Cleveland Cavaliers vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, 10/30/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (+9.5)
The Phoenix Suns (1-3) will try to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers (3-2) at Footprint Center on Saturday. Phoenix opens this matchup as 9.5-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under is set at 218.
The Cavaliers stepped onto the hardwood against the Clippers and went home with a win by a final score of 92-79 in their last game. Cleveland walked away from the contest having earned a 40.7% field goal percentage (33 of 81) and knocked down 3 of their 20 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Cavaliers buried 23 of 27 tries for a rate of 85.2%. In regard to grabbing boards, they earned 57 with 14 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 12 assists in this game in addition to forcing 2 turnovers and getting 9 steals. With respect to defense, Cleveland allowed 35.6% from the field on 31 out of 87 shooting. Los Angeles dished out 36 assists and had 19 steals for the contest. In addition, Los Angeles totaled 27 boards (9 offensive, 18 defensive) and earned 3 blocks. Los Angeles ended up shooting 61.5% from the charity stripe by making 8 of their 13 shots. They also knocked down 9 of their 41 shots from long range.
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Collin Sexton is one guy who was a major factor for the game. He ended up finishing with 26 points on 12 of 20 shooting. He played for 38 mins played and grabbed 7 rebounds. Sexton finished the game shooting 60.0% from the field and earned 1 assist.
Cleveland enters this contest with a win-loss mark of 3-2 this year. They are turning it over 15.4 times per contest and as a squad are committing 16.0 fouls every game. As a unit, Cleveland is pulling down 46.4 rebounds per game and is sitting with 125 assists this season, which is 6th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Cavaliers are shooting 28.2% on shots from downtown (40 of 142) and 79.5% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 105.0 pts per game (21st in the NBA) on 46.2% from the field. When they are on defense, the Cavaliers are forcing their opponents into 15.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.0 personal fouls. They are surrendering 30.9% on shots from downtown and they are 7th in the NBA in PPG from their opponents (103.2). The Cavaliers defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 44.3% (205 of 463) and they surrender 47.2 rebounds per contest as a squad. They currently rank 22nd in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 120 surrendered on the season.
In their last game, the Suns took a loss by a final score of 110-107 when they played the Kings. The Suns earned 42 defensive boards and 14 offensive rebounds for a total of 56 in this contest. They also turned it over 11 times, while recording 6 steals for the contest. The Kings committed 11 fouls for the contest which got the Suns to the free throw line for a total of 24 attempts. They were able to convert 17 of those for a percentage of 70.8%. Pertaining to shooting from downtown, Phoenix knocked down 6 out of their 22 tries (27.3%). At the conclusion of this game, the Suns shot 42 out of 93 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.2%. The Suns permitted the Kings to convert 42 out of 95 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 44.2% for this contest. They went 39.5% from distance by hitting 15 out of 38 and ended up shooting 11 of 15 from the charity stripe (73.3%). Concerning rebounding, Phoenix permitted Sacramento to get 32 in all (8 offensive).
Deandre Ayton pitched in for the Suns in this matchup. He converted 9 of 12 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 75.0%, and had 21 rebounds. Ayton earned 21 points in his 34 minutes on the court and had 1 assist in this contest.
Phoenix has a win-loss mark of 1-3 on the year. Phoenix has scored 425 points for the year (106.3 per contest) and they snag 46.5 rebounds per game. The Suns have committed 18.8 fouls every game and they connect on 71.4% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Suns are hitting on 45.9% from the field, which is ranked 12th in the league. They are earning an assist 26.0 times per game (5th in the NBA) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.8 times per game. The Suns are ranked 24th in basketball in PPG allowed with 114.8. They have allowed 25.5 dimes and 45.0 boards per game, which is 22nd and 12th in basketball. The Phoenix defense allows 42.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter (68 of 161) and their opponents are connecting on 70.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They are able to force 14.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 47.8% from the floor (29th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cleveland (+9.5)
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