Los Angeles Lakers vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds, Lines, Picks & Predictions – NBA, Mar. 21

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Mar 21, 2022, 5:05 PM
  • The Cavaliers (35-24) are -5.5 favorites vs. the Lakers (27-31)
  • Total (Over/Under): 226.5 points
  • Monday, March 21, 2022 at 7:00pm EDT
  • Watch the game on BSOH & SportsNet LA

The Los Angeles Lakers visit Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00pm EDT in Cleveland.

The Cavaliers are betting favorites in this NBA matchup, with the spread sitting at -5.5 (-115).

So far this NBA season, the Lakers are 29-41 against the spread, while the Cavaliers are 38-28 against the spread.

The Lakers vs Cavaliers Over/Under is 226.5 total points for the game.


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Lakers vs. Cavaliers Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
Los Angeles Lakers+5.5 -105O 226.5 -110180
Cleveland Cavaliers -5.5 -115U 226.5 -110-225

Against the spread this NBA season, the Lakers have gone:

  • 29-41 against the Spread (-16.05 Units / -20.56% ROI)
  • 30-41 against the Moneyline (-24.5 Units / -19.21% ROI)
  • 40-31 against the Over for game total points (+5.85 Units / 7.49% ROI)
  • 31-40 against the Under for game total points (-13 Units / -16.66% ROI)
  • The Los Angeles Lakers have covered the 2Q Game Total Over in 38 of their last 54 games (+21.50 Units / 36% ROI)
  • The Los Angeles Lakers have covered the 4Q Spread in 24 of their last 38 games (+9.58 Units / 23% ROI)
  • The Los Angeles Lakers have covered the 3Q Game Total Over in 11 of their last 13 away games (+8.80 Units / 61% ROI)
  • The Los Angeles Lakers have covered the Game Total Over in 15 of their last 21 away games (+8.40 Units / 36% ROI)
  • The Los Angeles Lakers have covered the 4Q Game Total Under in 21 of their last 34 away games (+6.70 Units / 18% ROI)
  • The Los Angeles Lakers have only covered the 1H Moneyline in 25 of their last 70 games (-32.32 Units / -31% ROI)
  • The Los Angeles Lakers have only covered the 2Q Game Total Under in 22 of their last 69 games (-27.42 Units / -36% ROI)
  • The Los Angeles Lakers have only covered the 1H Spread in 22 of their last 66 games (-25.39 Units / -35% ROI)
  • The Los Angeles Lakers have only covered the Moneyline in 30 of their last 71 games (-24.50 Units / -19% ROI)
  • The Los Angeles Lakers have only covered the 1Q Spread in 19 of their last 53 games (-18.54 Units / -32% ROI)

Against the spread this NBA season, the Cavaliers have gone:

  • 38-28 against the Spread (+7.15 Units / 9.16% ROI)
  • 41-30 against the Moneyline (+18.95 Units / 15.79% ROI)
  • 30-39 against the Over for game total points (-12.9 Units / -16.52% ROI)
  • 39-30 against the Under for game total points (+6 Units / 7.68% ROI)
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers have covered the Moneyline in 41 of their last 69 games (+20.95 Units / 18% ROI)
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers have covered the 4Q Game Total Under in 41 of their last 69 games (+11.37 Units / 15% ROI)
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers have covered the Game Total Under in 22 of their last 34 games at home (+9.90 Units / 26% ROI)
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers have covered the Spread in 38 of their last 69 games (+9.35 Units / 12% ROI)
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers have covered the 2H Moneyline in 15 of their last 20 games at home (+8.78 Units / 28% ROI)
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers have only covered the 4Q Game Total Over in 27 of their last 69 games (-17.99 Units / -24% ROI)
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers have only covered the Game Total Over in 28 of their last 69 games (-14.90 Units / -20% ROI)
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers have only covered the Team Total Under in 28 of their last 64 games (-12.68 Units / -18% ROI)
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers have only covered the 3Q Game Total Over in 30 of their last 71 games (-11.92 Units / -15% ROI)
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers have only covered the 1Q Game Total Under in 17 of their last 41 games (-9.92 Units / -22% ROI)

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Los Angeles Lakers: Keys to the Game vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers

The Lakers were 13-8 (.619) when allowing 15 or more second chance points last season — 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .450

The Lakers are 36-16 (.692) when they win the turnover margin since the start of the 2020-21 season — 4th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .556

The Lakers were 19-8 (.704) when they win the turnover margin last season — 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .552

Cleveland Cavaliers: Keys to the Game vs. the Los Angeles Lakers

The Cavaliers were 7-19 (.269) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points last season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .553

The Cavaliers were 5-23 (.179) when allowing 15 or more fastbreak points last season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .413

The Cavaliers were 6-36 (.143) when allowing 110 or more points last season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .321

The Cavaliers are 19-6 (.760) when they win the turnover margin this season — 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: .561

Injury Report: Cavaliers vs. Lakers - Monday's Game, Mar. 21

  • Jarrett Allen (Cavaliers): Allen has a fractured finger and is out indefinitely, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
  • Collin Sexton (Cavaliers): Sexton underwent surgery on a torn meniscus in his left knee and is expected to miss the rest of the season, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
  • Rajon Rondo (Cavaliers): Rondo is out for Monday's (Mar. 21) game against the Lakers.
  • Dean Wade (Cavaliers): Wade is out for several weeks, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
  • Wayne Ellington (Lakers): Ellington is questionable for Monday's (Mar. 21) game against Cleveland.
  • Anthony Davis (Lakers): The Lakers announced Anthony Davis has a mid-foot sprain and will be re-evaluated in 4 weeks.
  • Talen Horton-Tucker (Lakers): Horton-Tucker is probable for Monday's (Mar. 21) game against Cleveland.
  • Wenyen Gabriel (Lakers): Gabriel is probable for Monday's (Mar. 21) game against Cleveland.
  • Kendrick Nunn (Lakers): Nunn suffered a setback as he tried to ramp-up activity on his knee, according to Matt Peralta of Lakersnation.com. There is no timetable for his return.
  • LeBron James (Lakers): James is questionable for Monday's (Mar. 21) game against Cleveland.

Los Angeles Lakers Offensive Stats & Trends

The Lakers averaged 0.51 points per possession (7,887 points/16,015 possessions) last season — tied for 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 0.54

The Lakers averaged 14.7 turnovers per game (1,060 turnovers/72 games) last season — 2nd highest among NBA teams; League Avg: 13.2

The Lakers have averaged 111.3 points per game (5,009 points/45 games) this season — 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 107.8

The Lakers shot 74% from the free throw line (1,241/1,679) last season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 78%

Cleveland Cavaliers Offensive Stats & Trends

The Cavaliers averaged 102.5 points per game (7,379 points/72 games) last season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 111.8

The Cavaliers averaged 51.8 points per game (3,726 points/72 games) in the first half last season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 56.5

The Cavaliers made 9.9 three-pointers per game last season — tied for lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 12.7

The Cavaliers averaged 50.3 points per game (3,568 points/71 games) in the second half last season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 54.8

Los Angeles Lakers Defensive Stats & Trends

The Lakers have 364 steals this season — 7th most among NBA teams

The Lakers have averaged 5.7 blocks per game (255 blocks/45 games) this season — 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.8

The Lakers have blocked 641 shots since the start of the 2020-21 season — 5th most among NBA teams

The Lakers have averaged 5.5 blocks per game (641 blocks/117 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 4th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.9

Cleveland Cavaliers Defensive Stats & Trends

The Cavaliers averaged 31.9 defensive rebounds per game (2,299 rebounds/72 games) last season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.4

The Cavaliers have averaged 32.9 defensive rebounds per game (3,880 rebounds/118 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.3

The Cavaliers have averaged 4.2 blocks per game (254 blocks/61 games) on the road since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.8


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