Sunday, March 13, 2016
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, March 13, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 207.5.
The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 46-18 and a road record of 19-12. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.2 as they are averaging 103.8 points per game while giving up 97.6 per contest. Cleveland is 6-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 27-12. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Clippers have an overall record of 42-22 and a home record of 22-11. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 104.9 points per game and surrendering 100.4, good for a point differential of 4.5. Los Angeles has a division record of 7-5 and a conference record of 22-15. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
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 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Kevin Love averages 15.8 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 10 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Chris Paul averages 19.9 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 9.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. J.J. Redick averages 16.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.8 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Cleveland averages 103.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 53.1 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 13.5 per game. The Cavaliers allow 97.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.2 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 104.9 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 7th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 51.5 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 3rd with 13 per game. The Clippers allow 100.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.5 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Clippers force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
The Cavaliers average 101.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 114.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 4.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 6 per contest. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 110.3 and a defensive rating of 103.7. In terms of pace they average 93.3 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 34% of their shots. Cleveland turns the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Clippers score 105.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 106 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 4.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6.2 points per game. The Clippers rating on offense is 107.9 and they have a defensive rating of 103.3. They get 96.4 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 32% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 12.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 29-33-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 32-32-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 31-29-4 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 26-35-3 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
03/12/16 F Kevin Love Knee "?" Sunday vs. LA Clippers
03/12/16 C Timofey Mozgov Illness "?" Sunday vs. LA Clippers
02/25/16 PG Mo Williams Knee out indefinitely
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
03/12/16 F Luc Mbah a Moute Eye "?" Sunday vs. Cleveland
03/12/16 F Paul Pierce Toe "?" Sunday vs. Cleveland
02/07/16 G Austin Rivers Hand out indefinitely
01/12/16 F Blake Griffin Hand out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Cleveland
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