Friday, December 23, 2016
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday, December 23, 2016. The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 7-20. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -7.8 as they are averaging 106.6 points per game while giving up 114.4 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 21-6. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 110.6 points per game and surrendering 102.8, good for a point differential of 7.8.
Sean Kilpatrick comes into this contest averaging 15.7 points per game while playing 27.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Brook Lopez averages 20.3 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Kyrie Irving averages 24.2 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Lebron James averages 25.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 8.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Brooklyn averages 106.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 53.1 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 16.9 per game. The Nets allow 114.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56.3 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Cleveland averages 110.6 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 8th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 53.7 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 13th with 13.5 per game. The Cavaliers allow 102.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.6 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
The Nets have an offensive rating of 104 and a defensive rating of 111.6. In terms of pace they average 101.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Brooklyn turns the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Cavaliers rating on offense is 114.9 and they have a defensive rating of 106.8. They get 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 54%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shot attempts. Cleveland turns the ball over on 12.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 15-10-2 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 18-9-0 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 13-13-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 15-12-0 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/20/16 G Isaiah Whitehead Foot "?" Thursday vs. Golden State
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/22/16 F Kevin Love Knee "?" Friday vs. Brooklyn
12/21/16 G J.R. Smith Thumb out indefinitely
12/16/16 F Chris Andersen ACL out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland
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