Cleveland Cavaliers at Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks & Predictions 12/3/2018
Monday, December 3, 2018
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Monday, December 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Brooklyn as 7.5 point favorites.
The Cavaliers have a record of 4-18. They are 5th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -8.3 as they average 102.7 points per game while giving up 111.0 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 8-16 this season. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They average 109.0 points per game and surrender 111.5, good for a point differential of -2.5.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 10-11-0 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 9-12-0 against the over/under
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 10-13-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 11-11-0 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/01/18 G David Nwaba Knee is questionable Monday vs Brooklyn
11/26/18 G JR Smith Possible Trade is out indefinitely
11/06/18 SF Sam Dekker Ankle is out indefinitely
10/29/18 F Kevin Love Foot is out indefinitely
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/01/18 G Joe Harris Shoulder is questionable Monday vs Cleveland
11/12/18 G Caris LeVert Foot is out indefinitely
10/20/18 SF Treveon Graham Leg is out indefinitely
Rodney Hood averages 13.2 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%. Jordan Clarkson comes into this contest averaging 16.0 points per game while playing 24.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 86%.
D'Angelo Russell averages 17.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 5.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Spencer Dinwiddie averages 15.6 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers allow 111.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.8 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd, and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league. Cleveland averages 102.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 43.5 rebounds per game and 19.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 22nd and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets surrender 111.5 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 21.2 assists allowed per contest, and 17th with 45.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nets are 9th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game. Brooklyn is 18th in the league with 109.0 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -2.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They are 17th in the league in rebounding with 44.8 boards per game and 21st in assists per contest with 22.6. The Nets are 14th in turnovers per game with 14.4.
The Cavaliers are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.7, and their defensive rating of 115.3 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 30th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league. Cleveland is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 1st in the league.
Brooklyn is 13th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league. The Nets are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.8, and their defensive rating of 112.3 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 21st. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Brooklyn -7.5
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