Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 8.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.5.
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The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 29-26 and a road record of 10-17. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.3 as they are averaging 102 points per game while giving up 100.7 per contest. Charlotte is 5-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 19-13. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 40-15 and a home record of 23-5. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.9 points per game and surrendering 96.8, good for a point differential of 6.1. Cleveland has a division record of 5-5 and a conference record of 23-10. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 20.7 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Nicolas Batum averages 14.8 points per game in 35.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.5 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
LeBron James averages 24.8 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per game and has 6.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Kevin Love averages 16.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.4 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Charlotte averages 102 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 52.4 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 13.2 per game. The Hornets allow 100.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Cleveland averages 102.9 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.1 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 10th in the NBA. They average 53.2 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 9th with 13.6 per game. The Cavaliers allow 96.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.7 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
The Hornets average 100.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 106.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 11 per contest. The Hornets have an offensive rating of 105.4 and a defensive rating of 104. In terms of pace they average 95.5 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 35% of their shots. Charlotte turns the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Cavaliers score 105.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 103 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 8.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7.3 points per game. The Cavaliers rating on offense is 109.6 and they have a defensive rating of 103.1. They get 93 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 34% of their shot attempts. Cleveland turns the ball over on 12.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 28-26-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 24-29-2 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 24-29-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 26-29-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
02/23/16 F Spencer Hawes Back doubtful Wednesday vs. Cleveland
02/16/16 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Shoulder out for season
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
02/23/16 G Iman Shumpert Shoulder "?" Wednesday vs. Charlotte
02/23/16 PG Mo Williams Knee "?" Wednesday vs. Charlotte
02/23/16 F Channing Frye Acquired "?" Wednesday vs. Charlotte
Josh's Pick: Take Charlotte
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