Los Angeles Lakers at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/21/2018
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, November 21, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 9 point favorites.
The Lakers have a record of 9-7. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 1.3 as they average 116.7 points per game while giving up 115.4 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 2-13. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They total 103.3 points per contest and give up 111.9, which is a point differential of -8.6.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 6-10-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 8-8-0 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 7-8-0 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 6-9-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
11/15/18 PG Rajon Rondo Hand is out indefinitely
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/20/18 PG Collin Sexton Hip is questionable Wednesday vs LA Lakers
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
LeBron James comes into this contest averaging 28.8 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 75%. Kyle Kuzma averages 16.9 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Jordan Clarkson averages 15.4 points per game while playing 24.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Rodney Hood averages 12.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 116.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 46.1 rebounds per game and 25.1 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 15.0 per game. The Lakers allow 115.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 16th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.0 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 23.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 27th in the league with 103.3 points per game this year. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -8.6. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They are 22nd in the league in rebounding with 43.7 boards per game, and 29th in assists per contest with 19.9. The Cavaliers are 9th in turnovers per game with 15.1. The Cavaliers surrender 111.9 points per contest, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 23.9 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 41.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 10th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game.
The Lakers are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 110.5, and their offensive rating of 111.8 is ranked 20th. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 103.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA. Los Angeles is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 15th in the NBA.
Cleveland is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 1st in the NBA. The Cavaliers are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 114.8, and their offensive rating of 106 is ranked 30th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 26th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland +9
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