4* LAKERS/CAVALIERS NBA NO DOUBT ATS SMASH
LA Lakers vs. Cleveland,
12/11/2012 19:00 EDT,
Score: 94 - 100
Point Spread: -6/-110 LA Lakers
4* LAKERS/CAVALIERS NBA NO DOUBT ATS SMASH: Lakers -6
This is one spot where I feel like you have to take your chances on the Lakers. Los Angeles is in desperate need of a win right now. They have lost two straight and 4 of 5 overall to drop their record to just 9-12.
Cleveland appears to be the perfect opponent to help them get back on track. The Cavaliers have lost five straight and 15 of their last 17 games overall. While they get back starting point guard Kyrie Irving, I don't think his return will be as big of a factor as some might think. Irving hasn't played since Nov. 18 and simply won't be in game-shape as soon as he steps back on the floor. It's not like Cleveland was winning with him in the lineup. The Cavs are just 1-8 in games he has played and six of those losses came by 7-points or more.
Cleveland is just 4-15 ATS in home games vs team who are outscoring their opponents by 3 points or more per game over the last 3 seasons and are losing these games by an average of 14 points! BET THE LAKERS!