Brooklyn Nets at Cleveland Cavaliers Expert NBA Picks Against the Spread 2/13/2019
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Brooklyn as 5.5 point favorites.
The Nets head into this matchup with a mark of 29-29. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of -0.6 as they average 111.7 points per contest while giving up 112.3 per game. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 12-45. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They total 102.3 points per contest and give up 112.9, which is a point differential of -10.6.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 31-26-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 29-27-0 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 24-31-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 28-27-0 against the over/under
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
02/11/19 SF DeMarre Carroll Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Cleveland
01/24/19 PG Spencer Dinwiddie Finger is out indefinitely
01/21/19 SF Jared Dudley Hamstring is out indefinitely
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/26/18 G JR Smith Possible Trade is out indefinitely
11/16/18 F John Henson Wrist is out indefinitely
02/11/19 SF Cedi Osman Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Brooklyn
02/11/19 F Kevin Love None will not return
01/25/19 F Tristan Thompson Foot is out indefinitely
D'Angelo Russell comes into this contest averaging 20.0 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 82%. Joe Harris averages 13.6 points per game in 29.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Collin Sexton averages 14.9 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Jordan Clarkson averages 16.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 111.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 45.8 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 15.2 per game. The Nets allow 112.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.9 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 29th in the league with 102.3 points per game this year. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -10.6. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They are 25th in the league in rebounding with 42.5 boards per game, and 29th in assists per contest with 20.4. The Cavaliers are 25th in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Cavaliers surrender 112.9 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 25.3 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 43.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 1st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game.
The Nets are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 110.5, and their offensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 17th. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 18th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA. Brooklyn is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 15th in the NBA.
Cleveland is 15th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 1st in the league. The Cavaliers are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.1, and their defensive rating of 117 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 29th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland +5.5
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