Cleveland Cavaliers at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 11/15/2017
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Spectrum Center to play the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 1 point favorites.
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The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 7-7. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.7 as they are averaging 109.8 points per game while giving up 112.5 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 5-7. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.4 points per game and surrendering 104.9, good for a point differential of -1.5.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 4-9-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 9-5-0 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 5-6-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 5-7-0 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/13/17 PG Derrick Rose Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs. Charlotte
11/02/17 C Tristan Thompson Calf is out indefinitely
10/16/17 PG Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
11/14/17 G Nicolas Batum Elbow is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs Cleveland
11/10/17 PG Michael Carter-Williams Concussion is "?" Wednesday vs. Cleveland
11/10/17 G Treveon Graham Thigh is "?" Wednesday vs. Cleveland
Kevin Love comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 10.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Lebron James averages 28.1 points per game in 38.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8.8 assists per contest and 7.6 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 59% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Kemba Walker averages 21.7 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 6.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Jeremy Lamb averages 16.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 109.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.71 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 42.1 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 16.2 per game. The Cavaliers allow 112.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.6 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 25.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 20th in the league with 103.4 points per game this year. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -1.5. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 47.9 boards per game, and 27th in assists per contest with 19.5. The Hornets are 29th in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Hornets surrender 104.9 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 22.9 assists allowed per contest and 21st with 44.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 1st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per game this season.
The Cavaliers are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 113.6, and their offensive rating of 110.8 is ranked 1st. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA. Cleveland is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 2nd in the NBA.
Charlotte is 30th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 23rd in the league. The Hornets are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.2, and their defensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 21st. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland +1
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