Saturday, December 5, 2015
American Airlines Arena
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Saturday, December 5, 2015. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 192.
The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 13-5 and a road record of 4-4. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 5.5 as they are averaging 102.1 points per game while giving up 96.6 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 11-6 and a home record of 9-3. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 96.3 points per game and surrendering 92.6, good for a point differential of 3.6.
LeBron James comes into this contest averaging 25.6 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 69%. Kevin Love averages 19.2 points per game in 34.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 11.6 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Dwyane Wade averages 18.6 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Chris Bosh averages 17.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 9 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Cleveland averages 102.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 55.9 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.8 per game. The Cavaliers allow 96.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.1 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 20.3 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Miami averages 96.3 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 7th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 52.6 rebounds per game and 19.6 assists per contest which ranks them 17th and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Heat rank 5th with 13.8 per game. The Heat allow 92.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 18.8 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. The Heat force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 7-11-0 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 10-8-0 against the over/under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 8-9-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 3-14-0 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
10/26/15 PG Kyrie Irving Knee out indefinitely
09/29/15 F Iman Shumpert Wrist out indefinitely
Miami Heat Injuries
12/04/15 F Amar'e Stoudemire Illness "?" Saturday vs. Cleveland
12/04/15 F Luol Deng Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Cleveland
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland
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