Charlotte Hornets at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/24/2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday, November 24, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland as 5.5 point favorites.
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The Hornets head into this matchup with a mark of 8-9. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.4 as they are averaging 106.9 points per contest while giving up 106.5 per game. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 11-7. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 111.4 points per game and surrendering 110.7, good for a point differential of 0.7.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 8-8-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 9-8-0 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 6-11-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 11-6-1 against the over/under
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
11/23/17 G/F Nicolas Batum Elbow injured last game, is "?" Friday vs. Cleveland
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
Kemba Walker averages 23 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.2 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%. Jeremy Lamb comes into this contest averaging 16.5 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%.
Kevin Love averages 18.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.3 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 90%. Lebron James averages 28.6 points per game while playing 37.7 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 8.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hornets allow 106.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league. Charlotte averages 106.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.41 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 47.5 rebounds per game and 19.9 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 13.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers surrender 110.7 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 28th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 25.4 assists allowed per contest, and 10th with 42.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game this season. Cleveland is 3rd in the league with 111.4 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 0.72. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They are 20th in the league in rebounding with 42.6 boards per game and 17th in assists per contest with 22.1. The Cavaliers are 17th in turnovers per game with 15.4.
The Hornets are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.1, and their defensive rating of 106.6 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 19th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league. Charlotte is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 22nd in the league.
Cleveland is 15th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 2nd in the league. The Cavaliers are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.4, and their defensive rating of 111.7 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 4th. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Cleveland -5.5
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