Cavaliers vs Clippers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 7 (Elite Defenses Step Up in Low-Scoring Battle)

Larry Rupp
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Los Angeles Clippers prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Los Angeles Clippers prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / AP Photos/Mark J. Terrill
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Cavaliers vs Clippers Game Info

2022-23 NBA Regular Season Game
Cleveland Cavaliers (8-1, 4-1 Away) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (5-5, 1-3 Home)
Date: Monday, Nov. 7, 2022
Time: 10:30 p.m. ET
Venue: crypto.com Arena — Los Angeles, CA
Coverage: NBA TV

The 2022-23 NBA season keeps rolling on Monday with a thrilling matchup between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Clippers. The Cavaliers have now won eight games in a row following their 114-100 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday. Donovan Mitchell led the way with 33 points.

Meanwhile, the Clippers saw their three-game winning streak get snapped in a 110-102 loss to the Utah Jazz on Sunday. Paul George balled out with 34 points on on 11-of-22 shooting, but shots were just not falling from long range. Los Angeles shot 8-33 (24.2%) from beyond the perimeter as a team.

Cavaliers vs Clippers Odds & Spread

All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: CLE: (-186) | LAC: (+156)
Spread: CLE: -4 (-112) | LAC: +4 (-108)
Total: 213 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Cavaliers enter this contest as small road favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10:30 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 213, which is among the lowest of Monday's projected totals.

Cavaliers vs Clippers Prediction & Pick

It's tough to defend this Cavaliers team right now. They are big and average 49.6 points in the paint per game (No. 12 in NBA), yet they also shoot a reliable 38.9% from three-point range (No. 4 in NBA). If the Clippers attempt to shut down one of those areas, it leaves them exposed in one way or another.

The addition of Mitchell has given this Cleveland roster the volume scorer it has needed. The 26-year-old is averaging 31.4 points, 6.5 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game this season. He should have no trouble torching an LA defense that is allowing 24.0 points per game to opposing shooting guards.

The Cavaliers are the hottest team in the NBA right now, so I'll back them to keep momentum going.

Final Score Prediction: Cavaliers: 106 | Clippers: 102

Cavaliers vs Clippers Betting Trends

- Cleveland is 8-0 against the spread (ATS) in its last eight games.
- The total has hit the over in five of Cleveland's last six games against a Western Conference opponent.
- The Clippers are 2-11 straight up in their last 13 games as an underdog.
- The total has hit the under in each of the Clippers' last five games.

Cavaliers vs Clippers Best Bet

These teams thrive on the defensive end night in and night out. The Cavaliers have posted the second-best defensive efficiency mark in the NBA, while the Clippers check in close behind with the fourth-best mark. Both teams also rank among the top five teams in points allowed per game.

If you need more reasoning, both teams rank among the bottom five teams in pace as well and like to run the shot clock down. Overall, the under has hit in each of the Clippers' last five games. With this one potentially coming down to the wire, look for defenders to be locked in right from opening tip.

Bet: Under 213 Points (-110)

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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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