Friday, December 4, 2015
Smoothie King Center
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday, December 4, 2015. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 5.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.5.
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 Pelicans have an overall record of 4-15 and a home record of 3-5. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 101.6 points per game and surrendering 109.1, good for a point differential of -7.4.
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%.
Anthony Davis averages 23.8 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 10.9 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Ryan Anderson averages 18.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.9 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Cleveland averages 102.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th 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 7th 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 13th with 14.8 per game. The Cavaliers allow 96.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 11th 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 9th place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
New Orleans averages 101.6 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 50.4 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 5th with 14.1 per game. The Pelicans allow 109.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.3 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. The Pelicans force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th 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
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 6-13-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 8-10-1 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
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
12/03/15 PG Jrue Holiday Leg probable Friday vs. Cleveland
11/06/15 C Kendrick Perkins Pectoral out 2-3 months
10/26/15 F/G Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take New Orleans
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