lakers’ baskets have been 3-pointers, and 76.6% have been 2-pointers.
Cavaliers vs. Lakers Predictions and Pick
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