Brooklyn Nets vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, 1/20/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn (-9)
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse is the site where and the Cleveland Cavaliers (6-7) will play the Brooklyn Nets (9-6) on Wednesday. The spread on this contest has Brooklyn as 9-point favorites. The total opens at 224.
The Brooklyn Nets faced off with the Milwaukee Bucks and notched a win by a score of 125-123 in their last game. Brooklyn finished the contest with a 54.8% FG percentage (46 of 84) and buried 15 out of their 31 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Nets knocked down 18 of their 21 tries for a rate of 85.7%. In relation to getting rebounds, they collected a total of 49 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 26 assists for this game in addition to earning 2 steals and 5 blocked shots. Pertaining to defense, Brooklyn allowed their opponent to shoot 43.8% from the floor on 46 out of 105 shooting. Milwaukee recorded 21 dimes and had 9 steals in this game. Additionally, the Bucks collected 41 rebounds (11 offensive, 30 defensive) and had 3 blocks. Milwaukee shot 83.3% at the free throw line by converting 20 of their 24 tries. They converted 11 out of their 37 tries from beyond the perimeter.
James Harden is one player who was a major factor for this game. He accounted for 34 points on 13 of 25 shooting. He played 40:47 mins played and collected 6 boards. Harden finished the contest at 52.0% from the field and dished out 12 assists. One more player that was a major factor in the game for the Nets was Kevin Durant. He had 9 rebounds and accounted for 6 dimes. He went 47.6% from the field for the contest by shooting 10-of-21 (30 points). Overall, Durant was on the hardwood for 35:42 min.
Brooklyn comes into this contest with a win-loss record of 9-6 so far this season. They are averaging 118.9 points per outing (3rd in the league) while hitting 49.1% from the floor. The Nets are connecting on 39.8% on shots beyond the perimeter (202 of 508) and 80.2% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Brooklyn is pulling down 46.0 rebounds per contest and has 364 assists so far this year, which is 2nd in the league in terms of passing. They cough up possession 16.0 times per game and as a group are committing 18.5 personal fouls per contest. Defensively, the Nets are forcing their opponents into 13.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.3 personal fouls. They rank 28th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 374 surrendered so far this season. The Nets defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 44.7% (197 of 305) and they concede 45.0 rebounds per game as a unit. They give up 35.8% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 23rd in the league in points per game allowed (113.7).
The last time they took the court, the Cleveland Cavaliers got the victory with a final of 106-103 when they played the New York Knicks. The Cavaliers recorded 34 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive rebounds totaling 48 in this contest. They also stuffed 6 attempts while earning 9 steals for this contest. The Knicks were called for 21 personal fouls for this contest which took the Cavaliers to the charity stripe for a total of 34 shots. They were able to convert 25 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 73.5%. With regard to shots from 3-point land, Cleveland converted 9 out of their 27 tries (33.3%). Overall, the Cavaliers shot 36 for 79 from the floor which gave them a rate of 45.6%. The Cavaliers allowed the Knicks to knock down 40 of their 82 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 48.8% in this contest. They shot 36.0% from 3-point land by hitting 9 of 25 and ended up shooting 14 out of 16 from the free throw line (87.5%). When it comes to how they attacked the glass, Cleveland permitted New York to grab 39 in total (7 on the offensive side).
Andre Drummond pitched in for the Cavaliers in the matchup. He made 10 out of 18 in this game for a field goal rate of 55.6%, which got him 33 points. Drummond had 23 boards in his 39:36 mins of time on the hardwood and added 3 assists for this contest. An additional guy that was pivotal for Cleveland was Cedi Osman. He racked up 25 points in 39:35 mins on the court by way of 10 out of 20 from the floor in the game. Osman wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the floor while also totaling 5 assists and 3 total rebounds.
Cleveland has a win-loss mark of 6-7 for the season. The Cavaliers are responsible for committing 18.8 personal fouls every game and they connect on 66.3% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 23.8 times per contest (20th in the league) and they are turning it over 16.4 times per game. Cleveland has totaled 1,293 pts for the campaign (99.5 per game) and they pull in 43.8 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Cavaliers are connecting on 44.3% from the field, which is ranked 23rd in the league. The Cavaliers on the defensive side of the court are 2nd in basketball in PPG given up with 103.9. The Cleveland defense allows 39.5% from downtown (173 of 438) and opponents are converting on 72.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 24.8 dimes and 45.5 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 15th and 16th in the league. They are able to force 18.5 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.7% from the floor (15th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Brooklyn (-9)
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