Sunday, February 28, 2016
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Wizards on Sunday, February 28, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 211.
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The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 41-16 and a road record of 17-11. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 6 as they are averaging 103 points per game while giving up 96.9 per contest. Cleveland is 5-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 24-11. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Wizards have an overall record of 27-30 and a home record of 14-16. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 102.6 points per game and surrendering 104.5, good for a point differential of -1.9. Washington has a division record of 7-5 and a conference record of 19-18. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
LeBron James comes into this contest averaging 24.7 points per game while playing 35.9 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 16 points per game in 32.2 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%.
John Wall averages 19.8 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 9.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Bradley Beal averages 18 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Cleveland averages 103 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 53.1 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th 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 49.5 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 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Washington averages 102.6 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 11th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 49.3 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Wizards rank 13th with 14.2 per game. The Wizards allow 104.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.6 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. The Wizards force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
The Cavaliers average 100.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 99.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 4.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0.3 per contest. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 109.8 and a defensive rating of 103.4. In terms of pace they average 92.9 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 Wizards score 103.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 105.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 8 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -0.4 points per game. The Wizards rating on offense is 104.6 and they have a defensive rating of 106.5. They get 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Washington turns the ball over on 13 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 25-30-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 27-30-0 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 30-27-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 30-26-1 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
02/25/16 PG Mo Williams Knee out indefinitely
Washington Wizards Injuries
02/26/16 PG Gary Neal Thigh "?"
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