Cleveland Cavaliers at Portland Blazers Basketball Betting Tips and Predictions 1/16/2019
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 13 point favorites.
The Cavaliers have a record of 9-35. They are 5th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -10.6 as they average 102.7 points per game while giving up 113.3 per contest. The Blazers have an overall mark of 26-19. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They total 111.8 points per contest and give up 110.0, which is a point differential of 1.8.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 20-24-0 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 23-20-0 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 23-22-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 20-25-0 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
01/10/19 F Larry Nance Jr. Knee is out indefinitely
01/07/19 G David Nwaba Knee is out indefinitely
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
01/14/19 SF Maurice Harkless Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Cleveland
Collin Sexton comes into this contest averaging 14.6 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 87%. Jordan Clarkson averages 17.0 points per game in 26.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Damian Lillard averages 26.0 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 6.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 90%. CJ McCollum averages 20.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 102.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -10.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 20.2 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 12.9 per game. The Cavaliers allow 113.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 24.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland is 12th in the league with 111.8 points per game this year. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 1.8. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 48.2 boards per game, and 25th in assists per contest with 22.0. The Blazers are 16th in turnovers per game with 14.0. The Blazers surrender 110.0 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 23.4 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 44.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers are 3rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game.
The Cavaliers are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 118.1, and their offensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 30th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 28th. As a unit they are 27th 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 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 1st in the NBA.
Portland is 17th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league. The Blazers are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.9, and their defensive rating of 110 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 99 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 34% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Cleveland +13
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