Denver Nuggets at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/1/2018
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Denver Nuggets head to Quicken Loans Arena to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday, November 1, 2018. The opening line for this game has Denver as 7 point favorites.
The Nuggets have a record of 5-1. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 8.5 as they average 113.7 points per game while giving up 105.2 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 1-6. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They total 110.0 points per contest and give up 117.9, which is a point differential of -7.9.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 4-2-0 against the spread this season
The Denver Nuggets are 2-4-0 against the over/under this year
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 3-3-0 against the spread this season
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 4-2-0 against the over/under this year
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
10/22/18 G Will Barton Hip is out indefinitely
10/11/18 G Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
10/29/18 F Kevin Love Foot is out indefinitely
Nikola Jokic comes into this game averaging 21.5 points per contest while playing 30.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 10.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is 86%. Gary Harris averages 20.0 points per contest in 33.3 minutes per game. He averages 3.8 assists per game and 3.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%.
George Hill scores 13.0 points per contest while playing 25.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 1.9 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Jordan Clarkson averages 16.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 22.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.7 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver averages 113.7 points per contest, which is 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 14th. From 3-point territory they shoot 30%, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 48.5 boards per contest and 25.0 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 20th with 13.3 per game. The Nuggets allow 105.2 points per contest, which is 5th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 8th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.0 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they allow 24.5 assists per game which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 19th in the NBA with 110.0 points per contest this season. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -7.86. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 19th in the league. They are 18th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.4 boards per contest and 26th in assists per game with 20.9. The Cavaliers are 14th in turnovers per contest with 14.3. The Cavaliers give up 117.9 points per game, which ranks them 26th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 52% shooting percentage and a 42% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 30th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 25.4 dimes allowed per game and 2nd with 40.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Cavaliers are 18th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per contest this year.
The Nuggets are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.9, and their defensive rating of 103.5 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 101.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 16th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league. Denver is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 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 17th in the league.
Cleveland is 15th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 59%, which is 1st in the NBA. The Cavaliers are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 118.2, and their offensive rating of 110.3 is ranked 29th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 23rd. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Denver -7
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