Cleveland Cavaliers at Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks & Predictions 3/25/2018
Sunday, March 25, 2018
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, March 25, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland as 8 point favorites.
The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 43-29. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.7 as they are averaging 110.9 points per game while giving up 110.2 per contest. The Nets have an overall mark of 23-50. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 106.3 points per contest and giving up 110.5, which is a point differential of -4.2.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 25-46-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 36-34-2 against the over/under
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 41-31-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 32-40-1 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
03/24/18 G Kyle Korver Personal is OUT Sunday vs Brooklyn
03/23/18 F Jeff Green Illness left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Brooklyn
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/17 PG Jeremy Lin Knee is out for season
Lebron James comes into this contest averaging 27.4 points per game while playing 37 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 8.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Jordan Clarkson averages 14.2 points per game in 23.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
DeMarre Carroll averages 13.6 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. D'Angelo Russell averages 16.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 5.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 110.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.69 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 42 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 13.9 per game. The Cavaliers allow 110.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 25.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn is 14th in the league with 106.3 points per game this year. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -4.14. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 44.7 boards per game, and 12th in assists per contest with 23.2. The Nets are 6th in turnovers per game with 15.2. The Nets surrender 110.5 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 21.7 assists allowed per contest and 30th with 46.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nets are 1st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game this season.
The Cavaliers are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 112, and their offensive rating of 112.7 is ranked 2nd. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 98.1 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 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA. Cleveland is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 5th in the NBA.
Brooklyn is 8th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 19th in the league. The Nets are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.7, and their defensive rating of 110.9 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Brooklyn +8
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