Cleveland Cavaliers vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 5/16/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
The Cleveland Cavaliers (22-49) travel to Barclays Center on Sunday where they'll take on the Brooklyn Nets (46-24).
The Cleveland Cavaliers faced the Washington Wizards and took a loss by a final of 120-105 in their last game. Cleveland wrapped up the contest having earned a 46.4% field goal percentage (39 out of 84) and knocked down 10 of their 36 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Cavaliers buried 17 of 21 attempts for a rate of 81.0%. When discussing grabbing boards, they collected 44 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 24 assists for the game in addition to creating 10 turnovers and earning 4 steals. Regarding defense, Cleveland let their opponent shoot 46.1% from the floor on 41 out of 89 shooting. Washington earned 23 assists and had 9 steals in the matchup. On top of that, Washington grabbed 47 rebounds (12 offensive, 35 defensive) and had 3 blocked shots. Washington ended up going 83.8% from the free throw line by converting 31 of their 37 attempts. They also buried 7 out of their 25 attempts from 3-point range.
Collin Sexton is someone who played a role in this contest. He accounted for 26 points on 8 of 16 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 30:32 mins played and totaled 1 rebound. Sexton ended up going 50.0% from the field and also dished out 4 assists. One more player that had an impact in the game for the Cavaliers was Jarrett Allen. He collected 14 rebounds in his 34:50 min played. He ended up shooting 58.3% from the floor for this game by going 7-of-12 (18 points). When the time ran out, Allen collected 3 assists.
Cleveland will take the court with a mark of 22-49 on the year. They are turning it over 15.5 times per game and as a group they commit 18.2 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Cleveland is pulling down 42.7 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 1,700 dimes so far this year, which ranks 21st in the NBA in terms of passing. The Cavaliers are shooting 33.7% on shots beyond the perimeter (708 of 2,102) and 74.5% from the free throw line. They average 103.8 points per contest (30th in the league) while shooting 45.0% from the field. Defensively, the Cavaliers are able to force 14.4 turnovers every game while drawing 20.2 fouls. They are currently ranked 18th in the league in giving up assists with 1,793 surrendered for the year. The Cavaliers defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 48.3% (1,021 of 1,431) and they surrender 43.8 boards per game as a basketball team. They are conceding 38.1% on 3-point attempts and they rank 16th in basketball in PPG from their opponents (112.1).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Brooklyn Nets took home the win by a final score of 128-116 when they played the San Antonio Spurs. The Nets pulled down 40 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive rebounds for a total of 43 in this matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while recording 3 steals for the contest. The Spurs earned 19 fouls for this game which got the Nets to the charity stripe for a total of 27 tries. They were able to make 20 of them for a percentage of 74.1%. In terms of shooting from 3-point land, Brooklyn converted 12 of 28 tries (42.9%). When the final whistle blew, the Nets ended up going 48 out of 79 from the floor which gave them a rate of 60.8%. The Nets allowed the Spurs to make 43 of their 101 attempts from the field which had them shooting 42.6% for the game. They finished 25.8% from distance by going 8 of 31 and walked away from this one shooting 22 of 27 at the free throw line (81.5%). Concerning how they rebounded, Brooklyn permitted San Antonio to pull down 46 in all (16 on the offensive side).
Landry Shamet pitched in for the Nets for this game. He converted 7 out of 9 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 77.8%, and had 3 rebounds. Shamet scored 21 points in his 35:12 mins of playing time and had 1 assist for the matchup. Another guy that was pivotal for Brooklyn was Bruce Brown. He accumulated 1 assist in his 32:16 mins on the hardwood, and he put in 6 of 9 from the floor. Brown ended up shooting 66.7% from the floor in addition to earning 14 points and 11 total rebounds.
Brooklyn has a record of 46-24 on the campaign. As an offensive unit, the Nets are shooting 49.3% from the field, which ranks 1st in the NBA. Brooklyn has tallied 8,309 pts on the season (118.7 per contest) and they pull in 44.4 rebounds per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 26.7 times per game (8th in the NBA) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.6 times per contest. The Nets commit 19.1 fouls per contest and they connect on 80.6% from the free throw line. The Nets on defense are ranked 23rd in basketball in PPG given up with 114.5. The Brooklyn defense surrenders 36.7% on shots from 3-point land (928 of 2,527) and their opposition makes 77.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 24.1 assists and 42.9 boards per game, which is 8th and 11th in the league. They have forced 12.6 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 46.1% from the floor (10th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cleveland
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