Sunday, January 29, 2017
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Oklahoma City Thunder head to Quicken Loans Arena to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday, January 29, 2017. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 8 point favorites.
The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 28-19. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.2 as they are averaging 106.3 points per game while giving up 105.2 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 31-14. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 110.0 points per game and surrendering 105.4, good for a point differential of 4.6.
Victor Oladipo comes into this game averaging 16.2 points per contest while playing 33.9 minutes per night so far this year for the Thunder. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per contest and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 69%. Russell Westbrook averages 31 points per game in 34.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 10.2 assists per contest and 10.6 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Lebron James averages 25.7 points per game while playing 37.6 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per game and has 8.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage currently is at 70%. Kyrie Irving averages 24.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 5.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
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Oklahoma City averages 106.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 54.9 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 15.1 per game. The Thunder allow 105.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Cleveland averages 110 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 53.7 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 15th with 14 per game. The Cavaliers allow 105.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 20th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.3 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
The Thunder have an offensive rating of 108 and a defensive rating of 106.8. In terms of pace they average 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Oklahoma City turns the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Cavaliers rating on offense is 112.9 and they have a defensive rating of 108.2. They get 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shot attempts. Cleveland turns the ball over on 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 26-20-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 18-26-3 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 18-25-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 25-20-0 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
01/26/17 C Enes Kanter Forearm 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
01/27/17 F Richard Jefferson Personal "?"
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland -8
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