Cleveland Cavaliers at Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Picks & Predictions 2/13/2018
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 3 point favorites.
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The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 33-22. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.1 as they are averaging 110.0 points per game while giving up 109.9 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 32-25. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 106.2 points per game and surrendering 102.7, good for a point differential of 3.5.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 17-37-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 28-25-2 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 23-33-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 25-32-0 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
02/12/18 F LeBron James Leg injured last game, is probable Tuesday vs Oklahoma City
01/30/18 F Kevin Love Hand is out indefinitely
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
02/12/18 F Carmelo Anthony Ankle is "?" Tuesday vs Cleveland
02/12/18 PG Russell Westbrook Ankle is "?" Tuesday vs Cleveland
01/28/18 G Andre Roberson Leg is out for season
Lebron James comes into this contest averaging 26.3 points per game while playing 37 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 8.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Jordan Clarkson averages 14.6 points per game in 23.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Russell Westbrook averages 25.5 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 9.3 rebounds per game and has 10.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Paul George averages 22.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 110 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.05 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 41.8 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.3 per game. The Cavaliers allow 109.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.2 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 25.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City is 13th in the league with 106.2 points per game this year. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 3.54. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 44.8 boards per game, and 26th in assists per contest with 21. The Thunder are 19th in turnovers per game with 14.1. The Thunder surrender 102.7 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 22.8 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 41.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Thunder are 30th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per game this season.
The Cavaliers are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 112, and their offensive rating of 112 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 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA. Cleveland is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the NBA.
Oklahoma City is 23rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league. The Thunder are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.7, and their defensive rating of 106.1 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 20th. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland +3
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