Charlotte Hornets at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/13/2018
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 6.5 point favorites.
The Hornets have a record of 7-6. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of 7.4 as they average 116.5 points per game while giving up 109.2 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 1-11. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They total 103.3 points per contest and give up 113.1, which is a point differential of -9.8.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 9-4-0 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 6-7-0 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 6-6-0 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 5-7-0 against the over/under
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
11/11/18 SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Ankle left last game, is questionable Tuesday vs Cleveland
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/10/18 SF Cedi Osman Back is questionable Tuesday vs Charlotte
11/08/18 PG George Hill Shoulder is out indefinitely
11/06/18 SF Sam Dekker Ankle is out indefinitely
10/29/18 F Kevin Love Foot is out indefinitely
Jeremy Lamb comes into this contest averaging 12.2 points per game while playing 24.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 92%. Kemba Walker averages 27.9 points per game in 34.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.3 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Rodney Hood averages 12.9 points per game while playing 27.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 94%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 116.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 45.3 rebounds per game and 25.2 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 12.1 per game. The Hornets allow 109.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.1 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 27th in the league with 103.3 points per game this year. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -9.8. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They are 22nd in the league in rebounding with 43.2 boards per game, and 28th in assists per contest with 19.8. The Cavaliers are 12th in turnovers per game with 14.6. The Cavaliers surrender 113.1 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 50% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 23.4 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 41.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 13th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game.
The Hornets are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 115.6, and their defensive rating of 108.3 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 8th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league. Charlotte is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the league.
Cleveland is 9th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 57%, which is 1st in the NBA. The Cavaliers are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 115.9, and their offensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 28th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 27th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland +6.5
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