Monday, January 23, 2017
Smoothie King Center
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, January 23, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland as 6 point favorites.
The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 30-12. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.9 as they are averaging 109.3 points per game while giving up 104.4 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 17-27. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.8 points per game and surrendering 105.7, good for a point differential of -2.9.
Lebron James comes into this contest averaging 25.6 points per game while playing 37.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 70%. Kyrie Irving averages 23.8 points per game in 34.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.6 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 89%.
Anthony Davis averages 28.6 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 12 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Jrue Holiday averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Cleveland averages 109.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 53.6 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 13.9 per game. The Cavaliers allow 104.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.4 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
New Orleans averages 102.8 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 6th with 12.7 per game. The Pelicans allow 105.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56.6 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The Pelicans force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 112.6 and a defensive rating of 107.5. In terms of pace they average 96.6 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 12.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Pelicans rating on offense is 103.4 and they have a defensive rating of 106.4. They get 98 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. New Orleans turns the ball over on 11.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 18-22-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 22-20-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 21-22-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 20-24-0 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
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
01/22/17 F Anthony Davis Thigh probable Monday vs. Cleveland
Josh's Pick: Take Cleveland -6
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