Cleveland Cavaliers at Washington Wizards NBA Picks & Predictions 10/8/2017
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Capital One Arena
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Capital One Arena to play the Washington Wizards on Sunday, October 8, 2017.
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The Cavaliers come into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 51-31. They were 1st in the Central Division. They had a point differential of 3.1 as they averaged 110.3 points per game while giving up 107.2 per contest. The Wizards had an overall mark of 49-33 last year. They were 1st in the Southeast Division. They averaged 109.2 points per contest and gave up 107.4, which was a point differential of 1.8.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers were 36-43-3 against the spread last season
The Cleveland Cavaliers were 47-35-0 against the over/under last year
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards were 42-39-1 against the spread last season
The Washington Wizards were 50-31-1 against the over/under last year
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
10/6/2017 LeBron James F Ankle Questionable for start of season
10/5/2017 Iman Shumpert G Foot Questionable for start of season
9/28/2017 Isaiah Thomas G Hip Expected to be out until at least Dec 25
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
10/5/2017 Tim Frazier G Groin Questionable for start of season
10/3/2017 Sheldon McClellan G Thumb Questionable for start of season
9/26/2017 Devin Robinson F Foot Expected to be out until at least Nov 28
9/22/2017 Markieff Morris F Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Nov 3
Dwyane Wade averaged 18.3 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 3.8 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 43% for the year while his free throw percentage was 79%. Lebron James comes into this contest after averaging 26.4 points per game while playing 37.8 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 8.6 rebounds per game and dished out 8.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 55% while his free throw percentage was at 67%.
John Wall averaged 23.1 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 36.4 minutes per contest. He also averaged 4.2 rebounds per contest and 10.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 45% and his free throw percentage was 80%. Bradley Beal averaged 23.1 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 3.1 rebounds per game and had 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 48% and his free throw percentage finished at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers allowed 107.2 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 20th in the league. They also allowed a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 44.2 rebounds a game which ranked 20th, and they gave up 24.7 assists per contest which put them in 29th place in the league. They forced 12.6 turnovers per game which ranked them 3rd in the league. Cleveland averaged 110.3 points per contest last season, which ranked them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was 3.18 and their shooting percentage was 47% as a team, which had them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shot 38% which was good for 2nd in the league. They averaged 43.7 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game, which ranked them 12th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 16th with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards surrendered 107.4 points per contest, which ranked them 21st in the NBA. Their defense allowed a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 15th with 22.8 assists allowed per contest, and 11th with 43 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wizards were 28th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game last season. Washington was 5th in the league with 109.2 points per game last year. They were 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin was 1.8. They shot 37% from 3-point range, which was good for 9th in the NBA. They were 22nd in the league in rebounding with 42.9 boards per game and 6th in assists per contest with 23.9. The Wizards were 11th in turnovers per game with 14.2.
Cleveland was 16th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 52%, which was 12th in the league. The Cavaliers were 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.6, and their defensive rating of 110.3 was ranked 10th. In terms of pace they were 15th in the league with 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% was 2nd. As a team they were 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league.
Washington was 15th in the league in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 52%, which was 7th in the NBA. The Wizards were 8th in the league in defensive rating with 109.3, and their offensive rating of 111.2 was ranked 12th. They were 11th in the NBA in pace with 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% was 6th. As a unit they were 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington
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