Portland Blazers at Cleveland Cavaliers Expert NBA Picks 2/25/2019
Monday, February 25, 2019
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Portland Blazers head to Quicken Loans Arena to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, February 25, 2019. The opening line for this game has Portland as 9 point favorites.
The Blazers have a record of 36-23. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 3.4 as they average 113.6 points per game while giving up 110.2 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 14-46. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They total 103.3 points per contest and give up 113.1, which is a point differential of -9.9.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 32-26-0 against the spread this season
The Portland Blazers are 29-29-0 against the over/under this year
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 26-32-1 against the spread this season
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 30-28-0 against the over/under this year
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
02/24/19 G Evan Turner Knee is downgraded to out Monday vs Cleveland
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
01/25/19 F Tristan Thompson Foot is out indefinitely
CJ McCollum comes into this game averaging 20.9 points per contest while playing 33.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Damian Lillard averages 25.9 points per contest in 35.2 minutes per game. He averages 6.4 assists per game and 4.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Jordan Clarkson scores 16.9 points per contest while playing 26.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.4 rebounds per contest and has 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Collin Sexton averages 15.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.1 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 113.6 points per contest, which is 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 14th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 47.9 boards per contest and 22.9 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 19th with 14.0 per game. The Blazers allow 110.2 points per contest, which is 12th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 25th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.4 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they allow 23.2 assists per game which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 29th in the NBA with 103.3 points per contest this season. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -9.88. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 11th in the league. They are 25th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.1 boards per contest and 28th in assists per game with 21.0. The Cavaliers are 24th in turnovers per contest with 13.8. The Cavaliers give up 113.1 points per game, which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 30th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 25.3 dimes allowed per game and 10th with 44.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Cavaliers are 3rd in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per contest this year.
The Blazers are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.4, and their defensive rating of 110 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 16th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league. Portland is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 19th in the league.
Cleveland is 14th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 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 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.4, and their defensive rating of 116.6 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 32% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Portland -9
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