Cleveland Cavaliers at Denver Nuggets Basketball Betting Tips 1/19/2019
Saturday, January 19, 2019
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Saturday, January 19, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 17 point favorites.
The Cavaliers have a record of 9-36. They are 5th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -10.7 as they average 102.9 points per game while giving up 113.6 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall mark of 30-14. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They total 111.0 points per contest and give up 106.3, which is a point differential of 4.7.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 20-25-0 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 24-20-0 against the over/under
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 23-20-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 20-23-0 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
10/29/18 F Kevin Love Foot is out indefinitely
01/17/19 F Tristan Thompson Foot is out Friday vs Utah
01/10/19 F Larry Nance Jr. Knee is out indefinitely
01/07/19 G David Nwaba Knee is out indefinitely
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
10/11/18 G Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
01/17/19 G Will Barton Personal is questionable Saturday vs Cleveland
Jordan Clarkson averages 17.1 points per game in 26.6 minutes per contest. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%. Collin Sexton comes into this contest averaging 14.6 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Jamal Murray averages 18.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 4.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Nikola Jokic averages 19.6 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 10.0 rebounds per game and has 7.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers allow 113.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 6th, and they give up 24.9 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league. Cleveland averages 102.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -10.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 42.3 rebounds per game and 20.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 25th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 12.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets surrender 106.3 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 24.2 assists allowed per contest, and 1st with 42.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nuggets are 8th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game. Denver is 18th in the league with 111.0 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 4.7. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 46.8 boards per game and 3rd in assists per contest with 27.4. The Nuggets are 24th in turnovers per game with 13.1.
The Cavaliers are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 118.6, and their offensive rating of 107.4 is ranked 30th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 28th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA. Cleveland is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 1st in the NBA.
Denver is 23rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 14th in the NBA. The Nuggets are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 109.6, and their offensive rating of 114.4 is ranked 12th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 15th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Nuggets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland +17
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