Cleveland Cavaliers vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, 2/15/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Monday, February 15, 2021
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (+8.5)
Chase Center is the site where and the Golden State Warriors (14-13) will take on the Cleveland Cavaliers (10-17) on Monday. Golden State opens this matchup as 8.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 223.5.
The Cleveland Cavaliers faced off with the Portland Blazers and took a loss by a score of 129-110 in their last contest. Cleveland walked away from the game having earned a 43.7% FG percentage (38 out of 87) and converted 8 out of their 23 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Cavaliers converted 26 of 37 shots for a rate of 70.3%. Regarding pulling down boards, they collected a total of 41 with 10 of them being offensive. They also distributed 20 assists for the game as well as getting 6 steals and 3 rejections. In the matter of the defense, Cleveland allowed their opponent to shoot 51.8% from the field on 43 of 83 shooting. Portland recorded 16 assists and had 3 steals in this game. Additionally, the Blazers pulled down 45 rebounds (9 offensive, 36 defensive) and had 4 rejections. Portland went 90.9% from the free throw line by converting 30 of 33 attempts. They also made 13 out of their 35 attempts from distance.
Collin Sexton is someone who was important for this game. He scored 25 points on 8 out of 16 shooting. He saw the court for 40:52 minutes and also totaled 3 boards. Sexton finished shooting 50.0% from the floor and also totaled 5 assists. Someone else that was a major factor in this game for the Cavaliers was Darius Garland. He collected 2 rebounds and accumulated 4 dimes. He went 43.8% from the field in this matchup by going 7-of-16 (17 points). Overall, Garland was on the court for 32:46 minutes.
Cleveland will take the court with a win-loss mark of 10-17 so far this season. They are averaging 103.9 points per game (29th in basketball) while hitting 44.9% from the floor. The Cavaliers are hitting 34.2% on shots from 3-point land (246 of 719) and 71.5% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Cleveland is collecting 43.6 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 624 dimes so far this year, which is 20th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession via turnover 15.3 times per game and as a unit they are committing 18.9 fouls every game. Defensively, the Cavaliers are forcing 15.8 turnovers every game while drawing 20.4 personal fouls. They currently rank 22nd in the NBA in allowing assists to their opponents with 666 surrendered for the campaign. The Cavaliers defense is giving up a FG percentage of 48.0% (427 of 552) and they surrender 44.3 boards per contest as a squad. They relinquish 39.7% from beyond the arc while they are 15th in the league in PPG from their opponents (111.9).
In their last game, the Golden State Warriors took a loss by a score of 134-117 when they faced the Brooklyn Nets. The Warriors collected 32 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive boards totaling 37 for this game. They also rejected 6 attempts while earning 6 steals for the matchup. The Nets were called for 15 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Warriors to the free throw line for 25 shots. They were able to make 20 of the free throw tries for a rate of 80.0%. With regard to shots from distance, Golden State buried 9 of 34 tries (26.5%). When the final whistle blew, the Warriors went 44 out of 90 from the floor which had them shooting 48.9%. The Warriors allowed the Nets to convert 50 out of their 93 tries from the field which had them shooting 53.8% for the matchup. They went 41.0% from distance by going 16 out of 39 and ended up shooting 18 out of 20 at the free throw line (90.0%). When discussing rebounding, Golden State permitted Brooklyn to pull down 45 in total (8 offensive).
Stephen Curry ended up being a major contributor for the Warriors for the contest. He made 10 out of 17 for this contest for a rate of 58.8%, which got him 27 points. Curry grabbed 3 rebounds in his 33:38 mins of time on the hardwood and added 5 assists in the matchup. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Golden State was Andrew Wiggins. He ended up finishing with 17 points in his 33:05 mins played by going 7 out of 15 from the floor for the matchup. Wiggins walked away from this one going 46.7% from the field as well as earning 2 assists and 3 boards.
Golden State has a mark of 14-13 so far this year. Golden State has scored 3,076 pts so far this year (113.9 per contest) and they grab 43.9 boards per game. The Warriors have committed 22.4 fouls every game and they hit 77.2% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Warriors are connecting on 46.2% from the field, which has them ranked 16th in the NBA. They are dishing out assists 27.1 times per game (3rd in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.4 times per contest. The Warriors on the defensive side of the court are 22nd in basketball in PPG allowed with 113.4. They are forcing 15.1 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 44.0% from the field (3rd in the league). The Golden State defense gives up 37.3% on shots from distance (357 of 958) and their opposition knocks down 78.8% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 23.4 assists and 48.3 total boards per game, which has them ranked 6th and 29th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cleveland (+8.5)
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