Cleveland Cavaliers at Brooklyn Nets Expert NBA Picks Against the Spread 3/6/2019
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Brooklyn as 10.5 point favorites.
The Cavaliers have a record of 16-48. They are 5th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -9.7 as they average 103.6 points per game while giving up 113.3 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 33-33 this season. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They average 111.9 points per game and surrender 112.4, good for a point differential of -0.5.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 29-34-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 34-29-0 against the over/under
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 36-30-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 34-31-0 against the over/under
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
01/25/19 F Tristan Thompson Foot is out indefinitely
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
03/04/19 SF Treveon Graham Back is questionable Wednesday vs Cleveland
Collin Sexton comes into this contest averaging 15.1 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Jordan Clarkson averages 17.0 points per game in 26.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
D'Angelo Russell averages 20.4 points per game while playing 30.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 6.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Joe Harris averages 13.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 103.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 42.8 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13.6 per game. The Cavaliers allow 113.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 25.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn is 17th in the league with 111.9 points per game this year. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 45.8 boards per game, and 18th in assists per contest with 24.0. The Nets are 7th in turnovers per game with 15.1. The Nets surrender 112.4 points per contest, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 23.5 assists allowed per contest and 21st with 45.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nets are 9th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game.
The Cavaliers are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 117, and their offensive rating of 106.9 is ranked 30th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 29th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA. Cleveland is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 1st in the NBA.
Brooklyn is 9th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league. The Nets are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.8, and their defensive rating of 110.2 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 18th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Brooklyn -10.5
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