Friday, February 26, 2016
Air Canada Centre
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Friday, February 26, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.
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The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 41-15 and a road record of 17-10. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.2 as they are averaging 103.1 points per game while giving up 96.9 per contest. Cleveland is 5-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 24-10. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Raptors have an overall record of 38-18 and a home record of 20-6. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 102.4 points per game and surrendering 97.6, good for a point differential of 4.8. Toronto has a division record of 9-1 and a conference record of 25-9. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
LeBron James comes into this contest averaging 24.7 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 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Kevin Love averages 15.9 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 10.2 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 23.5 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Kyle Lowry averages 21 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 6.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Cleveland averages 103.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 53.2 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 13.5 per game. The Cavaliers allow 96.9 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 11th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.6 rebounds a game which ranks 4th 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 25th in the league.
Toronto averages 102.4 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 52.6 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Raptors rank 6th with 13.4 per game. The Raptors allow 97.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.9 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Raptors force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
The Cavaliers average 100.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 105.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 4.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 8.7 per contest. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 109.8 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 Raptors score 104 ppg at home and they have averaged 111.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 16.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7.3 points per game. The Raptors rating on offense is 109.4 and they have a defensive rating of 104.2. They get 93.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Toronto turns the ball over on 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 25-29-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 27-29-0 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 30-25-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 30-24-2 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
02/25/16 G Iman Shumpert Shoulder "?" Friday vs. Toronto
Toronto Raptors Injuries
01/06/16 F DeMarre Carroll Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto
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