Monday, March 14, 2016
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Monday, March 14, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 47-18 and a road record of 20-12. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.4 as they are averaging 103.9 points per game while giving up 97.5 per contest. Cleveland is 6-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 27-12. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Jazz have an overall record of 30-35 and a home record of 20-13. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 97.9 points per game and surrendering 97.3, good for a point differential of 0.6. Utah has a division record of 5-7 and a conference record of 16-22. In their last 10 games they are 3-7.
LeBron James comes into this contest averaging 24.9 points per game while playing 35.8 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 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Kevin Love averages 15.8 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%.
Gordon Hayward averages 20 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Derrick Favors averages 16.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.5 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Cleveland averages 103.8 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 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 53.1 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 13.5 per game. The Cavaliers allow 97.6 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 13th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.2 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Utah averages 97.9 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 18th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 51.8 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per contest which ranks them 17th and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 22nd with 15 per game. The Jazz allow 97.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.7 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 19.1 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
The Cavaliers average 101.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 114.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 4.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 6 per contest. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 110.3 and a defensive rating of 103.7. In terms of pace they average 93.3 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 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Jazz score 98.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 97.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -2.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 4.3 points per game. The Jazz rating on offense is 105.7 and they have a defensive rating of 105.1. They get 91.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Utah turns the ball over on 14.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 30-33-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 32-33-0 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 30-33-2 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 28-36-1 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
02/25/16 PG Mo Williams Knee out indefinitely
Utah Jazz Injuries
12/27/15 PG Alec Burks Ankle out indefinitely
10/23/15 G Dante Exum Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland
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