Cleveland Cavaliers at New Orleans Pelicans NBA Picks & Predictions 10/28/2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Smoothie King Center
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland as 2 point favorites.
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The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 3-2. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.6 as they are averaging 107.4 points per game while giving up 106.8 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 2-3. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 107.4 points per game and surrendering 110.4, good for a point differential of -3.0.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 1-4-0 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 2-3-0 against the over/under
Important New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 3-2-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 3-2-0 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
10/25/17 G Dwyane Wade Knee is "?" Saturday vs. New Orleans
10/23/17 PG Derrick Rose Ankle is out indefinitely
10/16/17 PG Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/27/17 F Anthony Davis Knee is "?" Saturday vs. Cleveland
10/20/17 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
10/16/17 PG Rajon Rondo Hernia is out indefinitely
10/14/17 F Solomon Hill Hamstring is out indefinitely
Lebron James comes into this contest averaging 27.6 points per game while playing 37.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 61% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Kevin Love averages 17.2 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 11.2 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Demarcus Cousins averages 33 points per game while playing 37.8 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 14.2 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Jrue Holiday averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 5.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 107.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 44.8 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 16 per game. The Cavaliers allow 106.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.6 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 25 assists per contest, which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans is 11th in the league with 107.4 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -3. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 46.6 boards per game, and 20th in assists per contest with 21.2. The Pelicans are 7th in turnovers per game with 17.6. The Pelicans surrender 110.4 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 23.4 assists allowed per contest and 23rd with 45.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pelicans are 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per game this season.
The Cavaliers are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 109.6, and their offensive rating of 110.2 is ranked 8th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 4th. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA. Cleveland is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 10th in the NBA.
New Orleans is 7th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 14th in the league. The Pelicans are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.9, and their defensive rating of 108.9 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 101.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 8th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Pelicans NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans +2
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