Los Angeles Clippers at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/17/2017
Friday, November 17, 2017
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday, November 17, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland as 6.5 point favorites.
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The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 5-8. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.2 as they are averaging 107.2 points per game while giving up 106.0 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 8-7. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 110.1 points per contest and giving up 112.1, which is a point differential of -2.0.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 5-8-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 5-7-1 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 5-9-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 10-5-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/14/17 PG Patrick Beverley Knee is OUT Friday vs. Cleveland
11/09/17 F Danilo Gallinari Gluteus is out indefinitely
10/22/17 PG Milos Teodosic Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/16/17 PG Derrick Rose Ankle is "?" Friday vs. LA Clippers
11/02/17 C Tristan Thompson Calf is out indefinitely
10/16/17 PG Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
Blake Griffin averages 23.1 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.7 assists per contest and 7.8 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. DeAndre Jordan comes into this contest averaging 9.4 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 13.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 60% while his free throw percentage is currently at 60%.
Lebron James averages 28.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 38.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.5 rebounds per contest and 8.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Kevin Love averages 17.9 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 10.4 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers allow 106 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.4 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league. Los Angeles averages 107.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.23 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 44.9 rebounds per game and 19 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 15 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers surrender 112.1 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 48% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 25.3 assists allowed per contest, and 11th with 42.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game this season. Cleveland is 5th in the league with 110.1 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -2. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 42.7 boards per game and 16th in assists per contest with 21.7. The Cavaliers are 10th in turnovers per game with 16.1.
The Clippers are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.1, and their defensive rating of 108.8 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 18th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league. Los Angeles is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 11th in the league.
Cleveland is 11th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 3rd in the league. The Cavaliers are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111, and their defensive rating of 113.1 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 8th. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland -6.5
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