Cleveland Cavaliers at Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Picks & Predictions 11/28/2018
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 12.5 point favorites.
The Cavaliers have a record of 4-15. They are 5th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -6.4 as they average 104.6 points per game while giving up 111.0 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 12-7 this season. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They average 110.9 points per game and surrender 105.5, good for a point differential of 5.4.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 10-8-0 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 8-10-0 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 11-8-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 8-11-0 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/26/18 G David Nwaba Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Oklahoma City
11/26/18 G JR Smith Possible Trade is out indefinitely
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
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
11/24/18 G Terrance Ferguson Personal is out indefinitely
11/22/18 G Hamidou Diallo Ankle is out indefinitely
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
Jordan Clarkson comes into this contest averaging 15.5 points per game while playing 24.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 90%. Rodney Hood averages 13.5 points per game in 28.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Paul George averages 24.0 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.1 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Dennis Schroder averages 17.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 5.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 104.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 19.6 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.0 per game. The Cavaliers allow 111.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.1 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 23.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City is 13th in the league with 110.9 points per game this year. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 5.4. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 48.5 boards per game, and 25th in assists per contest with 21.9. The Thunder are 23rd in turnovers per game with 13.7. The Thunder surrender 105.5 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 23.7 assists allowed per contest and 11th with 44.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Thunder were 30th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 17.1 per game last season.
The Cavaliers are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.4, and their defensive rating of 115 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 26th. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league. Cleveland is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 1st in the league.
Oklahoma City is 28th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 27th in the NBA. The Thunder are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 103.8, and their offensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 1st. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 101.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 28th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland +12.5
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