Brooklyn Nets at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 2/27/2018
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland as 11.5 point favorites.
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The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 19-41. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.5 as they are averaging 105.2 points per game while giving up 109.7 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 35-24. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 109.8 points per contest and giving up 109.6, which is a point differential of 0.2.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 33-26-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 24-35-1 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 19-39-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 29-28-2 against the over/under
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/17 PG Jeremy Lin Knee is out for season
02/25/18 G Caris LeVert Knee is upgraded to probable Monday vs Chicago
02/25/18 F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Groin is upgraded to probable Monday vs Chicago
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
01/30/18 F Kevin Love Hand is out indefinitely
DeMarre Carroll comes into this contest averaging 13.1 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. D'Angelo Russell averages 15.8 points per game in 24.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.6 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Lebron James averages 26.6 points per game while playing 37.1 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 8.3 rebounds per game and has 8.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Jordan Clarkson averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 105.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.43 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 45.1 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 15.3 per game. The Nets allow 109.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.4 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 5th in the league with 109.8 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 0.19. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They are 24th in the league in rebounding with 41.8 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 23.5. The Cavaliers are 16th in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Cavaliers surrender 109.6 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 25.8 assists allowed per contest and 21st with 44.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 6th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game this season.
The Nets are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.7, and their defensive rating of 110.1 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 26th. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Brooklyn is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 22nd in the league.
Cleveland is 16th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 4th in the NBA. The Cavaliers are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 111.6, and their offensive rating of 111.8 is ranked 3rd. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 3rd. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland -11.5
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