Thursday, January 21, 2016
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday, January 21, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
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The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 27-14 and a road record of 12-7. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.7 as they are averaging 104.8 points per game while giving up 101 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 28-11 and a home record of 15-2. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.3 points per game and surrendering 96, good for a point differential of 5.3.
Chris Paul comes into this contest averaging 18.2 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. J.J. Redick averages 16.6 points per game in 27.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 1.6 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
LeBron James averages 25.3 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% 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 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.7 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Los Angeles averages 104.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 51.7 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 13.1 per game. The Clippers allow 101 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.8 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Cleveland averages 101.3 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 53.2 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 10th with 14.1 per game. The Cavaliers allow 96 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.8 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 19-18-4 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 19-20-2 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 17-21-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 18-21-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
01/12/16 F Blake Griffin Quad out indefinitely
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
01/05/16 G Joe Harris Foot out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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