Thursday, November 3, 2016
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Boston Celtics travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday, November 3, 2016. The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 2-1. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.7 as they are averaging 108.3 points per game while giving up 106.7 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 4-0. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 111.0 points per game and surrendering 99.5, good for a point differential of 11.5.
Al Horford comes into this contest averaging 12 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is currently at 67%. Isaiah Thomas averages 24.7 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.7 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Lebron James averages 20.5 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 9.5 rebounds per game and has 9.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 63%. Kyrie Irving averages 26.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 100%.
Boston averages 108.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 50 rebounds per game and 27.7 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.7 per game. The Celtics allow 106.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.3 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Cleveland averages 111 points per game this year which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 11.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 55 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 9th with 13.2 per game. The Cavaliers allow 99.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.8 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 20 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
The Celtics have an offensive rating of 111 and a defensive rating of 109.3. In terms of pace they average 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 58%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Boston turns the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 10.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Cavaliers rating on offense is 115.3 and they have a defensive rating of 103.4. They get 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 40% of their shot attempts. Cleveland turns the ball over on 12 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 1-2-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 1-2-0 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 2-2-0 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 1-3-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
11/02/16 C Al Horford Concussion is downgraded to expected to miss Wednesday vs. Chicago & Thursday vs Cleveland
11/01/16 PG Avery Bradley Shoulder is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs. Chicago
11/01/16 PG Marcus Smart Ankle is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs. Chicago
10/22/16 C Kelly Olynyk Shoulder out indefinitely
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Cleveland
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