Brooklyn Nets at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/22/2017
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland as 11 point favorites.
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The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 6-10. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.3 as they are averaging 110.6 points per game while giving up 113.9 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 10-7. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 110.9 points per game and surrendering 110.8, good for a point differential of 0.1.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 9-7-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 9-7-0 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 6-10-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 11-6-0 against the over/under
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
11/19/17 PF Trevor Booker Ankle left last game, is "?" Wednesday vs Cleveland
11/13/17 PG D'Angelo Russell Knee is out indefinitely
10/19/17 PG Jeremy Lin Knee is out for season
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/18/17 G Iman Shumpert Knee is out indefinitely
11/17/17 PG Derrick Rose Ankle is out indefinitely
11/02/17 C Tristan Thompson Calf is out indefinitely
10/16/17 PG Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
DeMarre Carroll comes into this contest averaging 13.6 points per game while playing 29 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 6.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson averages 14.3 points per game in 28.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Lebron James averages 28.3 points per game while playing 37.9 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per game and has 8.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Kevin Love averages 18.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.3 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 110.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.38 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 45.1 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 15.5 per game. The Nets allow 113.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.3 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 3rd in the league with 110.9 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 0.18. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They are 17th in the league in rebounding with 43.2 boards per game, and 14th in assists per contest with 22.2. The Cavaliers are 13th in turnovers per game with 15.7. The Cavaliers surrender 110.8 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 25.4 assists allowed per contest and 11th with 42.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game this season.
The Nets are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.7, and their defensive rating of 108.9 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 104.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 22nd. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league. Brooklyn is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 14th in the league.
Cleveland is 12th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 2nd in the league. The Cavaliers are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.9, and their defensive rating of 111.7 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 5th. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland -11
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