Wednesday, January 20, 2016
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, January 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 12 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 201.
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The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 28-11 and a road record of 13-9. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 5.3 as they are averaging 101.3 points per game while giving up 96 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 11-31 and a home record of 7-15. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 95.7 points per game and surrendering 103.3, good for a point differential of -7.6.
LeBron James comes into this contest averaging 25.3 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 7.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Kevin Love averages 15.6 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 10.7 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Brook Lopez averages 19.9 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 8.4 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Thaddeus Young averages 15.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.2 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Cleveland averages 101.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 53.2 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 14.1 per game. The Cavaliers allow 96 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.8 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Brooklyn averages 95.7 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 50.7 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Nets rank 22nd with 15.1 per game. The Nets allow 103.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. The Nets force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 17-21-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 18-21-0 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 21-21-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 17-24-1 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
01/05/16 G Joe Harris Foot out indefinitely
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/07/15 F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Ankle expected to miss 8-10 weeks
10/28/15 F Chris McCullough Knee out indefinitely
01/18/16 C Andrea Bargnani Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Cleveland
01/03/16 PG Jarrett Jack Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland
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