Sunday, January 8, 2017
US Airways Center
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to US Airways Center to play the Phoenix Suns on Sunday, January 8, 2017. The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 27-8. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.8 as they are averaging 110.0 points per game while giving up 103.2 per contest. The Suns have an overall record of 12-25. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 105.6 points per game and surrendering 111.7, good for a point differential of -6.1.
Kyrie Irving comes into this contest averaging 24.2 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Lebron James averages 26.1 points per game in 37.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8.4 assists per contest and 7.9 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Devin Booker averages 19 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Eric Bledsoe averages 20.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 5.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Cleveland averages 110 points per contest this season which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.8 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 54.5 rebounds per game and 22 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 13.5 per game. The Cavaliers allow 103.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.9 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 23.6 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Phoenix averages 105.6 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 21st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 53.6 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Suns rank 28th with 16.1 per game. The Suns allow 111.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.5 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Suns force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 113.6 and a defensive rating of 106.6. In terms of pace they average 96.5 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 12.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Suns rating on offense is 104.1 and they have a defensive rating of 110.1. They get 100 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 27% of their shot attempts. Phoenix turns the ball over on 14 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 16-17-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 18-17-0 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 18-18-1 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 23-14-0 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
01/07/17 G Kyle Korver Acquired probable Sunday vs. Phoenix
Phoenix Suns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Phoenix
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