Friday, March 3, 2017
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The Cleveland Cavaliers head to Philips Arena to take on the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, March 3, 2017. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 3.5 point favorites.
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The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 41-18. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 5.0 as they are averaging 110.9 points per game while giving up 105.9 per contest. The have an overall record of 34-26. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.4 points per game and surrendering 104.1, good for a point differential of -0.7.
Kyrie Irving comes into this game averaging 24.7 points per contest while playing 35.1 minutes per night so far this year for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per contest and dishes out 5.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 91%. Lebron James averages 25.7 points per game in 37.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8.9 assists per contest and 8 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
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Dennis Schroder averages 17.4 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Paul Millsap averages 17.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Cleveland averages 110.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.02 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 43.9 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 13.8 per game. The Cavaliers allow 105.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 24.6 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Atlanta averages 103.4 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 44.1 rebounds per game and 23.7 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 4th with 15.5 per game. The Hawks allow 104.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. The Hawks force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 113.9 and a defensive rating of 108.8. In terms of pace they average 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. Cleveland turns the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Hawks rating on offense is 105.1 and they have a defensive rating of 105.8. They get 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Atlanta turns the ball over on 14 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 27-30-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 33-26-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 29-31-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 24-35-1 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/21/16 G J.R. Smith Thumb out indefinitely
12/16/16 F Chris Andersen ACL out for season
03/01/17 C Andrew Bogut Acquired expected to miss next 2 games
02/14/17 F Kevin Love Knee expected to miss 6 weeks
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
03/02/17 G Mike Dunleavy Ankle "?" Friday vs. Cleveland
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland -3.5
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