Monday, March 21, 2016
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, March 21, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 11.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 214.
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The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 29-41 and a road record of 13-22. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.2 as they are averaging 102.4 points per game while giving up 104.6 per contest. Denver is 4-9 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 15-27. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 49-20 and a home record of 28-6. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 103.6 points per game and surrendering 97.9, good for a point differential of 5.7. Cleveland has a division record of 6-5 and a conference record of 28-13. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Kenneth Faried comes into this contest averaging 12.9 points per game while playing 25.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 8.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is currently at 60%. Gary Harris averages 12.1 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
LeBron James averages 24.8 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 6.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Kevin Love averages 15.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.9 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Denver averages 102.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 53.6 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 14.7 per game. The Nuggets allow 104.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.6 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Cleveland averages 103.6 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 52.8 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per contest which ranks them 10th and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 9th with 13.5 per game. The Cavaliers allow 97.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.8 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
The Nuggets average 100.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 103 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -5.3 per contest. The Nuggets have an offensive rating of 105.9 and a defensive rating of 108.2. In terms of pace they average 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Denver turns the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Cavaliers score 105.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 103 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -4.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7.6 points per game. The Cavaliers rating on offense is 110.4 and they have a defensive rating of 104.3. They get 93.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shot attempts. Cleveland turns the ball over on 12.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 38-29-3 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 40-28-2 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 30-37-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 34-35-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/12/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out for season
03/20/16 F Kenneth Faried Back "?" Monday vs. Cleveland
02/28/16 F Danilo Gallinari Ankle out indefinitely
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
02/25/16 PG Mo Williams Knee out indefinitely
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