Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Madison Square Garden
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 14-5. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 5.3 as they are averaging 110.3 points per game while giving up 105.1 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 11-9. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 104.3 points per game and surrendering 106.4, good for a point differential of -2.1.
Lebron James comes into this contest averaging 23.9 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Kyrie Irving averages 24.4 points per game in 34.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.7 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Carmelo Anthony averages 22.5 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 20.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.4 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Cleveland averages 110.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 54.3 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 13.9 per game. The Cavaliers allow 105.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.9 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
New York averages 104.3 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 18th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 53.3 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 16th with 14 per game. The Knicks allow 106.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.9 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. The Knicks force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 113.5 and a defensive rating of 108.1. In terms of pace they average 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. Cleveland turns the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Knicks rating on offense is 107.6 and they have a defensive rating of 109.8. They get 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. New York turns the ball over on 12.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 7-11-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 10-9-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 12-8-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 9-11-0 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/06/16 G J.R. Smith Knee doubtful Wednesday vs. New York
New York Knicks Injuries
12/05/16 G Courtney Lee Ankle "?" Tuesday vs. Miami
Guy's Pick: Take New York +5
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