Cleveland Cavaliers at Washington Wizards NBA Picks & Predictions 11/14/2018
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Capital One Arena
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Capital One Arena to play the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 12 point favorites.
The Cavaliers have a record of 1-11. They are 5th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -9.8 as they average 103.3 points per game while giving up 113.1 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 4-9 this season. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They average 111.0 points per game and surrender 118.5, good for a point differential of -7.5.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 6-6-0 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 5-7-0 against the over/under
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 3-9-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 8-4-0 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/12/18 SF Cedi Osman Back is downgraded to out Tuesday vs Charlotte
11/12/18 G JR Smith Illness is questionable Tuesday vs Charlotte
11/12/18 G Kyle Korver Foot is downgraded to out Tuesday vs Charlotte
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 Washington Wizards Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jordan Clarkson comes into this contest averaging 15.2 points per game while playing 23.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Rodney Hood averages 12.9 points per game in 27.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 94%.
John Wall averages 22.1 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 8.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Bradley Beal averages 22.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 103.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 43.2 rebounds per game and 19.8 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.6 per game. The Cavaliers allow 113.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 50% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.5 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 12th in the league with 111.0 points per game this year. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -7.5. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in rebounding with 40.2 boards per game, and 24th in assists per contest with 21.9. The Wizards are 16th in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Wizards surrender 118.5 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 40% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 26.9 assists allowed per contest and 27th with 48.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wizards are 26th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.0 per game.
The Cavaliers are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.8, and their defensive rating of 115.9 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 28th. As a team they are 25th 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 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 57%, which is 1st in the league.
Washington is 14th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 2nd in the league. The Wizards are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.6, and their defensive rating of 115.9 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 101.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 16th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington -12
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