Monday, December 5, 2016
Air Canada Centre
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Monday, December 5, 2016. The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 13-5. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 5.3 as they are averaging 110.0 points per game while giving up 104.7 per contest. The Raptors have an overall record of 14-6. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 110.8 points per game and surrendering 102.1, good for a point differential of 8.7.
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Lebron James comes into this contest averaging 23.3 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 70%. Kyrie Irving averages 24.4 points per game in 34 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.6 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Kyle Lowry averages 20.4 points per game while playing 37.3 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 7.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. DeMar DeRozan averages 27.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Cleveland averages 110 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 53.9 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 13.8 per game. The Cavaliers allow 104.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Toronto averages 110.8 points per game this year which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 2nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 49.6 rebounds per game and 20.2 assists per contest which ranks them 26th and 25th respectively. In the turnover department the Raptors rank 5th with 12.3 per game. The Raptors allow 102.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.5 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Raptors force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 113 and a defensive rating of 107.5. In terms of pace they average 97.4 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 12.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Raptors rating on offense is 115.9 and they have a defensive rating of 106.8. They get 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 54%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Toronto turns the ball over on 11.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 6-11-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 9-9-0 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 14-5-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 14-6-0 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/04/16 G J.R. Smith Knee probable Monday vs. Toronto
12/04/16 G Mike Dunleavy Concussion "?" Monday vs. Toronto
Toronto Raptors Injuries
10/22/16 PG Delon Wright Shoulder out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Jared Sullinger Foot out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto +1.5
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