Friday, January 27, 2017
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday, January 27, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland as 16.5 point favorites.
The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 9-36. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -8.9 as they are averaging 105.8 points per game while giving up 114.7 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 30-14. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 109.7 points per game and surrendering 105.1, good for a point differential of 4.5.
Brook Lopez comes into this contest averaging 20.6 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Sean Kilpatrick averages 14.1 points per game in 26.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Lebron James averages 25.6 points per game while playing 37.6 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per game and has 8.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage currently is at 70%. Kyrie Irving averages 24.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 5.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Brooklyn averages 105.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 51.4 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 16.9 per game. The Nets allow 114.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56.3 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Cleveland averages 109.7 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 53.7 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 15th with 14 per game. The Cavaliers allow 105.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
The Nets have an offensive rating of 103.5 and a defensive rating of 112.2. In terms of pace they average 101.7 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 39% of their shots. Brooklyn turns the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Cavaliers rating on offense is 112.7 and they have a defensive rating of 108. They get 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shot attempts. Cleveland turns the ball over on 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 20-23-2 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 25-20-0 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 18-24-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 24-20-0 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/28/16 PG Jeremy Lin Hamstring out indefinitely
01/26/17 G Joe Harris Ankle "?" Friday vs. Cleveland
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/21/16 G J.R. Smith Thumb out indefinitely
12/16/16 F Chris Andersen ACL out for season
01/26/17 F Richard Jefferson Personal "?" Friday vs. Brooklyn
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland -16.5
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