Friday, January 15, 2016
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Friday, January 15, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.5.
The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 27-9 and a road record of 12-8. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.4 as they are averaging 101.9 points per game while giving up 95.5 per contest. The Rockets have an overall record of 21-19 and a home record of 13-9. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 104.1 points per game and surrendering 105, good for a point differential of -0.9.
LeBron James comes into this contest averaging 25.8 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Kevin Love averages 16.2 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 10.7 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
James Harden averages 28 points per game while playing 37.7 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 6.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Dwight Howard averages 14.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.9 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is 53%.
Cleveland averages 101.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 53.3 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 13.9 per game. The Cavaliers allow 95.5 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 13th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.7 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 22nd in the league.
Houston averages 104.1 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 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 35% which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 52.4 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 29th with 16.8 per game. The Rockets allow 105 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 24.5 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. The Rockets force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 15-20-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 17-19-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 16-24-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 20-18-2 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
01/12/16 PG Mo Williams Personal "?" Thursday vs. San Antonio
01/05/16 G Joe Harris Foot out indefinitely
Houston Rockets Injuries
11/18/15 F Sam Dekker Back out indefinitely
01/14/16 PG Patrick Beverley Personal "?" Friday vs. Cleveland
01/12/16 F Donatas Motiejunas Back out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland
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