Lakers vs Cavaliers: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – March 26, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on March 26, 2021 - Last Updated on April 2, 2021

The Los Angeles Lakers (28-17) will attempt to halt a four-game losing streak when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers (17-27) on Friday, March 26, 2021 at Staples Center as 5.5-point favorites. The game airs at 10:30 PM ET on SportsNet LA. The matchup has a point total of 214.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of March 26, 2021, 7:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Lakers vs Cavaliers Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 26

Lakers:
Anthony Davis: Out (Achilles),
LeBron James: Out (Ankle),
Jared Dudley: Out (Knee)

Cavaliers:
Collin Sexton: Day To Day (Hamstring),
Andre Drummond: Out (Not with team),
Taurean Prince: Day To Day (Shoulder),
Kevin Love: Day To Day (Calf),
Matthew Dellavedova: Day To Day (Abdominal/Appendicitis)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Lakers (-5.5)
Total Pick Over (214.5)
Prediction Lakers 115, Cavaliers 102

The Lakers are the bet in this game. They’re favored by 7.2 more points in the model than DraftKings (12.7 to 5.5).

In this game, the model projects a total (216.9 points) a little higher than the DraftKings over/under (214.5 points).

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Lakers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
LeBron James 41 25.4 7.9 7.9 1.0 0.6 2.4
Anthony Davis 23 22.5 8.4 3.0 1.4 1.8 0.7
Dennis Schroder 41 15.1 3.5 4.9 1.0 0.2 1.0
Montrezl Harrell 45 14.9 6.6 1.1 0.7 0.8 0.0
Kyle Kuzma 44 12.4 6.8 1.5 0.5 0.5 2.0

Cavaliers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Collin Sexton 38 24.0 2.8 4.3 1.1 0.1 1.7
Andre Drummond 25 17.5 13.5 2.6 1.6 1.2 0.0
Darius Garland 35 16.6 2.2 5.9 1.1 0.1 1.8
Jarrett Allen 43 13.1 9.9 1.6 0.4 1.7 0.1
Cedi Osman 43 10.1 3.6 2.7 1.0 0.1 1.8

Cavaliers Player Props

  • Darius Garland’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 24.5, 0.2 less than his season average of 24.7.
  • Cedi Osman’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.3 shots lower than his season average of 1.8.
  • Jarrett Allen’s blocks prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.2 blocks lower than his season average of 1.7.

Shooting Trends

  • The Lakers make 48.1% of their shots from the field this season, which is 0.3 percentage points higher than the Cavaliers have allowed to their opponents (47.8%).
  • Los Angeles has a 14-7 record against the spread and a 16-5 straight-up record in games it shoots higher than 47.8% from the field.
  • Cleveland has a 13-9 record against the spread and a 14-8 record overall when allowing its opponents to make more than 48.1% of their shots from the field.
  • The Cavaliers are shooting 45.2% from the field, 0.4% lower than the 45.6% the Lakers’ opponents have shot this season.
  • This season, Cleveland has a 15-5 record against the spread and a 13-7 record overall in games the team collectively shoots higher than 45.6% from the field.
  • Los Angeles is 12-5 against the spread and 15-2 overall in games it allows opponents to shoot greater than 45.2% from the field.
  • The Lakers’ 35.4% three-point shooting percentage this season is 3.4 percentage points lower than opponents of the Cavaliers have shot from deep (38.8%).
  • Los Angeles has put together a 10-5 record against the spread and a 12-3 straight-up record in games this season when the team connects on more than 38.8% of its three-point shots.
  • Cleveland is 10-5 against the spread while putting together a 9-6 straight-up record when its opponents shoot over 35.4% from beyond the arc.
  • The Cavaliers shoot 34.2% from beyond the arc this season. That’s one percentage point lower than the Lakers have allowed their opponents to shoot from deep (35.2%).
  • Cleveland has a 13-5 ATS record and is 11-7 straight-up when the team makes more than 35.2% of its three-point attempts.
  • Los Angeles has a 13-6 ATS record and a 16-3 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 34.2% from three-point distance.
  • The Lakers’ 10.8 made three-pointers per game this season is 1.4 more made shots on average than the 9.4 per game the Cavaliers give up.
  • Los Angeles has gone 11-8 against the spread and 16-3 overall this season in games it has out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When Cleveland hits fewer threes than its opponents, it is 7-21 ATS and 7-21 straight up.
  • The Cavaliers make the fewest three-pointers in the league, while the Lakers give up the fourth-fewest makes from beyond the arc.

Lakers vs Cavaliers Stat Rankings

Lakers Rank Lakers AVG Cavaliers AVG Cavaliers Rank
21st 111.3 Points Scored 104 30th
2nd 106.8 Points Allowed 111.5 15th
7th 45.1 Rebounds 43.5 11th
17th 9.6 Off. Rebounds 11.2 3rd
26th 10.8 3pt Made 9.4 30th
16th 24.6 Assists 23.3 23rd
26th 14.6 Turnovers 14.7 27th

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