Monday, December 28, 2015
US Airways Center
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to US Airways Center to play the Phoenix Suns on Monday, December 28, 2015. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.
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The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 19-9 and a road record of 6-8. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.6 as they are averaging 99.9 points per game while giving up 95.3 per contest. The Suns have an overall record of 12-20 and a home record of 8-9. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 103.7 points per game and surrendering 105.4, good for a point differential of -1.7.
LeBron James comes into this contest averaging 25.8 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Kevin Love averages 17.1 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 10.7 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Brandon Knight averages 19.8 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Eric Bledsoe averages 20.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 6.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Cleveland averages 99.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 54 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.5 per game. The Cavaliers allow 95.3 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 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.9 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 20.4 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Phoenix averages 103.7 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Suns rank 29th with 16.9 per game. The Suns allow 105.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 27th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.7 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Suns force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 12-16-0 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 13-15-0 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 13-19-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 17-15-0 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/27/15 PG Eric Bledsoe Knee expected to miss Monday vs. Cleveland
12/27/15 F Markieff Morris Suspension expected to miss Monday vs. Cleveland
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland
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