Golden State Warriors at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 1/15/2018
Monday, January 15, 2018
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Golden State Warriors travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, January 15, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 4.5 point favorites.
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The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 35-9. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 9.1 as they are averaging 115.8 points per game while giving up 106.7 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 26-16. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 109.5 points per contest and giving up 108.5, which is a point differential of 1.0.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 20-23-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 24-20-0 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 12-29-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 21-20-1 against the over/under
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
01/14/18 G Andre Iguodala Hip injured last game, is "?"
01/13/18 SF Omri Casspi Back is "?" Monday vs Cleveland
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/30/17 G Iman Shumpert Knee is out indefinitely
01/12/18 PG Derrick Rose Ankle is "?" Monday vs Golden State
Kevin Durant comes into this contest averaging 26.3 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Warriors. He pulls down 7 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Klay Thompson averages 20.6 points per game in 34.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Kevin Love averages 19.2 points per game while playing 29 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 9.6 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Lebron James averages 27.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 8 rebounds per contest and 8.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 115.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 9.09 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 44.4 rebounds per game and 30.5 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 15.6 per game. The Warriors allow 106.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 23 assists per contest, which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 5th in the league with 109.5 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.02. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They are 22nd in the league in rebounding with 41.8 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 23.3. The Cavaliers are 18th in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Cavaliers surrender 108.5 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 25.6 assists allowed per contest and 24th with 43.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 6th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game this season.
The Warriors are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 115.2, and their defensive rating of 106.2 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league. Golden State is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 29th in the league.
Cleveland is 17th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the league. The Cavaliers are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.6, and their defensive rating of 111.5 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 4th. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Golden State -4.5
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