Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Portland Trail Blazers travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday, December 8, 2015. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 9.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.5.
The Trail Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 9-12 and a road record of 4-7. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.1 as they are averaging 102.1 points per game while giving up 102.2 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 13-7 and a home record of 9-1. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.4 points per game and surrendering 97.6, good for a point differential of 3.9.
Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 24.2 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Trail Blazers. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. C.J. McCollum averages 19.4 points per game in 35 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
LeBron James averages 26.2 points per game while playing 36.9 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 6.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Kevin Love averages 18.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.3 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Portland averages 102.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 54.8 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 15.5 per game. The Trail Blazers allow 102.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.5 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Cleveland averages 101.5 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 55.1 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 14th with 14.8 per game. The Cavaliers allow 97.5 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 17th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers are 11-10-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers are 12-8-1 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 7-13-0 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 11-9-0 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
10/26/15 PG Kyrie Irving Knee out indefinitely
09/29/15 F Iman Shumpert Wrist out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Portland
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