Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Sleep Train Arena
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Sleep Train Arena to play the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 8 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 212.
The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 44-18 and a road record of 17-12. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 6 as they are averaging 103.2 points per game while giving up 97.2 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 Kings have an overall record of 25-37 and a home record of 14-16. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 106.9 points per game and surrendering 109.4, good for a point differential of -2.5. Sacramento has a division record of 5-8 and a conference record of 13-26. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
LeBron James comes into this contest averaging 24.9 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 6.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 71%. Kevin Love averages 15.7 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%.
DeMarcus Cousins averages 27.3 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 11.5 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Rudy Gay averages 17.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Cleveland averages 103.2 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 8th in the league. They average 53.1 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 13.6 per game. The Cavaliers allow 97.2 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 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.3 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 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Sacramento averages 106.9 points per game this year which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 54.2 rebounds per game and 24.9 assists per contest which ranks them 4th and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Kings rank 28th with 16.7 per game. The Kings allow 109.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.8 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. The Kings force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
The Cavaliers average 100.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 110.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 3.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 13 per contest. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 109.8 and a defensive rating of 103.4. In terms of pace they average 93.2 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 12.7 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 Kings score 107 ppg at home and they have averaged 103.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -3.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -0.8 points per game. The Kings rating on offense is 105.8 and they have a defensive rating of 108.3. They get 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Sacramento turns the ball over on 14.6 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 52%.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 27-33-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 30-32-0 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 27-34-1 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 32-28-2 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
02/25/16 PG Mo Williams Knee out indefinitely
Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/16/15 F Eric Moreland Foot out indefinitely
03/08/16 G Seth Curry Foot "?" Wednesday vs. Cleveland
Guy's Pick: Take Sacramento
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