Brooklyn Nets vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/25/2019
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Monday, November 25, 2019
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland -1
Spencer Dinwiddie and the Brooklyn Nets (7-8, 4th in the Atlantic Division) go to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Monday where they'll take on the Cleveland Cavaliers (5-11, 4th in the Central Division). The odds on this game have Cleveland as 1 point favorites. The O/U has been set at 217.
The Nets are covering the spread 46.7% of the time, having gone 7-8-0 ATS. Cleveland is covering 46.7% of the time, going 7-8-1 against the spread.
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
11/22/2019 Kyrie Irving PG Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Nov 29
11/14/2019 Caris LeVert SG Thumb Expected to be out until at least Dec 14
10/31/2019 Kevin Durant SF Achilles Out for the season
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/23/2019 John Henson PF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Nov 30
11/23/2019 Kevin Love PF Back Game Time Decision
11/22/2019 Dylan Windler SG Lower Leg Game Time Decision
Spencer Dinwiddie comes into this contest averaging 18.9 points per game while playing 27.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. Taurean Waller-Prince averages 12.7 points per game in 29.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Kevin Love averages 17.9 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 11.8 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 89%. Collin Sexton averages 17.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 113.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 47.9 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 16.6 per game. The Nets allow 115.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.1 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 28th in the league with 104.3 points per game this year. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -7.3. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 43.9 boards per game, and 29th in assists per contest with 19.7. The Cavaliers are 21st in turnovers per game with 14.8. The Cavaliers surrender 111.6 points per contest, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 25.4 assists allowed per contest and 15th with 45.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 4th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game.
The Nets are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.4, and their defensive rating of 108.9 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 104.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 18th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Brooklyn is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 22nd 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 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 4th in the NBA. The Cavaliers are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 112.3, and their offensive rating of 105 is ranked 23rd. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 27th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland -1
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