Saturday, March 25, 2017
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Washington Wizards head to Quicken Loans Arena to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 3.5 point favorites.
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The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 43-28. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.0 as they are averaging 108.7 points per game while giving up 106.7 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 46-24. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 110.5 points per game and surrendering 106.6, good for a point differential of 3.9.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 36-34-1 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 43-27-1 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 31-36-3 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 39-31-0 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/16/16 F Chris Andersen ACL out for season
03/06/17 C Andrew Bogut Leg out for season
John Wall comes into this game averaging 22.9 points per contest while playing 36.7 minutes per night so far this year for the Wizards. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per contest and dishes out 10.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Bradley Beal averages 23.1 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Lebron James averages 26 points per game while playing 37.5 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 8.3 rebounds per game and has 8.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 68%. Kyrie Irving averages 25.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 5.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
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Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 108.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.99 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 43.1 rebounds per game and 24 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.2 per game. The Wizards allow 106.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.4 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 110.5 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.84 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 43.7 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 18th with 13.6 per game. The Cavaliers allow 106.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.2 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 24.5 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 Wizards have an offensive rating of 110.5 and a defensive rating of 108.5. In terms of pace they average 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Washington turns the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Cavaliers rating on offense is 114 and they have a defensive rating of 110. They get 96.3 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 11.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington +3.5
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