Saturday, December 17, 2016
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, December 17, 2016. The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 10-18. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.6 as they are averaging 104.4 points per game while giving up 111.0 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 18-6. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 110.0 points per game and surrendering 102.4, good for a point differential of 7.6.
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Julius Randle comes into this contest averaging 12.4 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 8.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 68%. Jordan Clarkson averages 14.5 points per game in 28.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Kyrie Irving averages 23.9 points per game while playing 34 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Lebron James averages 25 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.6 rebounds per contest and 9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Los Angeles averages 104.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 53 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 16.2 per game. The Lakers allow 111 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 25.8 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Cleveland averages 110 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 7th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 53.8 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 15th with 14 per game. The Cavaliers allow 102.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.6 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
The Lakers have an offensive rating of 105.4 and a defensive rating of 112. In terms of pace they average 99.1 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 29% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%.
The Cavaliers rating on offense is 114.1 and they have a defensive rating of 106.3. They get 96.4 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 40% of their shot attempts. Cleveland turns the ball over on 12.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 11-16-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 16-11-1 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 11-12-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 12-12-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
12/16/16 C Tarik Black Ankle is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Philadelphia
12/15/16 F Nick Young Finger injured last game, probable Friday vs. Philadelphia
12/05/16 PG Jose Calderon Hamstring expected to miss 2-4 weeks
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland -15.5
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