Cleveland Cavaliers at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks & Predictions 3/30/2019
Saturday, March 30, 2019
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday, March 30, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 11.5 point favorites.
The Cavaliers have a record of 19-57. They are 5th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -9.0 as they average 104.5 points per game while giving up 113.5 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 45-31 this season. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They average 114.9 points per game and surrender 113.7, good for a point differential of 1.1.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 36-38-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 41-34-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 43-32-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 41-34-0 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
03/25/19 PG Matthew Dellavedova Concussion is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
03/27/19 PG Patrick Beverley Hip left last game, is questionable Thursday vs Milwaukee
03/26/19 PG Landry Shamet Ankle is questionable Thursday vs Milwaukee
Jordan Clarkson comes into this contest averaging 16.9 points per game while playing 27.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Collin Sexton averages 16.4 points per game in 31.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 3.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Lou Williams averages 20.3 points per game while playing 26.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Montrezl Harrell averages 16.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 104.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 42.6 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13.5 per game. The Cavaliers allow 113.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.4 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 25.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 5th in the league with 114.9 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.1. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 13th in the league in rebounding with 45.6 boards per game, and 21st in assists per contest with 23.7. The Clippers are 11th in turnovers per game with 14.4. The Clippers surrender 113.7 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 24.0 assists allowed per contest and 20th with 45.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Clippers are 6th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per game.
The Cavaliers are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.7, and their defensive rating of 117 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 96.6 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 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league. Cleveland is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 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.
Los Angeles is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the NBA. The Clippers are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 111.2, and their offensive rating of 112.3 is ranked 20th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 101.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 15th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles -11.5
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