Wednesday, March 1, 2017
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland as 1 point favorites.
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The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 41-17. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 5.2 as they are averaging 111.1 points per game while giving up 105.9 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 38-22. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 108.0 points per game and surrendering 105.7, good for a point differential of 2.3.
Kyrie Irving comes into this contest averaging 24.6 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Lebron James averages 25.7 points per game in 37.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8.9 assists per contest and 7.9 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Isaiah Thomas averages 29.6 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Al Horford averages 14.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 4.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Cleveland averages 111.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.17 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 44 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 13.9 per game. The Cavaliers allow 105.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 17th 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.
Boston averages 108 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.28 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 41.2 rebounds per game and 24.9 assists per contest which ranks them 28th and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 26th with 12.9 per game. The Celtics allow 105.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.9 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Celtics force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 114.1 and a defensive rating of 108.7. 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 Celtics rating on offense is 111.5 and they have a defensive rating of 109.2. They get 96.3 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. Boston turns the ball over on 11.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 27-29-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 33-25-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 30-28-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 30-30-0 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
02/28/17 G Deron Williams Acquired "?" Wednesday vs. Boston
02/14/17 F Kevin Love Knee expected to miss 6 weeks
Boston Celtics Injuries
02/28/17 F Gerald Green Heel "?" Wednesday vs. Cleveland
01/09/17 G James Young Ankle out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Boston +1
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