Cleveland Cavaliers at Washington Wizards NBA Picks & Predictions 11/3/2017
Friday, November 3, 2017
Capital One Arena
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The Cleveland Cavaliers head to Capital One Arena to take on the Washington Wizards on Friday, November 3, 2017. The opening line for this game has Washington as 3 point favorites.
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The Cavaliers head into this matchup with a mark of 3-5. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.9 as they are averaging 105.0 points per contest while giving up 111.9 per game. The Wizards have an overall mark of 4-3. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 112.3 points per contest and giving up 108.1, which is a point differential of 4.2.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 1-7-0 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 4-4-0 against the over/under
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 3-4-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 4-3-0 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/02/17 C Tristan Thompson Calf left last game, is "?" Friday vs. Washington
10/31/17 G Iman Shumpert Knee is out indefinitely
10/16/17 PG Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
11/02/17 F Markieff Morris Suspension Served is probable Friday vs. Cleveland
11/02/17 F Otto Porter Jr. Illness is "?" Friday vs. Cleveland
Kevin Love comes into this game averaging 18.4 points per contest while playing 30.3 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 11.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 88%. Lebron James averages 25.6 points per contest in 37 minutes per game this year. He averages 8.9 assists per game and 7.3 rebounds per contest for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 59% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%.
John Wall has scored 21.6 points per contest while playing 35.1 minutes per game this season for the Wizards. He hauls in 3 rebounds per contest and has 9.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Bradley Beal averages 22.4 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 33.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.7 rebounds per game and 2.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 105 points per contest this year, which is 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.88 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 6th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 42.9 boards per contest and 21.5 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 11th with 16.1 per game. The Cavaliers allow 111.9 points per contest which is 26th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 42% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 30th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they allow 27.5 assists per game which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 4th in the NBA with 112.3 points per contest this season. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.14. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 15th in the league. They are 18th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.9 boards per contest and 7th in assists per game with 24. The Wizards are 27th in turnovers per contest with 14.4. The Wizards give up 108.1 points per game, which ranks them 21st in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 23rd and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 23.9 dimes allowed per game and 22nd with 45.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Wizards are 29th in the league in forcing turnovers with 18.4 per contest this year.
The Cavaliers are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 113.6, and their offensive rating of 106.6 is ranked 1st. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 5th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA. Cleveland is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 3rd in the NBA.
Washington is 30th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 11th in the NBA. The Wizards are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 105.8, and their offensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 17th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 100.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 19th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland +3
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