Tuesday, February 14, 2017
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The Cleveland Cavaliers head to Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 4.5 point favorites.
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The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 37-16. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 5.3 as they are averaging 111.2 points per game while giving up 106.0 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 21-34. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 104.6 points per game and surrendering 105.6, good for a point differential of -1.0.
Lebron James comes into this game averaging 25.8 points per contest while playing 37.6 minutes per night so far this year for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 7.8 rebounds per contest and dishes out 8.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 69%. Kyrie Irving averages 24.4 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.9 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 22.6 points per game while playing 37.1 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 23.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.8 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
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Cleveland averages 111.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.26 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 44.1 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.1 per game. The Cavaliers allow 106 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Minnesota averages 104.6 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.02 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 11th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 11th with 14.4 per game. The Timberwolves allow 105.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 40.4 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 113.8 and a defensive rating of 108.4. In terms of pace they average 97 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 39% of their shots. Cleveland turns the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Timberwolves rating on offense is 110.1 and they have a defensive rating of 111.1. They get 94.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Minnesota turns the ball over on 13.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 24-27-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 31-22-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 23-32-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 29-25-1 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
02/13/17 G Iman Shumpert Ankle "?" Tuesday vs. Minnesota
02/13/17 F Kevin Love Knee expected to miss Tuesday vs. Minnesota
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
02/07/17 F Adreian Payne Illness out indefinitely
02/05/17 PG Zach LaVine Ankle out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland -4.5
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