Tuesday, December 15, 2015
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Tuesday, December 15, 2015. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 201.5.
The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 15-7 and a road record of 5-6. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 5.4 as they are averaging 102 points per game while giving up 96.7 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 14-10 and a home record of 7-5. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 103.7 points per game and surrendering 98.8, good for a point differential of 4.9.
LeBron James comes into this contest averaging 26.4 points per game while playing 36.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 71%. Kevin Love averages 17.8 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 11 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Isaiah Thomas averages 20.8 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 6.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Avery Bradley averages 16.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.4 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Cleveland averages 102 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 54.2 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.7 per game. The Cavaliers allow 96.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.5 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 20.4 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Boston averages 103.7 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 52.8 rebounds per game and 24.9 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 19th with 15.4 per game. The Celtics allow 98.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.8 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The Celtics force 18.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 8-14-0 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 12-10-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 14-9-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 11-12-1 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/14/15 G J.R. Smith Illness is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs. Boston
12/14/15 F LeBron James Quad injured last game, probable Tuesday vs. Boston
12/14/15 G Matthew Dellavedova Back probable Tuesday vs. Boston
10/26/15 PG Kyrie Irving Knee out indefinitely
Boston Celtics Injuries
12/14/15 G R.J. Hunter Hip "?" Tuesday vs. Cleveland
11/23/15 PG Marcus Smart Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland
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