Thursday, January 14, 2016
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, January 14, 2016. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 5.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 195.5.
The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 27-9 and a road record of 12-8. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.4 as they are averaging 101.9 points per game while giving up 95.5 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 34-6 and a home record of 22-0. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 103.8 points per game and surrendering 89.7, good for a point differential of 14.1.
LeBron James comes into this contest averaging 25.8 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 6.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Kevin Love averages 16.2 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 10.7 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 16.2 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 9.1 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Kawhi Leonard averages 20.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 7 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Cleveland averages 101.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 53.3 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 13.9 per game. The Cavaliers allow 95.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.7 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
San Antonio averages 103.8 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 14.1 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 1st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 25.5 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Spurs rank 8th with 13.9 per game. The Spurs allow 89.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 45.9 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The Spurs force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 15-20-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 17-19-0 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 27-12-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 18-22-0 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
01/12/16 PG Mo Williams Personal "?" Thursday vs. San Antonio
01/05/16 G Joe Harris Foot out indefinitely
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio
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