Cleveland Cavaliers vs Philadelphia 76ers Expert NBA Picks 11/12/2019
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Wells Fargo Center
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Kevin Love and the Cleveland Cavaliers (4-5, 3rd in the Central Division) travel to Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday where they'll meet the Philadelphia 76ers (6-3, 3rd in the Atlantic Division). The spread on this game has Philadelphia as 12.5 point favorites. The over/under opens at 215.
The Cavaliers are covering 62.5% of the time, having gone 5-3-1 ATS. Philadelphia is covering 62.5% of the time, going 5-3-1 against the spread.
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/7/2019 Dylan Windler SG Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Nov 14
10/27/2019 John Henson PF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Nov 12
10/17/2019 Ante Zizic C Foot Expected to be out until at least Nov 14
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
11/10/2019 Shake Milton SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Nov 10
11/7/2019 Ben Simmons PG Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Nov 13
Kevin Love comes into this contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 13.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 87%. Collin Sexton averages 18.8 points per game in 31.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Joel Embiid averages 22.3 points per game while playing 27.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 11.8 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Tobias Harris averages 18.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.6 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 107.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 46.1 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 14.1 per game. The Cavaliers allow 108.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.3 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 24.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 16th in the league with 111.0 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 4.8. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 47.7 boards per game, and 4th in assists per contest with 26.0. The 76ers are 1st in turnovers per game with 18.8. The 76ers surrender 106.2 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 21.0 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 39.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The 76ers are 20th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.8 per game.
The Cavaliers are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.9, and their defensive rating of 107.7 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 24th. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league. Cleveland is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 16th in the league.
Philadelphia is 2nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 12th in the NBA. The 76ers are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 102.5, and their offensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 7th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 103.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 11th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland -12.5
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