Saturday, March 19, 2016
American Airlines Arena
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Saturday, March 19, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 209.
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The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 48-19 and a road record of 20-13. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.1 as they are averaging 103.6 points per game while giving up 97.4 per contest. Cleveland is 6-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 27-12. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Heat have an overall record of 39-29 and a home record of 22-13. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 99 points per game and surrendering 97.9, good for a point differential of 1.1. Miami has a division record of 8-5 and a conference record of 24-19. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
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 6.5 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 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 10.1 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Dwyane Wade averages 19 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Goran Dragic averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 5.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Cleveland averages 103.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th 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 13.4 per game. The Cavaliers allow 97.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.9 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21 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.
Miami averages 99 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 52.1 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Heat rank 13th with 14.2 per game. The Heat allow 97.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.4 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20.5 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Heat force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
The Cavaliers average 101.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 99.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 4.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5.3 per contest. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 110.3 and a defensive rating of 103.8. 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 55% 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 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Heat score 101.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 111.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -2 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 3.7 points per game. The Heat rating on offense is 104.9 and they have a defensive rating of 103.8. They get 93.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 22% of their shot attempts. Miami turns the ball over on 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 30-35-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 32-35-0 against the over/under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 35-32-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 28-40-0 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
03/18/16 F Kevin Love Illness probable Friday vs. Orlando
02/25/16 PG Mo Williams Knee out indefinitely
Miami Heat Injuries
03/18/16 F Luol Deng Shoulder probable Saturday vs. Cleveland
02/17/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out indefinitely
02/01/16 G Tyler Johnson Shoulder out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Miami
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