Wednesday, January 6, 2016
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, January 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 200.
The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 23-9 and a road record of 8-8. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 5.8 as they are averaging 100.5 points per game while giving up 94.7 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 15-17 and a home record of 8-9. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 100.7 points per game and surrendering 103.8, good for a point differential of -3.1.
LeBron James comes into this contest averaging 25.6 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 7.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Kevin Love averages 16.4 points per game in 32.4 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 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
John Wall averages 19.5 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 9.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Otto Porter averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Cleveland averages 100.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.8 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 53.6 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.2 per game. The Cavaliers allow 94.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.9 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 20.3 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Washington averages 100.7 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 49.6 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Wizards rank 21st with 15 per game. The Wizards allow 103.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 28th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The Wizards force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 14-17-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 14-18-0 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 17-15-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 18-14-0 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Washington Wizards Injuries
12/23/15 G Alan Anderson Ankle out indefinitely
12/12/15 G Bradley Beal Leg expected to miss 2-4 weeks
01/05/16 C DeJuan Blair Knee "?" Wednesday vs. Cleveland
01/05/16 F Nene Calf is downgraded to out indefinitely
01/03/16 PG Gary Neal Quad "?" Wednesday vs. Cleveland
01/02/16 F Drew Gooden Calf out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Cleveland
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