Update: Mitchell is in for the Cavaliers, as is Kevin Love. Reggie Jackson and Marcus Morris have also been ruled out for the Clippers, which has caused the spread to balloon to 11.5. It’s tough to call this one, as the Clippers have generally been able to show some fight but they might be too limited here. The under on the total, which is now 215, might be the right play.
Update: So much for George being in Sunday. He’s been ruled out, along with Leonard. A handful of LA’s rotation players are questionable for this game. Robert Covington has also been ruled out for a personal issue. The line has now moved to Cavaliers -10, but we’ll still back the Clippers at the number. The total has stayed at 214 and with George now out, the under feels like a better play.
The Los Angeles Clippers (28-24) will look to keep their winning ways going when they face the Cleveland Cavaliers (30-21) Sunday. It’s the second night of a back-to-back set for the Clippers, who have won five straight games. The Cavaliers come into this matchup with a 2-3 mark in their last five games.
Kawhi Leonard is unlikely to play in this game for the Clippers due to injury management. Donovan Mitchell is listed as questionable for the Cavaliers.
The Cavaliers are 7.5-point favorites at DraftKings Sportsbook. The total sits at 214.
Clippers vs. Cavaliers, 7 p.m. ET
Pick ATS: Clippers +7.5
Even with Leonard out, this is a big spread for a Clippers team playing well right now. The Cavaliers could get Mitchell back but he’s missed the last two games and could be limited in his return. Paul George is still the best player on the floor and he should do enough to help the Clippers stay competitive, even if there’s some fatigue. LA is 16-11 ATS after a win this season.
Over/Under: Over 214
This total is a bit off considering the Clippers lead the league in points per game over the last five contests. The Cavaliers sit at 25th in the same category over the same span, but could be getting Mitchell back. Even with Leonard likely to sit, this number is too low to consider the under.