Cleveland Cavaliers vs Denver Nuggets Prediction, 10/25/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Denver Nuggets
Date: Monday, October 25, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (+10.5)
The Cleveland Cavaliers (1-2) are on their way to Ball Arena on Monday where they will try to beat the Denver Nuggets (2-0). Denver opens this matchup as 10.5-point favorites. The over/under is 221.5.
The Cavaliers played the Hawks and notched a win by a score of 101-95 in their last game. Cleveland finished the contest having earned a 41.6% FG percentage (37 of 89) and buried 7 of their 28 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the Cavaliers buried 20 of 27 tries for a percentage of 74.1%. In relation to hauling in rebounds, they compiled 54 with 12 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 23 assists for this contest in addition to creating 3 turnovers and having 6 steals. In relation to the defense, Cleveland allowed their opponent to shoot 38.4% from the floor on 38 of 99 shooting. Atlanta doled out 54 dimes and had 20 steals for the contest. Additionally, Atlanta collected 37 rebounds (17 offensive, 20 defensive) and had 6 blocks. Atlanta finished the game shooting 60.0% from the free throw line by converting 9 of 15 attempts. They buried 10 of their 34 shots from beyond the arc.
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Ricky Rubio is someone who came through for this contest. He scored 23 points on 9 of 15 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 35 minutes played and also totaled 6 rebounds. Rubio ended up going 60.0% from the floor and distributed 8 dimes.
Cleveland will play this game with a win-loss record of 1-2 so far this year. They average 111.3 pts per game (13th in basketball) on 47.7% from the floor. The Cavaliers are hitting 30.9% on three-point attempts (30 of 97) and 76.9% from the free throw line. As a unit, Cleveland is collecting 42.0 boards per game and has accounted for 87 assists so far this year, which is 2nd in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 13.3 times per game and as a squad are committing 16.0 fouls per contest. On defense, the Cavaliers are forcing their opponents into 13.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.0 personal fouls. They relinquish 37.4% on 3-point shots and they rank 24th in the league in points per game allowed (116.7). The Cavaliers are giving up a FG percentage of 47.9% (39 of 54) and they concede 51.0 boards per game as a group. They are currently ranked 27th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 80 relinquished for the campaign.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Nuggets walked away with a victory by a final of 102-96 against the Spurs. The Nuggets pulled down 33 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 41 for the contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 21 times, while earning 10 steals for the contest. The Spurs committed 20 fouls in this game which got the Nuggets to the charity stripe for 8 attempts. They were able to convert 5 of the free throws for a rate of 62.5%. In the matter of shooting from beyond the arc, Denver converted 9 out of 30 tries (30.0%). Overall, the Nuggets shot 44 for 86 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 51.2%. The Nuggets allowed the Spurs to convert 40 out of 84 tries from the field which had them shooting 47.6% for this game. They finished 25.0% from 3-point land by connecting on 6 of 24 and walked away from this one shooting 10 out of 14 at the free throw line (71.4%). Concerning how they attacked the glass, Denver allowed San Antonio to get 32 in total (7 offensive).
Nikola Jokic ended up being a factor for the Nuggets for the game. He converted 14 out of 19 in this matchup for a rate of 73.7%, and tallied 16 rebounds. Jokic earned 32 points in his 34 minutes on the hardwood and had 7 assists in this contest.
Denver has a mark of 2-0 this year. The Nuggets have committed 20.5 personal fouls per contest while shooting 58.8% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 25.5 times per game (8th in the league) and they are giving up possession 20.0 times per contest. Denver has scored 212 pts for the year (106.0 per contest) and they pull in 43.5 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Nuggets are shooting 52.1% from the field, which has them ranked 1st in the NBA. The Nuggets on the defensive side of the court are 6th in the NBA in points allowed per game with 97.0. They give up 23.5 dimes and 42.0 boards per game, which has them ranked 14th and 3rd in basketball. The Denver defense gives up 32.8% on shots from beyond the arc (20 of 61) and their opponents are making 71.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They are able to force 19.0 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.4% from the field (12th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cleveland (+10.5)
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