Friday, March 31, 2017
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday, March 31, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland as 11 point favorites.
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The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 28-47. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.2 as they are averaging 102.3 points per game while giving up 107.5 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 47-26. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 110.0 points per game and surrendering 106.8, good for a point differential of 3.2.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 47-28-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 37-37-1 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 32-38-3 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 41-32-0 against the over/under
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/15/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist out for season
03/30/17 C Jahlil Okafor Knee doubtful Friday vs. Cleveland
03/29/17 F Robert Covington Knee "?" Friday vs Cleveland
03/28/17 PG Sergio Rodriguez Hamstring out indefinitely
03/01/17 C Joel Embiid Knee out for season
02/24/17 F Ben Simmons Knee out for season
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/16/16 F Chris Andersen ACL out for season
03/30/17 F Richard Jefferson Knee probable Thursday vs. Chicago
03/29/17 G Iman Shumpert Knee is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Chicago
03/29/17 F LeBron James Neck probable Thursday vs. Chicago
03/27/17 G Kyle Korver Foot out indefinitely
03/06/17 C Andrew Bogut Leg out for season
Jahlil Okafor comes into this contest averaging 11.8 points per game while playing 22.7 minutes per night so far this season for the 76ers. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 67%. Robert Covington averages 12.9 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Kyrie Irving averages 25.3 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 5.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Lebron James averages 26 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.4 rebounds per contest and 8.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 102.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.19 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 43.1 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 16.7 per game. The 76ers allow 107.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.1 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 110 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.22 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 43.4 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per contest which ranks them 17th and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 18th with 13.6 per game. The Cavaliers allow 106.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 20th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.2 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 24.4 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
The 76ers have an offensive rating of 102.9 and a defensive rating of 108.2. In terms of pace they average 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Philadelphia turns the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Cavaliers rating on offense is 113.7 and they have a defensive rating of 110.4. They get 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 55%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 40% of their shot attempts. Cleveland turns the ball over on 12.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland -11
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