Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 16 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.
The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 11-43 and a road record of 5-25. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -9.6 as they are averaging 96.2 points per game while giving up 105.9 per contest. Los Angeles is 1-9 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 5-30. They are 2-8 in their last 10 games. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 37-14 and a home record of 21-4. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.5 points per game and surrendering 96.7, good for a point differential of 5.9. Cleveland has a division record of 4-4 and a conference record of 22-9. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Kobe Bryant comes into this contest averaging 16.9 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 35% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.2 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
LeBron James averages 24.9 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 6.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Kevin Love averages 15.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.4 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Los Angeles averages 96.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.6 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 52 rebounds per game and 18.2 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.1 per game. The Lakers allow 105.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.7 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Cleveland averages 102.5 points per game this year which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 11th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 53.3 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 8th with 13.7 per game. The Cavaliers allow 96.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.4 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
The Lakers average 96.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 96 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -11.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -1 per contest. The Lakers have an offensive rating of 100.1 and a defensive rating of 110.2. In terms of pace they average 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 46%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 50% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Cavaliers score 105.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 107.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 11.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7.7 points per game. The Cavaliers rating on offense is 109.3 and they have a defensive rating of 103. They get 92.9 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 34% of their shot attempts. Cleveland turns the ball over on 12.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 25-28-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 24-30-0 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 23-26-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 25-26-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
02/09/16 G Kobe Bryant Shoulder probable Wednesday vs. Cleveland
02/09/16 C Roy Hibbert Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Cleveland
02/01/16 F Larry Nance Jr. Knee out indefinitely
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
02/09/16 G Matthew Dellavedova Hamstring is downgraded to doubtful Wednesday vs. LA Lakers
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland
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