Friday, October 28, 2016
Air Canada Centre
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Friday, October 28, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.5.
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The Cavaliers had an overall record of 57-25 and a road record of 24-17 last season. They were 1st in the Central Division. They had a point differential of 6 as they averaged 104.3 points per game while giving up 98.3 per contest. Cleveland was 8-8 against division opponents and they had a conference record of 35-17. They were 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Raptors had an overall record of 56-26 and a home record of 32-9 last year. They were 1st in the Atlantic Division. They averaged 102.7 points per game and surrendered 98.2, good for a point differential of 4.5. Toronto had a division record of 14-2 and a conference record of 39-13. In their last 10 games they were 7-3.
Lebron James averaged 25.3 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per night last season for the Cavaliers. He pulled down 7.4 rebounds per game and dished out 6.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 52% while his free throw percentage finished at 73%. Kyrie Irving averaged 19.6 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 4.7 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage was 45% for the year while his free throw percentage was 89%.
Kyle Lowry averaged 21.2 points per game while playing 37 minutes per contest last year for the Raptors. He grabbed 4.7 rebounds per game and had 6.4 assists per contest for the year. His field goal percentage was 43% and his free throw percentage finished at 81%. DeMar DeRozan averaged 23.5 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 35.9 minutes per contest. He also averaged 4.5 rebounds per contest and 4 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 45% and his free throw percentage was 85%.
Cleveland averaged 104.4 points per contest last season which ranked them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was 6.5 and their shooting percentage was 46% as a team which had them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shot 37% which was good for 3rd in the league. They averaged 52.7 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game which ranked them 11th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 6th with 13.4 per game. The Cavaliers allowed 97.9 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 4th in the league. They also allowed a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 48.7 rebounds a game which ranked 3rd and they gave up 21.2 assists per contest which put them in 9th place in the league. They forced 13.2 turnovers per game which ranked them 23rd in the league.
Toronto averaged 100.9 points per game last year which ranked them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin was 2.8 and their shooting percentage was 45% as a team which had them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shot 36% which was good for 11th in the NBA. They averaged 52.6 rebounds per game and 18.1 assists per contest which ranked them 12th and 29th respectively. In the turnover department the Raptors ranked 5th with 13.1 per game. The Raptors allowed 98.1 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 5th in the league. They also allowed a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents averaged 48.9 rebounds a game which ranked 4th and they gave up 20.9 assists per contest which put them in 6th place in the league. The Raptors forced 13.4 turnovers per game which ranked them 21st in the NBA.
The Cavaliers averaged 101.4 points per game on the road last season and they scored 106.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They had an average scoring differential of 3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference was 11 per contest. The Cavaliers had an offensive rating of 110.9 and a defensive rating of 104.5 last season. In terms of pace they averaged 93.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage was 52%. As a team they had a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Cleveland turned the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions and they forced 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 50%.
The Raptors scored 103.5 ppg at home and they averaged 90 points per contest in their last 3 games. They had an average scoring differential of -19.3 in their past 3 contests and at home last season they had a difference of 5.9 points per game. The Raptors rating on offense was 110 and they had a defensive rating of 105.2. They got 92.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they had an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they had a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempted 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Toronto turned the ball over on 12.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents averaged 12.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year was 50%.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers were 37-43-2 against the spread last year
The Cleveland Cavaliers were 41-41-0 against the over/under last year
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors were 44-37-1 against the spread last year
The Toronto Raptors were 43-37-2 against the over/under last year
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
10/25/16 G Iman Shumpert Concussion injured last game, "?" Friday vs Toronto
10/25/16 G Kay Felder Concussion "?" Friday vs Toronto
Toronto Raptors Injuries
10/27/16 C Lucas Nogueira Ankle "?" Friday vs. Cleveland
10/22/16 F Jared Sullinger Foot out indefinitely
10/22/16 PG Delon Wright Shoulder out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland
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