Thursday, December 1, 2016
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday, December 1, 2016. The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 14-5. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 9.6 as they are averaging 108.6 points per game while giving up 98.9 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 13-3. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 111.3 points per game and surrendering 103.8, good for a point differential of 7.6.
Blake Griffin comes into this contest averaging 21.1 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 8.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Chris Paul averages 17.9 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8.8 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Kyrie Irving averages 24.5 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 4.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Lebron James averages 23.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 9.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Los Angeles averages 108.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 9.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 52.9 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 12.7 per game. The Clippers allow 98.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.6 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 20.4 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Cleveland averages 111.3 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.6 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 39% which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 55.2 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 9th with 13.1 per game. The Cavaliers allow 103.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.9 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
The Clippers have an offensive rating of 111.3 and a defensive rating of 101.4. In terms of pace they average 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Cavaliers rating on offense is 114.2 and they have a defensive rating of 106.5. They get 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 41% of their shot attempts. Cleveland turns the ball over on 11.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 10-9-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 12-7-0 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 6-9-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 8-8-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
10/25/16 F Brice Johnson Back out indefinitely
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland -4.5
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