Denver Nuggets at Cleveland Cavaliers Free NBA Picks & Odds 2-11-2017
by Tony Sink - 2/10/2017
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Denver Nuggets head to Quicken Loans Arena to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, February 11, 2017. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 13.5 point favorites.
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The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 23-29. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.3 as they are averaging 110.1 points per game while giving up 111.4 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 36-16. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 111.0 points per game and surrendering 105.9, good for a point differential of 5.1.
Nikola Jokic comes into this game averaging 15.5 points per contest while playing 26.1 minutes per night so far this year for the Nuggets. He pulls down 8.5 rebounds per contest and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 59% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Wilson Chandler averages 15.6 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
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Kyrie Irving averages 24.3 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 5.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Lebron James averages 25.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 8.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Denver averages 110.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.29 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 46.6 rebounds per game and 24.4 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.4 per game. The Nuggets allow 111.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.2 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Cleveland averages 111 points per game this year which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.06 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 44.1 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 15th with 14 per game. The Cavaliers allow 105.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
The Nuggets have an offensive rating of 111.6 and a defensive rating of 112.9. In terms of pace they average 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Denver turns the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 10.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Cavaliers rating on offense is 113.6 and they have a defensive rating of 108.4. They get 96.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 54%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shot attempts. Cleveland turns the ball over on 12.7 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%.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 27-24-1 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 35-16-1 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 23-27-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 30-22-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Injuries
02/10/17 F Kenneth Faried Ankle is downgraded to expected to miss Friday vs. New York
02/08/17 PG Emmanuel Mudiay Back doubtful Friday vs. New York & Saturday vs. Cleveland
02/03/17 F Danilo Gallinari Groin out indefinitely
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/21/16 G J.R. Smith Thumb out indefinitely
12/16/16 F Chris Andersen ACL out for season
02/10/17 G Iman Shumpert Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Denver
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland -5.5
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