Los Angeles Clippers (36-16) Cleveland Cavaliers (13-39)
NBA: Sunday, February 9, 2020 7:30 PM (STAPLES Center)
ML: Clippers -240, Cavs +200, Over/Under 231 (MyBookie)
Odds: Clippers -6.5 (MyBookie)
The Los Angeles Clippers were completely dominated by the Timberwolves for all 4 quarters yesterday, losing 115-142. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George were alright on the night, with Kawhi earning 29 points and PG earning 21 points on the night. Other than them, it was a very quiet night for the Clippers, with no other player scoring more than 11 points on the night. Although I suppose that will happen when all except for one player was in the game for at least 10 minutes.
The Cleveland Cavaliers couldn’t make a comeback against the Thunder on Wednesday, losing 103-108. Larry Nance Jr and John Henson were each able to earn themselves a double-double on the night, with Larry Nance Jr earning 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Henson earning 11 rebounds and 10 points. Nearly everyone on the team was able to produce something on the night, with all but 2 players earning at least 10 points.
I will fully admit that I was caught by surprise by how much the Clippers were decimated by the Timberwolves. However, that just makes them even more deadly for the next game. Other than ranking 18th in assists per game, 21st in turnovers per game, and 21st in steals per game, the Clippers are at least in the top 15 for every major category. They won’t allow another team like the Timberwolves beat them anytime soon.
Poor Andre Drummond man. Instead of getting traded to a team that is at least decent, he’s traded to a team that is somehow worse than the Pistons. The Cavs are worse than the Pistons in nearly every category except for Rebounds per game. That’s because you can’t be worse than the worst team in the NBA for rebounds. I really feel bad for Drummond because the Pistons apparently traded him there without him knowing anything.
LA Clippers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Clippers’ last 8 games against an opponent in the Central division.
LA Clippers are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games played in February.
Cleveland are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland’s last 6 games at home.
Cleveland are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Pacific division.
Honestly, I don’t know why you would even need any advice for this game. This is the most surefire win for the Clippers in the NBA right now. Even with the addition of Drummond to the team, Cleveland’s chances of winning are 0%. I’m sure you already knew that, but decided to click on the article anyways, in which case, thank you for that. Although I can understand why you may have doubts after the Clippers were destroyed by the Timberwolves, but that was only an outlier. That won’t happen again, even with Kawhi not playing today.