Los Angeles Lakers at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Parlay 12/14/2017
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Los Angeles Lakers head to Quicken Loans Arena to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday, December 14, 2017. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 9.5 point favorites.
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The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 10-16. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.8 as they are averaging 106.1 points per game while giving up 108.9 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 20-8. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 111.0 points per contest and giving up 107.4, which is a point differential of 3.6.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 12-14-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 12-14-0 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 10-17-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 14-13-1 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/12/17 G Dwyane Wade Knee is "?" Thursday vs LA Lakers
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
Jordan Clarkson averages 15 points per contest in 22.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 3 assists per game and 3 rebounds per contest for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%. Kyle Kuzma comes into this game averaging 16.1 points per contest while playing 30.4 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Kevin Love averages 19.1 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 29.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 10.4 rebounds per game and 1.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 87%. Lebron James has scored 28.2 points per contest while playing 37.2 minutes per game this season for the Cavaliers. He hauls in 8.2 rebounds per contest and has 9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers allow 108.9 points per contest which is 24th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 2nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.9 rebounds a game which ranks 25th, and they allow 22.3 assists per game which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Los Angeles averages 106.1 points per contest this year, which is 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.77 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 15th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 46.5 boards per contest and 22.8 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 2nd with 17.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers give up 107.4 points per game, which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 20th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 25 dimes allowed per game and 14th with 42.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Cavaliers are 5th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest this year. Cleveland is 3rd in the NBA with 111 points per contest this season. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 3.54. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 6th in the league. They are 21st in the NBA in rebounding with 42 boards per contest and 5th in assists per game with 23.5. The Cavaliers are 18th in turnovers per contest with 14.7.
The Lakers are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 102.4, and their defensive rating of 105.1 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 102.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 24th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league. Los Angeles is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league.
Cleveland is 17th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 5th in the NBA. The Cavaliers are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 110.1, and their offensive rating of 113.7 is ranked 8th. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 3rd. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles +9.5 and over 219 total points
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