Sunday, December 20, 2015
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday, December 20, 2015. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 16.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 198.
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The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 1-27 and a road record of 0-16. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -12.9 as they are averaging 91.4 points per game while giving up 104.3 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 17-7 and a home record of 11-1. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.6 points per game and surrendering 96, good for a point differential of 5.6.
Jahlil Okafor comes into this contest averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night so far this season for the 76ers. He pulls down 8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Nerlens Noel averages 9.8 points per game in 29.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 7.7 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 57%.
LeBron James averages 26.6 points per game while playing 36.8 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per game and has 6.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Kevin Love averages 17.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.8 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Philadelphia averages 91.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -12.9 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 50.2 rebounds per game and 18.7 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 18.2 per game. The 76ers allow 104.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.5 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Cleveland averages 101.6 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 54.1 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 16th with 14.9 per game. The Cavaliers allow 96 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd 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 statistics. Opponents average 48.3 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 20.4 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 11-16-1 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 14-14-0 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 10-14-0 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 13-11-0 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/19/15 G Jakarr Sampson Finger injured last game, probable Sunday vs. Cleveland
12/16/15 F Carl Landry Wrist out indefinitely
10/23/15 C Joel Embiid Foot out for season
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/19/15 G Iman Shumpert Groin doubtful Sunday vs. Philadelphia
12/19/15 PG Kyrie Irving Knee "?" Sunday vs. Philadelphia
12/19/15 PG Mo Williams Thumb "?" Sunday vs. Philadelphia
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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