Cleveland Cavaliers at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/23/2018
Friday, November 23, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
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The Cleveland Cavaliers head to Wells Fargo Center to take on the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday, November 23, 2018. The opening line for this game has Philadelphia as 14.5 point favorites.
The Cavaliers have a record of 2-14. They are 5th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -8.3 as they average 103.4 points per game while giving up 111.7 per contest. The 76ers have an overall record of 13-7 this season. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They average 113.6 points per game and surrender 113.3, good for a point differential of 0.3.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 8-8-0 against the spread this season
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 6-10-0 against the over/under this year
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 8-12-0 against the spread this season
The Philadelphia 76ers are 13-7-0 against the over/under this year
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
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 Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
11/20/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Rodney Hood comes into this game averaging 12.6 points per contest while playing 27.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 93%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.7 points per contest in 24.4 minutes per game. He averages 2.1 assists per game and 3.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Joel Embiid scores 28.1 points per contest while playing 34.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 13.4 rebounds per contest and has 3.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Jimmy Butler averages 19.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.7 rebounds per game and has 4.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 103.4 points per contest, which is 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -8.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 22nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 43.9 boards per contest and 19.8 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 16th with 14.3 per game. The Cavaliers allow 111.7 points per contest, which is 19th in the NBA. They also surrender a 49% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 21st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.5 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they allow 23.9 assists per game which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 10th in the NBA with 113.6 points per contest this season. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.35. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 18th in the league. They are 3rd in the NBA in rebounding with 48.7 boards per contest and 4th in assists per game with 26.2. The 76ers are 3rd in turnovers per contest with 16.3. The 76ers give up 113.3 points per game, which ranks them 20th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 4th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 22.3 dimes allowed per game and 12th with 44.4 boards surrendered per contest. The 76ers are 4th in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per contest this year.
The Cavaliers are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.2, and their defensive rating of 114.8 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 30th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league. Cleveland is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 1st in the league.
Philadelphia is 4th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 28th in the NBA. The 76ers are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 108.2, and their offensive rating of 108.5 is ranked 8th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 102.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 16th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Cleveland +14.5
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