Friday, December 25, 2015
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Friday, December 25, 2015. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 212.
The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 19-7 and a road record of 6-6. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.3 as they are averaging 101.4 points per game while giving up 95.2 per contest. The Warriors have an overall record of 27-1 and a home record of 13-0. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 115.5 points per game and surrendering 102, good for a point differential of 13.5.
LeBron James comes into this contest averaging 26.4 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Kevin Love averages 17.5 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 10.6 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Stephen Curry averages 31.2 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Klay Thompson averages 19.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Cleveland averages 101.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 53.8 rebounds per game and 23 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.5 per game. The Cavaliers allow 95.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.2 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 20.1 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Golden State averages 115.5 points per game this year which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 13.5 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 1st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 54.8 rebounds per game and 28.8 assists per contest which ranks them 4th and 1st respectively. In the turnover department the Warriors rank 26th with 16 per game. The Warriors allow 102 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.8 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Warriors force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 11-15-0 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 13-13-0 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 18-9-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 17-11-0 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Golden State Warriors Injuries
11/29/15 F Harrison Barnes Ankle out indefinitely
10/29/15 F Kevon Looney Hip out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland
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