Oklahoma City Thunder at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 1/20/2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland as 3.5 point favorites.
The Thunder head into this matchup with a mark of 25-20. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.5 as they are averaging 104.3 points per contest while giving up 100.8 per game. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 27-17. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 109.4 points per contest and giving up 108.6, which is a point differential of 0.8.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 17-27-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 18-27-0 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 12-31-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 21-22-1 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
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Carmelo Anthony comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Russell Westbrook averages 24.8 points per game in 35.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 9.9 assists per contest and 9.7 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Kevin Love averages 19 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 88%. Lebron James averages 27 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 8 rebounds per contest and 8.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averages 104.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.53 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 44.7 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.5 per game. The Thunder allow 100.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.2 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 21.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 5th in the league with 109.4 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 0.77. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 41.9 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 23.3. The Cavaliers are 17th in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Cavaliers surrender 108.6 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 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 25.7 assists allowed per contest and 23rd with 44 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 8th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game this season.
The Thunder are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.5, and their defensive rating of 104.9 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league. Oklahoma City is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league.
Cleveland is 18th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the NBA. The Cavaliers are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 111.5, and their offensive rating of 112.3 is ranked 3rd. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 4th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland -3.5
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