Monday, January 2, 2017
Quicken Loans Arena
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, January 2, 2017. The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 14-21. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.1 as they are averaging 102.9 points per game while giving up 105.9 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 25-7. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 110.9 points per game and surrendering 103.6, good for a point differential of 7.3.
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Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 29.2 points per game while playing 37.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 11.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Jrue Holiday averages 14.6 points per game in 30.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Lebron James averages 25.6 points per game while playing 37.1 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per game and has 8.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 68%. Kyrie Irving averages 23.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
New Orleans averages 102.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 12.7 per game. The Pelicans allow 105.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56.3 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Cleveland averages 110.9 points per game this year which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 53.9 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 13th with 13.6 per game. The Cavaliers allow 103.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.7 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
The Pelicans have an offensive rating of 103.4 and a defensive rating of 106.5. In terms of pace they average 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. New Orleans turns the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Cavaliers rating on offense is 114.8 and they have a defensive rating of 107.3. They get 96.3 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 12.4 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%.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 16-18-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 17-18-0 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 16-14-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 17-15-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee 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
01/01/17 PG Kyrie Irving Hamstring "?" Monday vs. New Orleans
01/01/17 G Mike Dunleavy Ankle "?" Monday vs. New Orleans
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