Sunday, April 3, 2016
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday, April 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
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The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 44-31 and a road record of 16-20. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.6 as they are averaging 103.1 points per game while giving up 100.5 per contest. Charlotte is 42558 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 29-16. They are 42554 in their last 10 games. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 54-22 and a home record of 31-7. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 104 points per game and surrendering 98, good for a point differential of 6. Cleveland has a division record of 42556 and a conference record of 32-14. In their last 10 games they are 42554.
Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 21 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Nicolas Batum averages 15.3 points per game in 35.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.8 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
LeBron James averages 25.1 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 6.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Kevin Love averages 15.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.7 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 81%.
Charlotte averages 103.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 12.6 per game. The Hornets allow 100.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Cleveland averages 104 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 11th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 53 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per contest which ranks them 10th and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 9th with 13.6 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 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.4 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 21.3 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 Hornets average 101.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 105 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 16 per contest. The Hornets have an offensive rating of 106.7 and a defensive rating of 103.9. In terms of pace they average 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. 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 11.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Cavaliers score 106.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 105.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 5.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 8.3 points per game. The Cavaliers rating on offense is 110.5 and they have a defensive rating of 104.1. They get 93.4 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 35% of their shot attempts. Cleveland turns the ball over on 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 39-35-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 34-39-2 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 34-40-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 37-39-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
02/16/16 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Shoulder out for season
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
04/02/16 PG Kyrie Irving Ankle probable Sunday vs. Charlotte
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland
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