Cleveland Cavaliers at Phoenix Suns NBA Picks & Predictions 3/13/2018
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Talking Stick Resort Arena to play the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland as 8 point favorites.
The Cavaliers head into this matchup with a mark of 38-28. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.1 as they are averaging 110.0 points per contest while giving up 110.1 per game. The Suns have an overall mark of 19-49. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 104.5 points per contest and giving up 113.5, which is a point differential of -9.0.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 21-44-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 32-32-2 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 31-34-3 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 33-35-0 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
3/12/2018 Rodney Hood SG Back Game Time Decision
3/12/2018 Kevin Love PF Hand Expected to be out until at least Mar 25
3/10/2018 Cedi Osman SF Hip Expected to be out until at least Mar 23
3/5/2018 Tristan Thompson C Ankle Expected to be out until at least Mar 19
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
3/12/2018 Devin Booker SG Triceps Game Time Decision
3/12/2018 Josh Jackson SG Knee Game Time Decision
3/12/2018 T.J. Warren SF Back Game Time Decision
11/7/2017 Brandon Knight PG Knee Out for the season
9/25/2017 Alan Williams PF Knee Expected to be out until at least Mar 15
Lebron James averages 26.9 points per game in 37 minutes per contest this season. He averages 9 assists per contest and 8.4 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%. Jordan Clarkson comes into this contest averaging 14.2 points per game while playing 23.3 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 79%.
T.J. Warren averages 19.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Devin Booker averages 25.3 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 4.7 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 110.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th 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 44.3 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 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.06 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 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 17th with 14 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns surrender 113.5 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 22.9 assists allowed per contest, and 29th with 45.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns are 4th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game this season. Phoenix is 19th in the league with 104.5 points per game this year. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -8.94. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They are 14th in the league in rebounding with 43.9 boards per game and 28th in assists per contest with 21.2. The Suns are 5th in turnovers per game with 15.5.
The Cavaliers are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112, and their defensive rating of 112.1 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 3rd. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league. Cleveland is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the league.
Phoenix is 7th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 8th in the league. The Suns are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.2, and their defensive rating of 113.2 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 30th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland -8
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