Saturday, December 10, 2016
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, December 10, 2016. The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 13-9. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.6 as they are averaging 104.5 points per game while giving up 101.9 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 15-5. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 111.1 points per game and surrendering 104.5, good for a point differential of 6.6.
Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 23.6 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Nicolas Batum averages 13.5 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.5 assists per contest and 7.7 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Lebron James averages 23.9 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per game and has 9.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Kyrie Irving averages 24.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 4.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Charlotte averages 104.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 55.8 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 11.6 per game. The Hornets allow 101.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Cleveland averages 111.1 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.6 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 40% which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 54.2 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 13th with 13.8 per game. The Cavaliers allow 104.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.6 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
The Hornets have an offensive rating of 106.2 and a defensive rating of 103.5. In terms of pace they average 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Charlotte turns the ball over an average of 10.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Cavaliers rating on offense is 114.5 and they have a defensive rating of 107.7. They get 97 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 40% of their shot attempts. Cleveland turns the ball over on 12.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 11-10-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 13-9-0 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 8-11-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 11-9-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/09/16 G J.R. Smith Knee is downgraded to expected to miss Friday vs. Miami
12/08/16 G Iman Shumpert Hand probable Friday vs. Miami
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland -7
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