Brooklyn Nets at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 10/24/2018
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Brooklyn Nets head to Quicken Loans Arena to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 2.5 point favorites.
The Nets head into this matchup with a mark of 1-2. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of -7 as they average 106.3 points per contest while giving up 113.3 per game. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 0-3 this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They average 112.7 points per game and surrender 126.7, good for a point differential of -14.0.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 1-2-0 against the spread this season
The Brooklyn Nets are 1-2-0 against the over/under this year
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 2-1-0 against the spread this season
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 3-0-0 against the over/under this year
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/23/18 F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Personal is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs Cleveland
10/23/18 PG Shabazz Napier Hamstring is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs Cleveland
10/20/18 SF Treveon Graham Leg is out indefinitely
10/17/18 SF DeMarre Carroll Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Spencer Dinwiddie comes into this game averaging 15.3 points per contest while playing 30 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 67%. Caris LeVert averages 24.7 points per contest in 31.3 minutes per game. He averages 4 assists per game and 4.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 65% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%.
George Hill scores 12.7 points per contest while playing 28 minutes per game. He hauls in 1 rebound per contest and has 4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 67%. Kevin Love averages 20.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 14.3 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 30% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 106.3 points per contest, which is 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 7th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 44.7 boards per contest and 25 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 1st with 19.7 per game. The Nets allow 113.3 points per contest, which is 16th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 41% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 27th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 40.7 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they allow 18.7 assists per game which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 9 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 15th in the NBA with 112.7 points per contest this season. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -14. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 15th in the league. They are 14th in the NBA in rebounding with 47 boards per contest and 21st in assists per game with 22. The Cavaliers are 6th in turnovers per contest with 16.0. The Cavaliers give up 126.7 points per game, which ranks them 28th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 50% shooting percentage and a 44% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 26th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 27 dimes allowed per game and 9th with 42.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Cavaliers are 4th in the league in forcing turnovers with 11.7 per contest this year.
The Nets are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 115, and their offensive rating of 107.9 is ranked 23rd. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 6th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA. Brooklyn is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 16th in the NBA.
Cleveland is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 58%, which is 3rd in the NBA. The Cavaliers are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 122.4, and their offensive rating of 108.9 is ranked 30th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 103.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 20th. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Brooklyn +2.5
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