Friday, January 6, 2017
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, January 6, 2017. The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 26-8. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.7 as they are averaging 109.8 points per game while giving up 103.1 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 8-25. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 105.5 points per game and surrendering 114.0, good for a point differential of -8.5.
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Kyrie Irving comes into this contest averaging 23.9 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Lebron James averages 25.8 points per game in 37.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8.5 assists per contest and 7.8 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Sean Kilpatrick averages 15.3 points per game while playing 27.7 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Brook Lopez averages 20.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Cleveland averages 109.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 54.3 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 13.6 per game. The Cavaliers allow 103.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.8 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Brooklyn averages 105.5 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -8.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 51.8 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Nets rank 30th with 17.2 per game. The Nets allow 114 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56.3 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Nets force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 113.9 and a defensive rating of 106.9. In terms of pace they average 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Cleveland turns the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Nets rating on offense is 103.2 and they have a defensive rating of 111.6. They get 101.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shot attempts. Brooklyn turns the ball over on 15.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 16-16-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 17-17-0 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 17-14-2 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 19-14-0 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
01/05/17 F Kevin Love Illness "?" Friday vs. Brooklyn
01/05/17 PG Kyrie Irving Hamstring "?" Friday vs. Brooklyn
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/28/16 PG Jeremy Lin Hamstring out indefinitely
01/04/17 G Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Hip expected to miss Thursday vs. Indiana
Tony's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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