Saturday, December 26, 2015
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday, December 26, 2015. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
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 Trail Blazers have an overall record of 11-20 and a home record of 6-6. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 101 points per game and surrendering 103.1, good for a point differential of -2.1.
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%.
Damian Lillard averages 24.6 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per contest this year for the Trail Blazers. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 6.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. C.J. McCollum averages 20.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
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.
Portland averages 101 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.1 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 35% which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 54.6 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Trail Blazers rank 24th with 15.6 per game. The Trail Blazers allow 103.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The Trail Blazers force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th 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
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers are 15-16-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers are 17-13-1 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
12/24/15 PG Damian Lillard Foot "?" Saturday vs. Cleveland
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Today's NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert NBA Picks