Thursday, February 9, 2017
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday, February 9, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland as 3 point favorites.
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The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 35-15. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 5.1 as they are averaging 110.6 points per game while giving up 105.4 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 30-23. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 105.5 points per game and surrendering 105.3, good for a point differential of 0.2.
Kyrie Irving comes into this contest averaging 24.2 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Lebron James averages 25.9 points per game in 37.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8.8 assists per contest and 7.9 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Russell Westbrook averages 30.9 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 10.5 rebounds per game and has 10.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Victor Oladipo averages 16 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Cleveland averages 110.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 53.7 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.1 per game. The Cavaliers allow 105.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 15th 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 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Oklahoma City averages 105.5 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 55.8 rebounds per game and 21 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder rank 24th with 15.1 per game. The Thunder allow 105.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Thunder force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 113.3 and a defensive rating of 108. In terms of pace they average 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. 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 12.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Thunder rating on offense is 107.1 and they have a defensive rating of 106.9. They get 97.7 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. Oklahoma City turns the ball over on 13.4 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%.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 22-26-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 28-22-0 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 29-23-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 20-30-3 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
02/07/17 G Iman Shumpert Ankle injured last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Indiana
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
01/26/17 C Enes Kanter Forearm out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland -3
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