Cleveland Cavaliers vs Washington Wizards NBA Picks 11/8/2019
Friday, November 8, 2019
Capital One Arena
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Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards (2-5, 4th in the Southeast Division) host the Cleveland Cavaliers (2-5, 5th in the Central Division) at Capital One Arena on Friday, November 8, 2019. Washington opens this contest as 5.5 point favorites. The O/U has been set at 226.5.
The Cavaliers cover the spread 50.0% of the time, having gone 3-3-1 ATS. Washington is covering 71.4% of the time, going 5-2-0 against the spread.
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
10/27/2019 John Henson PF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Nov 12
10/23/2019 Dylan Windler SG Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Nov 10
10/17/2019 Ante Zizic C Foot Expected to be out until at least Nov 14
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
10/3/2019 Ian Mahinmi C Achilles Expected to be out until at least Nov 14
7/23/2019 John Wall PG Achilles Expected to be out until at least May 1
Kevin Love averages 18.9 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 14.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%. Collin Sexton comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 31.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Thomas Bryant averages 13.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.9 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Bradley Beal averages 27.0 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 6.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers allow 112.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 24th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.4 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they give up 25.6 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league. Cleveland averages 106.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.0 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 46.0 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 12th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 14.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards surrender 118.1 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 26.1 assists allowed per contest, and 20th with 47.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wizards are 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.7 per game. Washington is 6th in the league with 115.3 points per game this year. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -2.9. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 25th in the league in rebounding with 43.3 boards per game and 5th in assists per contest with 25.7. The Wizards are 18th in turnovers per game with 15.7.
The Cavaliers are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 111, and their offensive rating of 105.1 is ranked 23rd. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 101 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 23rd. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA. Cleveland is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 6th in the NBA.
Washington is 19th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 8th in the NBA. The Wizards are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 112.7, and their offensive rating of 110 is ranked 27th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 104.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 15th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington -5.5
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