Friday, February 5, 2016
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Boston Celtics travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday, February 5, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 7 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 211.
The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 29-22 and a road record of 14-12. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.3 as they are averaging 104.6 points per game while giving up 100.3 per contest. Boston is 7-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 22-15. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 35-13 and a home record of 19-3. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.3 points per game and surrendering 96.7, good for a point differential of 5.5. Cleveland has a division record of 4-4 and a conference record of 22-8. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Isaiah Thomas comes into this contest averaging 21.4 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Avery Bradley averages 14.8 points per game in 32.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
LeBron James averages 24.9 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per game and has 6.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Kevin Love averages 16 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.6 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Boston averages 104.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 24.3 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.1 per game. The Celtics allow 100.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 20 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 17 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Cleveland averages 102.2 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 52.9 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per contest which ranks them 10th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 8th with 13.6 per game. The Cavaliers allow 96.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.3 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
The Celtics average 105.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 104.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 3.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 3.3 per contest. The Celtics have an offensive rating of 105.6 and a defensive rating of 101.3. In terms of pace they average 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Boston turns the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 15.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%.
The Cavaliers score 105.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 108.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 3.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7.2 points per game. The Cavaliers rating on offense is 109.2 and they have a defensive rating of 103.3. They get 92.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Cleveland turns the ball over on 12.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 28-22-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 24-26-1 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 21-25-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 24-24-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
02/04/16 F Jae Crowder Ankle injured last game, probable Friday vs. Cleveland
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
02/03/16 G Matthew Dellavedova Hamstring "?" Friday vs. Boston
Josh's Pick: Take Cleveland
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