Cleveland Cavaliers vs Brooklyn Nets 11/17/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
The Cleveland Cavaliers (9-6) are hitting the road to Barclays Center on Wednesday where they will try to beat the Brooklyn Nets (10-4).
The Cavaliers faced off with the Celtics and took a loss by a score of 98-92 in their last contest. Concerning personal fouls, the Cavaliers ended up with 18 and the Celtics had 14 personal fouls. They buried 10 of their 29 attempts from 3-point land. Boston finished the game at 80.0% from the free throw line by making 16 of their 20 tries. Furthermore, Boston collected 40 rebounds (6 offensive, 34 defensive) and had 3 blocks. Boston earned 46 dimes and had 23 steals for the game. Pertaining to defending, Cleveland let their opponent shoot 46.2% from the field on 36 out of 78 shooting. They also dished out 18 assists for the game in addition to forcing the other team into 6 turnovers and getting 6 steals. With regard to hauling in boards, they compiled 42 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. From the charity stripe, the Cavaliers knocked down 12 of their 16 tries for a rate of 75.0%. Cleveland finished the game having earned a 38.6% field goal percentage (32 out of 83) and buried 16 of their 40 three-point attempts.
Cedi Osman is a guy who played a role for the matchup. He totaled 26 points on 10 of 17 shooting. He played for 31 mins and snagged 2 rebounds. Osman finished 58.8% from the floor and also totaled 5 assists.
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Cleveland will enter this game with a record of 9-6 so far this year. They are averaging 102.7 pts per contest (25th in the NBA) while hitting 45.3% from the field. The Cavaliers are connecting on 34.1% on shots from 3-point land (168 of 493) and 76.9% from the charity stripe. As a team, Cleveland is snagging 43.7 boards per game and has earned 360 dimes so far this season, which is 4th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 16.1 times per contest and as a squad they commit 15.9 personal fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Cavaliers are able to force 15.2 turnovers every game while drawing 18.3 fouls. They give up 33.1% on shots from distance while they are 2nd in basketball in opponents points per game (101.1). The Cavaliers defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 44.2% (586 of 1,325) and they surrender 45.1 rebounds per game as a group. They are 22nd in basketball in giving up assists with 349 relinquished so far this season.
For their last game, the Nets went home victorious with a score of 120-96 against the Thunder. The Nets snagged 37 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 44 in this contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while getting 8 steals for this game. The Thunder were called for 14 fouls in this matchup which took the Nets to the free throw line for 21 attempts. They were able to bury 20 of the free throws for a rate of 95.2%. When it comes to shooting from distance, Brooklyn knocked down 18 out of their 43 tries (41.9%). Overall, the Nets ended up shooting 41 for 82 from the field which had them sitting at 50.0%. The Nets allowed the Thunder to knock down 36 of their 90 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 40.0% for the matchup. They finished 31.1% from three-point range by shooting 14 out of 45 and ended up going 10 out of 11 at the free throw line (90.9%). When talking about rebounding, Brooklyn permitted Oklahoma City to collect 34 in all (10 on the offensive glass).
Kevin Durant ended up being a major contributor for the Nets in this matchup. Durant totaled 33 points in his 34 minutes of playing time and totaled 4 assists in this game. He converted 9 of 17 for the game for a field goal rate of 52.9%, and had 8 rebounds.
Brooklyn has a record of 10-4 for the campaign. The Nets commit 18.4 personal fouls per contest and they hit 79.8% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 25.1 times per game (6th in the NBA) and they turn it over 15.1 times per game. Brooklyn has totaled 1,519 pts for the season (108.5 per game) and they collect 44.7 boards per game. As an offense, the Nets are connecting on 47.0% from the field, which is ranked 2nd in the league.
The Brooklyn defense gives up 31.0% on shots from distance (149 of 481) and opponents are making 77.4% of their foul shots. They concede 21.1 dimes and 46.4 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 6th and 18th in the league. The Nets on defense are ranked 8th in the NBA in PPG given up with 103.5. They are forcing their opponents into 12.7 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 42.6% from the field (5th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Brooklyn and under the total points
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