Portland Trail Blazers vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Point Spread Picks 11/23/2019
Game: Portland Trail Blazers vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Portland -2
Kevin Love and the Cleveland Cavaliers (4-10, 4th in the Central Division) play the Portland Trail Blazers (5-11, 5th in the Northwest Division) at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Saturday, November 23, 2019. Cleveland opens this game as 2 point dogs. The over/under opens at 222.
The Blazers cover 46.7% of the time, having gone 7-8-1 ATS. Cleveland is covering 46.2% of the time, going 6-7-1 against the spread.
Key Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
11/21/2019 Damian Lillard PG Back Expected to be out until at least Nov 23
11/21/2019 Hassan Whiteside C Hip Expected to be out until at least Nov 23
11/12/2019 Zach Collins PF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Mar 15
7/6/2019 Jusuf Nurkic C Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Feb 1
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/21/2019 John Henson PF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Nov 25
11/21/2019 Dylan Windler SG Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Nov 25
11/20/2019 Brandon Knight PG Ankle Game Time Decision
Damian Lillard averages 28.6 points per game in 38.3 minutes per contest. He averages 7.1 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 93%. CJ McCollum comes into this contest averaging 22.3 points per game while playing 37.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Collin Sexton averages 18.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Kevin Love averages 18.7 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 12.2 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers allow 116.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.8 rebounds a game which ranks 30th, and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league. Portland averages 113.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 46.1 rebounds per game and 19.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 15th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 14.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers surrender 109.9 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.3 assists allowed per contest, and 16th with 45.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 9th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game. Cleveland is 28th in the league with 104.1 points per game this year. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -5.8. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They are 22nd in the league in rebounding with 44.1 boards per game and 29th in assists per contest with 19.5. The Cavaliers are 20th in turnovers per game with 15.2.
The Blazers are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 112.3, and their offensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 24th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 103.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 20th. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA. Portland is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 19th in the NBA.
Cleveland is 15th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 8th in the NBA. The Cavaliers are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 110.3, and their offensive rating of 104.5 is ranked 19th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 26th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland +2
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