Sunday, February 21, 2016
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday, February 21, 2016. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 213.
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The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 39-14 and a road record of 16-10. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 6 as they are averaging 102.9 points per game while giving up 96.9 per contest. Cleveland is 5-4 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 23-9. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Thunder have an overall record of 40-15 and a home record of 25-6. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 109.9 points per game and surrendering 101.9, good for a point differential of 8. Oklahoma City has a division record of 10-1 and a conference record of 27-5. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
LeBron James comes into this contest averaging 25 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 6.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Kevin Love averages 15.7 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 10.4 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Russell Westbrook averages 24.1 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 10.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Kevin Durant averages 27.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 4.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Cleveland averages 102.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6 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 53.4 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 13.5 per game. The Cavaliers allow 96.9 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 10th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.7 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Oklahoma City averages 109.9 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 56 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder rank 26th with 15.5 per game. The Thunder allow 101.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.6 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Thunder force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
The Cavaliers average 99.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 115.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 4.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 13.3 per contest. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 109.6 and a defensive rating of 103.2. In terms of pace they average 93 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 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Thunder score 108.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 113.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 13 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 9.9 points per game. The Thunder rating on offense is 112.8 and they have a defensive rating of 104.6. They get 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Oklahoma City turns the ball over on 13.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 23-28-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 26-27-0 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 22-32-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 24-31-0 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
02/20/16 G Iman Shumpert Shoulder injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Oklahoma City
02/20/16 F Channing Frye Acquired is downgraded to expected to miss Sunday vs. Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
02/20/16 F Kevin Durant Foot injured last game, probable Sunday vs. Cleveland
01/25/16 G Andre Roberson Knee expected to miss 3-4 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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