Friday, November 13, 2015
Madison Square Garden
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Friday, November 13, 2015. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 5.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 203.5.
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The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 7-1 and a road record of 2-1. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.6 as they are averaging 104.1 points per game while giving up 95.5 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 4-5 and a home record of 1-3. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 100.6 points per game and surrendering 100.8, good for a point differential of -0.2.
LeBron James comes into this contest averaging 25.3 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 61%. Kevin Love averages 17.6 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 12 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 96%.
Carmelo Anthony averages 22.7 points per game while playing 34 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 11.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 9 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Cleveland averages 104.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 55.9 rebounds per game and 25.9 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 14.2 per game. The Cavaliers allow 95.5 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 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.5 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 20.2 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
New York averages 100.6 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 55.7 rebounds per game and 20.3 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 7th with 14.2 per game. The Knicks allow 100.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.6 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Knicks force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 3-5-0 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 4-4-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 5-4-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 4-5-0 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
New York Knicks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take New York
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