Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Time Warner Cable Arena to play the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 7 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
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The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 35-12 and a road record of 16-9. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 5.9 as they are averaging 102.4 points per game while giving up 96.5 per contest. Cleveland is 4-4 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 22-7. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Hornets have an overall record of 23-25 and a home record of 16-8. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 101.6 points per game and surrendering 101.3, good for a point differential of 0.2. Charlotte has a division record of 4-5 and a conference record of 13-12. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
LeBron James comes into this contest averaging 24.9 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 7.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Kevin Love averages 16.1 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 10.6 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Kemba Walker averages 20.2 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Nicolas Batum averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 5.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Cleveland averages 102.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 53.3 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 13.7 per game. The Cavaliers allow 96.5 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 12th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.1 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Charlotte averages 101.6 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 29th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 2nd with 13 per game. The Hornets allow 101.3 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 14th and 20th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.2 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Hornets force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
The Cavaliers average 99.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 114 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 4.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 9 per contest. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 109.3 and a defensive rating of 103. In terms of pace they average 92.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Cleveland turns the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Hornets score 103.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 88.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -9.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5 points per game. The Hornets rating on offense is 104.8 and they have a defensive rating of 104.5. They get 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shot attempts. Charlotte turns the ball over on 12 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 21-24-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 23-24-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 23-24-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 21-26-1 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/30/15 C Al Jefferson Knee out indefinitely
02/02/16 F Nicolas Batum Toe "?" Wednesday vs. Cleveland
01/24/16 F Cody Zeller Shoulder out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland
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