Thursday, January 19, 2017
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday, January 19, 2017. The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 13-28. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.8 as they are averaging 105.9 points per game while giving up 111.7 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 29-11. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 108.9 points per game and surrendering 104.1, good for a point differential of 4.8.
Devin Booker comes into this contest averaging 20.4 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Eric Bledsoe averages 20.3 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Kyrie Irving averages 23.6 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 5.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Lebron James averages 25.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 8.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Phoenix averages 105.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 53.1 rebounds per game and 18.2 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 16 per game. The Suns allow 111.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.7 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Cleveland averages 109 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 53.7 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 16th with 13.9 per game. The Cavaliers allow 104.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.3 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
The Suns have an offensive rating of 105.2 and a defensive rating of 110.9. In terms of pace they average 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Phoenix turns the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Cavaliers rating on offense is 112.4 and they have a defensive rating of 107.4. They get 96.6 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 12.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 21-19-1 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 26-14-1 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 17-21-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 20-20-0 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Injuries
01/18/17 PG Brandon Knight Wrist "?" Thursday vs. Cleveland
01/18/17 C Tyson Chandler Flu "?" Thursday vs. Cleveland
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/21/16 G J.R. Smith Thumb out indefinitely
12/16/16 F Chris Andersen ACL out for season
01/18/17 F Kevin Love Back injured last game, probable Thursday vs. Phoenix
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland
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