Lakers vs. Cavaliers prediction, odds, spread, line: 2022 NBA picks, Nov. 6 best bets from proven model
The Los Angeles Lakers (2-6) host the Cleveland Cavaliers (7-1) in a cross-conference matchup on Sunday afternoon. Cleveland is hoping to extend its win streak to eight in a row. In their last matchup, the Cavaliers defeated the Detroit Pistons, 112-88. Los Angeles, meanwhile, lost to the Utah Jazz 130-116 on Friday night.
Tip-off is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Cavaliers as a 4-point favorite in the latest Cavaliers vs. Lakers odds. The over/under for total points is set at 221.5. Before making any Lakers vs. Cavaliers picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past four seasons. The model enters Week 3 of the 2022-23 NBA season on a stunning 97-65 roll on all top-rated NBA picks that dates back to last season, returning more than $2,400. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.
Now, the model has set its sights on Lakers vs. Cavaliers and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several NBA betting lines and trends for Cavaliers vs. Lakers:
- Cavaliers vs. Lakers spread: Cavaliers -4
- Cavaliers vs. Lakers Over-Under: 221.5 points
- Cavaliers vs. Lakers money line: Cleveland -180, Los Angeles +152
- CLE: Cavaliers are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games overall
- LAL: Under is 4-1 in the Lakers' last 5 games following an ATS loss
- Cavaliers vs. Lakers picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why the Cavaliers can cover
Guard Caris LeVert is an instinctive and skilled ball-handler in the backcourt. LeVert has impressive court vision and is a good rebounder for his position. The Michigan product can create his own shot due to quickness and handles. LeVert is averaging 14.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game. In his last game, he logged 15 points, six rebounds and six assists.
Forward Evan Mobley provides the Cavaliers with an athletic and agile big man. Mobley has great size and length with a smooth shooting stroke. The USC product rebounds well on both ends of the floor. He is averaging 15.1 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. On Oct. 28, Mobley racked up 19 points with 10 boards.
Why the Lakers can cover
Forward Anthony Davis is an impactful player on both ends of the floor. Davis shows the ability to swat shots, guard multiple positions, and be a solid rebounder. The eight-time All-Star can attack the lane and knock down a mid-range jumper with ease. He is averaging 23 points, 11 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game.
Forward LeBron James is still dominating at the age of 37. James is an all-around threat who can run the offense with no hesitation. The four-time NBA champion is an elite passer and is a freight train coming down the lane. James is putting up a team-best 24 points and 7.5 assists per game.
How to make Cavaliers vs. Lakers picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 224 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in over 50% of simulations. You can only get the model's NBA picks at SportsLine.
Staff, C. S. (2022, November 6). Lakers vs. Cavaliers prediction, odds, spread, line: 2022 NBA picks, Nov. 6 best bets from proven model. CBSSports.com. https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/lakers-vs-cavaliers-prediction-odds-spread-line-2022-nba-picks-nov-6-best-bets-from-proven-model/