Los Angeles Clippers at Cleveland Cavaliers Expert NBA Picks 3/22/2019
Friday, March 22, 2019
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Los Angeles Clippers head to Quicken Loans Arena to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday, March 22, 2019. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 6.5 point favorites.
The Clippers head into this matchup with a mark of 42-30. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 1.0 as they average 114.7 points per contest while giving up 113.7 per game. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 19-53. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They total 104.3 points per contest and give up 113.3, which is a point differential of -9.0.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 41-31-0 against the spread this season
The Los Angeles Clippers are 38-33-0 against the over/under this year
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 34-36-2 against the spread this season
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 38-33-0 against the over/under this year
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
No key injuries to report
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
03/21/19 F Kevin Love Head left last game, is questionable Friday vs LA Clippers
03/20/19 PG Matthew Dellavedova Concussion is questionable Friday vs LA Clippers
Montrezl Harrell comes into this game averaging 16.5 points per contest while playing 26.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 61% while his free throw percentage is 63%. Lou Williams averages 20.3 points per contest in 26.5 minutes per game. He averages 5.3 assists per game and 3.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Collin Sexton scores 16.2 points per contest while playing 31.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.0 rebounds per contest and has 2.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Jordan Clarkson averages 16.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.4 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 114.7 points per contest, which is 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 11th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 45.6 boards per contest and 23.5 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 10th with 14.5 per game. The Clippers allow 113.7 points per contest, which is 24th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 4th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.8 rebounds a game which ranks 21st, and they allow 24.1 assists per game which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 29th in the NBA with 104.3 points per contest this season. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -8.99. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 7th in the league. They are 25th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.6 boards per contest and 29th in assists per game with 20.9. The Cavaliers are 25th in turnovers per contest with 13.5. The Cavaliers give up 113.3 points per game, which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 49% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 30th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 25.4 dimes allowed per game and 11th with 44.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Cavaliers are 2nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per contest this year.
The Clippers are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.1, and their defensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 101.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 15th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league. Los Angeles is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 26th in the league.
Cleveland is 20th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 1st in the league. The Cavaliers are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.6, and their defensive rating of 116.9 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 96.5 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 33% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles -6.5
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