Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Portland Blazers travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, November 23, 2016. The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 8-7. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.0 as they are averaging 108.2 points per game while giving up 112.2 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 10-2. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 108.6 points per game and surrendering 101.6, good for a point differential of 7.0.
Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 28 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Blazers. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. C.J. McCollum averages 22.9 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Lebron James averages 23.2 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 8.4 rebounds per game and has 9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 70%. Kyrie Irving averages 24 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Portland averages 108.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 51 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.2 per game. The Blazers allow 112.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 57.8 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 20 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Cleveland averages 108.6 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 56.3 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 7th with 12.9 per game. The Cavaliers allow 101.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.2 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
The Blazers have an offensive rating of 107.5 and a defensive rating of 111.5. In terms of pace they average 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Portland turns the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 11 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Cavaliers rating on offense is 111.8 and they have a defensive rating of 104.6. They get 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shot attempts. Cleveland turns the ball over on 11.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 5-10-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 10-5-0 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 4-7-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 4-8-0 against the over/under
Portland Blazers Injuries
11/13/16 F Al-Farouq Aminu Calf out indefinitely
10/25/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/22/16 G Dahntay Jones Facial injured last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Portland
Josh's Pick: Take Cleveland
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