Cavs vs. Lakers Prediction

NBA Predictions: Should Bettors Lay Points on Cavs vs. Lakers? 3/11/18

Should bettors lay a small amount of points on the Cavaliers tonight when they visit the Lakers in the final matchup on the board Sunday?

Game Snapshot

(817) Cleveland Cavs at (818) Los Angeles Lakers

Sunday, March 11, 2018

TV: ESPN, 9:00 p.m. ET

CURRENT ODDS

According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook YouWager, the Cavs are 2-point road favorites to knock off the Lakers tonight. As for the total, the number sits at 228.5 at the majority of online sportsbooks.

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LINE MOVEMENT

The Cavaliers opened as 3-point road favorites in this matchup but the line has dropped to 2 at the majority of online sportsbooks. As for the total, the number hit the board at 228.5 and has not budged.

PUBLIC BETTING

As of this writing, 77% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Cavs to cover the point spread. Meanwhile, 55% of the betting tickets are on the under.

KEY INJURY TO WATCH

Kevin Love (hand) remains out for the Cavs, as do Rodney Hood (back) and Tristan Thompson (ankle). For the Lakers, Brandon Ingram (hip) is out.

BETTING STRATEGY

If you look at the betting numbers for this game, there is clearly sharp action on the Lakers. For as many betting tickets to be on Cleveland but the line has dropped, that's a clear case of reverse line movement.

The underdog is 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings between these two teams, which coincides with the Cavs being 1-4 against the number in their last five games versus the Lakers. Los Angeles is also 9-2 against the number in its last 11 home games and has cashed in eight of its last 11 games against the Eastern Conference.

 

OUR PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES LAKERS +2

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