Sunday, April 9, 2017
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The Cleveland Cavaliers head to Philips Arena to take on the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday, April 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 2 point favorites.
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The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 51-28. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.6 as they are averaging 110.4 points per game while giving up 106.8 per contest. The Hawks have an overall record of 41-38. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.1 points per game and surrendering 104.1, good for a point differential of -1.0.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 35-41-3 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 45-34-0 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 37-42-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 31-47-1 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/16/16 F Chris Andersen ACL out for season
04/08/17 PG Kyrie Irving Knee "?" Sunday vs. Atlanta
04/08/17 C Tristan Thompson Thumb doubtful Sunday vs. Atlanta
03/06/17 C Andrew Bogut Leg out for season
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
04/07/17 F Thabo Sefolosha Groin "?" Sunday vs Cleveland
Kyrie Irving comes into this game averaging 24.9 points per contest while playing 34.9 minutes per night so far this year for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per contest and dishes out 5.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 91%. Lebron James averages 26.3 points per game in 37.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8.7 assists per contest and 8.5 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Dennis Schroder averages 18.1 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Dwight Howard averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.8 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is 53%.
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Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 110.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.54 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 43.6 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 13.5 per game. The Cavaliers allow 106.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.2 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 24.6 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 103.1 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.01 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 18th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 44.4 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 3rd with 15.8 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 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.9 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. The Hawks force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 113.9 and a defensive rating of 110.2. In terms of pace they average 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 55%. 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 12.5 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 Hawks rating on offense is 104.8 and they have a defensive rating of 105.8. They get 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. 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 14.2 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%.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland -2
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