4* NBA UNBELIEVABLE UNDERDOG
Cleveland vs. LA Lakers,
01/13/2012 22:30 EDT,
Score: 92 - 97
Point Spread: +10½/-105 Cleveland
The Lakers are simply laying way too many points in this game. The Cavaliers are a much improved team from a year ago, and I expect them to keep this game under double digits the entire game. This isn't a game the Lakers really care a whole lot about, especially with a game against the Clippers scheduled the following day.
The Lakers have had to rely and awful lot on Kobe Bryant of late, and I think this is one of those trap games where Bryant just doesn't bring his best effort. In fact I think the entire Lakers team could come out soft and not all that motivated.
While this isn't a big game for the Lakers, you can bet the Cavalier players are chomping at the bit to pull off the upset. Cleveland is simply catching the Lakers at the right time.
Cleveland is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games as a road underdog of 5.0-10.5 and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. BET THE CAVALIERS +10.5!