Sunday, December 25, 2016
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Golden State Warriors travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday, December 25, 2016. The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 27-4. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 13.4 as they are averaging 117.5 points per game while giving up 104.1 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 22-6. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 110.9 points per game and surrendering 102.7, good for a point differential of 8.2.
Kevin Durant comes into this contest averaging 25.9 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Warriors. He pulls down 8.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Stephen Curry averages 24.4 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.9 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 94%.
Kyrie Irving averages 23.8 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 5.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Lebron James averages 25.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.7 rebounds per contest and 8.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Golden State averages 117.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 13.4 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 53.1 rebounds per game and 31.3 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 14.9 per game. The Warriors allow 104.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Cleveland averages 110.9 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8.2 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 40% which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 53.9 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 11th with 13.4 per game. The Cavaliers allow 102.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.4 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
The Warriors have an offensive rating of 116.1 and a defensive rating of 102.9. In terms of pace they average 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Golden State turns the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Cavaliers rating on offense is 114.8 and they have a defensive rating of 106.3. They get 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 54%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shot attempts. Cleveland turns the ball over on 12.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 15-15-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 14-17-0 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 14-13-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 15-13-0 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Injuries
No key injuries to report
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/21/16 G J.R. Smith Thumb out indefinitely
12/16/16 F Chris Andersen ACL out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland
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