Friday, April 1, 2016
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, April 1, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.
The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 52-22 and a road record of 22-15. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 5.9 as they are averaging 103.9 points per game while giving up 98 per contest. Cleveland is 7-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 30-14. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Hawks have an overall record of 45-31 and a home record of 24-13. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 102.9 points per game and surrendering 99, good for a point differential of 3.8. Atlanta has a division record of 8-7 and a conference record of 27-20. In their last 10 games they are 8-2.
LeBron James comes into this contest averaging 25 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Kevin Love averages 15.8 points per game in 31.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 9.9 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Jeff Teague averages 15.2 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 5.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Paul Millsap averages 17 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.7 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Cleveland averages 103.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they 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 12th in those defensive categories. 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. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Atlanta averages 102.9 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.8 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 35% which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 48.8 rebounds per game and 25.7 assists per contest which ranks them 30th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 20th with 14.8 per game. The Hawks allow 99 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. The Hawks force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
The Cavaliers average 101.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 100.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 3.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -0.3 per contest. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 110.8 and a defensive rating of 104.5. In terms of pace they average 93.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Cleveland turns the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Hawks score 103.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 103.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 3.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.7 points per game. The Hawks rating on offense is 105.5 and they have a defensive rating of 101.6. They get 96.8 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 33% of their shot attempts. Atlanta turns the ball over on 13.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
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
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 39-35-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 36-39-1 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
03/31/16 G J.R. Smith Illness "?" Thursday vs. Brooklyn
03/31/16 PG Kyrie Irving Illness "?" Thursday vs. Brooklyn
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
02/17/16 F Tiago Splitter Hip out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta
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