Thursday, March 31, 2016
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday, March 31, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 13.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 210.5.
The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 21-53 and a road record of 7-29. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.5 as they are averaging 98.8 points per game while giving up 105.2 per contest. Brooklyn is 6-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 12-33. They are 3-7 in their last 10 games. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 52-22 and a home record of 30-7. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 103.9 points per game and surrendering 98, good for a point differential of 5.9. Cleveland has a division record of 7-5 and a conference record of 30-14. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
Brook Lopez comes into this contest averaging 20.6 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Thaddeus Young averages 15.1 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 9.1 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%.
LeBron James averages 25 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per game and has 6.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Kevin Love averages 15.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.9 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Brooklyn averages 98.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 49.3 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 14.9 per game. The Nets allow 105.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.9 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Cleveland averages 103.9 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.9 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 36% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 9th with 13.5 per game. The Cavaliers allow 98 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
The Nets average 98.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 108 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -8.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -11.7 per contest. The Nets have an offensive rating of 103.6 and a defensive rating of 110.4. In terms of pace they average 95 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 21% of their shots. Brooklyn turns the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Cavaliers score 106.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 100.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -0.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 8 points per game. The Cavaliers rating on offense is 110.8 and they have a defensive rating of 104.5. They get 93.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shot attempts. Cleveland turns the ball over on 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 37-36-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 37-36-1 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 32-40-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 36-38-0 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
01/03/16 PG Jarrett Jack Knee out for season
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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