Cleveland Cavaliers at Los Angeles Lakers NBA Picks & Predictions 3/11/2018
Sunday, March 11, 2018
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, March 11, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland as 3.5 point favorites.
The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 38-27. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.2 as they are averaging 110.0 points per game while giving up 109.8 per contest. The Lakers have an overall mark of 29-36. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 108.4 points per contest and giving up 110.2, which is a point differential of -1.8.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 21-43-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 31-32-2 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 35-30-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 35-29-1 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
03/09/18 G Rodney Hood Back left last game, is "?" Sunday vs LA Lakers
03/04/18 C Tristan Thompson Ankle is out indefinitely
01/30/18 F Kevin Love Hand is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
03/05/18 F Brandon Ingram Hip is out indefinitely
03/01/18 G Josh Hart Hand is out indefinitely
02/17/18 F Channing Frye Appendix is out indefinitely
Lebron James averages 26.9 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 14.3 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 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%.
Kyle Kuzma averages 15.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 6 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 69%. Julius Randle averages 15.2 points per game while playing 25.4 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage currently is at 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers allow 109.8 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 26th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.2 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they give up 25.7 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 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.15 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 42.1 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 14 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers surrender 110.2 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 23.5 assists allowed per contest, and 24th with 44.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lakers are 18th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game this season. Los Angeles is 9th in the league with 108.4 points per game this year. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -1.74. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 46.3 boards per game and 6th in assists per contest with 23.9. The Lakers are 2nd in turnovers per game with 15.9.
The Cavaliers are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 111.9, and their offensive rating of 112 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. 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 5th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 20th in the NBA. The Lakers are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 108, and their offensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 18th. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 100.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 17th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland -3.5
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