Cleveland Cavaliers at Phoenix Suns NBA Betting Tips 4/1/2019
Monday, April 1, 2019
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Talking Stick Resort Arena to play the Phoenix Suns on Monday, April 1, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Phoenix as 3 point favorites.
The Cavaliers have a record of 19-58. They are 5th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -9.2 as they average 104.5 points per game while giving up 113.8 per contest. The Suns have an overall mark of 17-60. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They total 107.0 points per contest and give up 116.3, which is a point differential of -9.3.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 36-39-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 42-34-0 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 34-43-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 34-43-0 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
03/30/19 F Kevin Love Shoulder is questionable Monday vs Phoenix
03/25/19 PG Matthew Dellavedova Concussion is out indefinitely
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
03/30/19 C DeAndre Ayton Ankle left last game, is questionable Monday vs Cleveland
03/30/19 G Tyler Johnson Knee is questionable Monday vs Cleveland
03/21/19 SF Kelly Oubre Jr. Thumb is out for season
01/24/19 SF TJ Warren Ankle is out indefinitely
Jordan Clarkson comes into this contest averaging 17.0 points per game while playing 27.2 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 16.5 points per game in 31.4 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%.
Deandre Ayton averages 16.3 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 10.3 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Devin Booker averages 26.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 6.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 104.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.2 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 42.5 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 113.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd 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 25.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 24th in the league with 107.0 points per game this year. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -9.3. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They are 30th in the league in rebounding with 40.4 boards per game, and 20th in assists per contest with 23.8. The Suns are 2nd in turnovers per game with 15.9. The Suns surrender 116.3 points per contest, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 25.8 assists allowed per contest and 26th with 46.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns are 27th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game.
The Cavaliers are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 117.2, and their offensive rating of 107.7 is ranked 30th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 96.7 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 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA. 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 defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 1st in the NBA.
Phoenix is 2nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the league. The Suns are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.5, and their defensive rating of 114.6 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 24th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix -3
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