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Power forward Kevin Love will return after a one-game absence and the Cleveland Cavaliers look for their sixth victory in seven games when they visit the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday. Love sat out Thursday’s victory over the Los Angeles Lakers due to pain in both knees and he’s looking to rebound from an 11-for-42 shooting slump over his last four outings.
Love’s shaky play has contributed to the Cavaliers being unable to perform at the level that forward LeBron James is seeking. Cleveland’s recent surge has been fueled by point guard Kyrie Irving, who is averaging 24.9 points over the last seven games after scoring 26 during Thursday’s 120-108 win over the Lakers. The Clippers have won five of their past seven games as they make a run at catching the third-place Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference playoff race. The contest with the Cavaliers is followed by a five-game road trip that begins in San Antonio and concludes by visiting the Golden State Warriors.
TV: 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC
LINE HISTORY: The spread opened on Saturday afternoon with the Cavaliers pegged as 1.5 point favorites and has held steady. The total hit the board at 207.5 and rose slightly to 208 by Saturday evening.
Cavaliers – C T. Mozgov (Questionable Sunday, illness)
Clippers – PF L. Mbah a Moute (Questionable Sunday, eye)
SF P. Pierce (Questionable Sunday, toe)
COVERS POWER RANKINGS: Cavaliers (-8.9) – Clippers (-8.8) + home court (-3) = Clippers -2.9
DANCE TEAM WAR:
- L.A. Lakers
March 13, 2016 – 9:30 PM
- Offered at:
- pinnacle @ 2 -105 L.A. Lakers
Play – L.A. Lakers.
Edges – Lakers: 8-0-1 ATS with two days of rest versus foe with one day of rest. Knicks: 5-11 ATS on Sundays, including 0-4 ATS away.
With Los Angeles 10-4 ATS off a DD loss in non-conference games this season, we recommend a 1* play in the Lakers. Thank you and good luck as always.
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