Sunday, March 19, 2017
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The Cleveland Cavaliers head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, March 19, 2017. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 10 point favorites.
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 Lakers have an overall record of 20-49. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 104.3 points per game and surrendering 111.7, good for a point differential of -7.4.
Kyrie Irving comes into this game averaging 25.1 points per contest while playing 35.1 minutes per night so far this year for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per contest and dishes out 5.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Lebron James averages 26 points per game in 37.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8.9 assists per contest and 8.4 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
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Julius Randle averages 13 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 8.7 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Jordan Clarkson averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
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.
Los Angeles averages 104.3 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.35 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 43.7 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the Lakers rank 6th with 15.3 per game. The Lakers allow 111.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 25.6 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. The Lakers force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th 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 Lakers rating on offense is 105.6 and they have a defensive rating of 113.1. They get 98.8 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 30% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 13.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%.
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
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 29-38-2 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 38-30-1 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/16/16 F Chris Andersen ACL out for season
03/17/17 G Kyle Korver Foot is downgraded to doubtful 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
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
03/18/17 C Tarik Black Flu "?" Sunday vs. Cleveland
03/15/17 F Luol Deng None out for season
03/14/17 C Timofey Mozgov None out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Cleveland -10
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