Cleveland Cavaliers at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks & Predictions 3/9/2018
Friday, March 9, 2018
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday, March 9, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 1 point favorites.
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The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 38-26. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.4 as they are averaging 110.1 points per game while giving up 109.7 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 34-29. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 109.2 points per game and surrendering 108.2, good for a point differential of 1.0.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 21-42-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 31-31-2 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 35-28-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 34-28-1 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
03/04/18 C Tristan Thompson Ankle is out indefinitely
01/30/18 F Kevin Love Hand is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/22/17 PG Patrick Beverley Knee is out for season
03/03/18 F Danilo Gallinari Hand is out indefinitely
02/23/18 G Avery Bradley Groin is out indefinitely
Lebron James averages 27 points per game in 37.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 9 assists per contest and 8.4 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%. Jordan Clarkson comes into this contest averaging 14.2 points per game while playing 23.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%.
Tobias Harris averages 18.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Lou Williams averages 23.2 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 5.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers allow 109.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 26th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they give up 25.8 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league. Cleveland averages 110.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.38 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 42.1 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 14 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers surrender 108.2 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 24.3 assists allowed per contest, and 21st with 44 rebounds surrendered per game. The Clippers are 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game this season. Los Angeles is 7th in the league with 109.2 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.03. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They are 13th in the league in rebounding with 44 boards per game and 19th in assists per contest with 22.4. The Clippers are 11th in turnovers per game with 14.8.
The Cavaliers are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 111.8, and their offensive rating of 112.2 is ranked 3rd. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 97.8 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. Cleveland is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 4th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 14th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 21st in the NBA. The Clippers are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 109.2, and their offensive rating of 110.2 is ranked 14th. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland +1
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