Cleveland Cavaliers at Washington Wizards NBA Picks & Parlay 12/17/2017
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Capital One Arena
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The Cleveland Cavaliers head to Capital One Arena to take on the Washington Wizards on Sunday, December 17, 2017. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 1.5 point favorites.
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The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 21-8. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.7 as they are averaging 111.3 points per game while giving up 107.6 per contest. The Wizards have an overall mark of 16-13. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 105.4 points per contest and giving up 102.9, which is a point differential of 2.5.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 10-18-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 15-13-1 against the over/under
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 14-15-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 9-20-0 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/16/17 C Tristan Thompson Calf is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Utah
11/30/17 G Iman Shumpert Knee is out indefinitely
11/17/17 PG Derrick Rose Ankle is out indefinitely
10/16/17 PG Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/16/17 F Otto Porter Jr. Leg left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Cleveland
Kevin Love averages 19.4 points per contest in 29.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.9 assists per game and 10.5 rebounds per contest for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 87%. Lebron James comes into this game averaging 28.1 points per contest while playing 37.3 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 8.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 9.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Otto Porter averages 14.6 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 31.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.8 rebounds per game and 1.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Bradley Beal has scored 23.6 points per contest while playing 35.1 minutes per game this season for the Wizards. He hauls in 4.2 rebounds per contest and has 3.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers allow 107.6 points per contest which is 23rd in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 19th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they allow 25.3 assists per game which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Cleveland averages 111.3 points per contest this year, which is 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.72 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 3rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 41.9 boards per contest and 23.8 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 17th with 14.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards give up 102.9 points per game, which ranks them 10th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 8th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 21.4 dimes allowed per game and 23rd with 44.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Wizards are 22nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per contest this year. Washington is 14th in the NBA with 105.4 points per contest this season. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 2.52. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 20th in the league. They are 17th in the NBA in rebounding with 43 boards per contest and 19th in assists per game with 22.1. The Wizards are 25th in turnovers per contest with 14.
The Cavaliers are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.9, and their defensive rating of 110.1 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 3rd. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Cleveland is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 5th in the league.
Washington is 25th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 25th in the league. The Wizards are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108, and their defensive rating of 105.5 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 96.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 18th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Washington +1.5 and under 213 total points
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