Saturday, March 18, 2017
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The Cleveland Cavaliers head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday, March 18, 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 45-22. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.6 as they are averaging 110.7 points per game while giving up 106.1 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 40-29. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 107.7 points per game and surrendering 105.1, good for a point differential of 2.6.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 31-33-3 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 37-30-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 33-36-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 36-31-2 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/16/16 F Chris Andersen ACL out for season
03/17/17 G Kyle Korver Foot "?" Saturday vs. LA Clippers
03/17/17 F Derrick Williams Quad "?" Saturday vs. LA Clippers
03/17/17 G Iman Shumpert Shoulder injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. LA Clippers
03/17/17 F Kevin Love Rest "?" Saturday vs. LA Clippers
03/17/17 PG Kyrie Irving Knee injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. LA Clippers
03/06/17 C Andrew Bogut Leg out for season
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Lebron James comes into this game averaging 26 points per contest while playing 37.5 minutes per night so far this year for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 8.4 rebounds per contest and dishes out 8.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 68%. Kyrie Irving averages 25.1 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.9 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
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DeAndre Jordan averages 12.5 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 13.5 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 70% and his free throw percentage currently is at 49%. Blake Griffin averages 21.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.5 rebounds per contest and 5.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 110.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.58 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 13.7 per game. The Cavaliers allow 106.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 107.7 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.64 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 5th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 42.8 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 25th with 13.1 per game. The Clippers allow 105.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.4 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Clippers force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 114.1 and a defensive rating of 109.4. In terms of pace they average 96.4 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 12.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Clippers rating on offense is 111.6 and they have a defensive rating of 108.9. They get 96.1 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 33% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 12.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Cleveland -2
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