Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 14.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 205.5.
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The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 14-31 and a road record of 4-18. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.1 as they are averaging 101.5 points per game while giving up 106.6 per contest. Phoenix is 3-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 9-19. They are 2-8 in their last 10 games. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 31-12 and a home record of 17-3. 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. Cleveland has a division record of 2-4 and a conference record of 20-7. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Brandon Knight comes into this contest averaging 19.7 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Markieff Morris averages 10.3 points per game in 22.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
LeBron James averages 25 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Kevin Love averages 15.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.7 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Phoenix averages 101.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 51.4 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 16.6 per game. The Suns allow 106.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th 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 12th in the NBA. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 10th with 13.9 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 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.7 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 18-27-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 24-21-0 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 18-23-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 20-23-0 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/29/15 PG Eric Bledsoe Knee out for season
01/26/16 F Markieff Morris Shoulder is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs. Philadelphia
01/25/16 F Jon Leuer Back is downgraded to expected to miss Tuesday vs. Philadelphia
01/23/16 PG Brandon Knight Groin out indefinitely
01/14/16 PG Ronnie Price Toe out indefinitely
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
01/05/16 G Joe Harris Foot out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Phoenix
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