Friday, March 4, 2016
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Washington Wizards travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday, March 4, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
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The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 30-30 and a road record of 14-14. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.3 as they are averaging 103 points per game while giving up 104.3 per contest. Washington is 7-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 21-18. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 42-17 and a home record of 25-5. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.9 points per game and surrendering 97.2, good for a point differential of 5.7. Cleveland has a division record of 6-5 and a conference record of 25-12. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
John Wall comes into this contest averaging 20 points per game while playing 36 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Bradley Beal averages 18.2 points per game in 30.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
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 6.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Kevin Love averages 15.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.1 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Washington averages 103 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 49.5 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.2 per game. The Wizards allow 104.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Cleveland averages 102.9 points per game this year which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.7 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 9th in the NBA. They average 53 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 9th with 13.5 per game. The Cavaliers allow 97.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.5 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
The Wizards average 101.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 111 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 9.3 per contest. The Wizards have an offensive rating of 104.9 and a defensive rating of 106.3. In terms of pace they average 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Washington turns the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Cavaliers score 105.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 98.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -4 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7.3 points per game. The Cavaliers rating on offense is 109.6 and they have a defensive rating of 103.6. They get 93 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 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 32-28-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 32-27-1 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 25-32-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 28-31-0 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Injuries
03/03/16 PG Gary Neal Thigh expected to miss Friday vs. Cleveland
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
02/25/16 PG Mo Williams Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Cleveland
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