Saturday, February 6, 2016
Quicken Loans Arena
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, February 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 11 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.5.
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The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 18-31 and a road record of 5-19. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.7 as they are averaging 102.4 points per game while giving up 105.1 per contest. New Orleans is 4-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 12-21. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 35-13 and a home record of 19-3. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.3 points per game and surrendering 96.7, good for a point differential of 5.5. Cleveland has a division record of 4-4 and a conference record of 22-8. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 23.4 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 10.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Ryan Anderson averages 17.2 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
LeBron James averages 24.9 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per game and has 6.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Kevin Love averages 16 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.6 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
New Orleans averages 102.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 50.6 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 13.4 per game. The Pelicans allow 105.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.1 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Cleveland averages 102.2 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.5 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 36% which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 52.9 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per contest which ranks them 10th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 8th with 13.6 per game. The Cavaliers allow 96.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.3 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
The Pelicans average 98.3 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 -6.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -10.3 per contest. The Pelicans have an offensive rating of 105.9 and a defensive rating of 108.7. In terms of pace they average 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. New Orleans turns the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Cavaliers score 105.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 108.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 3.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7.2 points per game. The Cavaliers rating on offense is 109.2 and they have a defensive rating of 103.3. They get 92.6 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 33% 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%.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 20-29-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 23-24-2 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 21-25-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 24-24-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
02/05/16 G Tyreke Evans Knee "?" Saturday vs. Cleveland
01/19/16 G Eric Gordon Finger out 4-6 weeks
01/11/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out for season
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
02/03/16 G Matthew Dellavedova Hamstring "?" Friday vs. Boston
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland
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