Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers 11/18/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse is the location where the Cleveland Cavaliers (9-6) will attempt to beat the Golden State Warriors (12-2) on Thursday.
The Warriors stepped onto the hardwood against the Nets and walked away with a win by a score of 117-99 in their last contest. When it comes to fouls, the Warriors walked away with 27 and the Nets finished the game with 11 fouls. They also buried 10 out of their 36 tries from three-point range. Brooklyn walked away from this one shooting 77.8% at the free throw line by knocking down 21 of 27 attempts. Moreover, Brooklyn pulled down 29 rebounds (9 offensive, 20 defensive) and added 8 blocked shots. Brooklyn earned 38 assists and had 21 steals in this contest. In reference to the defense, Golden State allowed the other team to go 38.6% from the floor on 34 of 88 shooting. They also dished out 25 assists for this game in addition to forcing 2 turnovers and having 4 steals. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they collected 53 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. From the free throw line, the Warriors converted 22 of their 28 shots for a rate of 78.6%. Golden State wrapped up the game having earned a 51.9% field goal percentage (41 of 79) and converted 13 out of their 40 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Stephen Curry is a player who played a role in the matchup. He totaled 37 points on 12 out of 19 shooting. He saw the court for 29 mins and also pulled down 7 rebounds. Curry finished the game at 63.2% from the floor and earned 5 assists.
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Golden State will play this game with a win-loss record of 12-2 so far this season. They are averaging 115.2 points per contest (1st in the league) while going 47.2% from the field. The Warriors are connecting on 35.5% on three-point attempts (210 of 591) and 78.5% from the free throw line. As a unit, Golden State is pulling down 48.6 boards per contest and has tallied 409 assists so far this year, which ranks 1st in the league in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession via turnover 16.2 times per game and as a squad are committing 19.4 personal fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Warriors are forcing their opponents into 16.3 turnovers per game while drawing 18.4 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 31.6% on three-point shots and they are 3rd in basketball in PPG from their opponents (101.6). The Warriors are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 42.3% (521 of 1,232) and they concede 42.3 boards per game as a team. They are 8th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 300 surrendered for the year.
For their last game, the Cavaliers took a loss by a score of 98-92 when they faced the Celtics. The Cavaliers recorded 35 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards totaling 42 in this contest. They also coughed up the ball 13 times, while earning 6 steals in this game. The Celtics were called for 14 personal fouls for this game which got the Cavaliers to the charity stripe for a total of 16 tries. They were able to knock down 12 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 75.0%. With respect to shooting from downtown, Cleveland knocked down 16 of their 40 tries (40.0%). When all was said and done, the Cavaliers went 32 out of 83 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 38.6%. The Cavaliers allowed the Celtics to knock down 36 out of 78 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.2% in the game. They wrapped up this game 34.5% from beyond the perimeter by going 10 out of 29 and finished the game at 16 of 20 at the charity stripe (80.0%). With respect to rebounding, Cleveland permitted Boston to pull down 40 in all (6 on the offensive glass).
Cedi Osman was important for the Cavaliers in this game. He knocked down 10 out of 17 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 58.8%, and totaled 2 rebounds. Osman earned 26 points in his 31 mins on the hardwood and earned 5 dimes in this game.
Cleveland has a record of 9-6 on the season. As an offensive team, the Cavaliers are hitting on 45.3% from the floor, which is 16th in basketball. Cleveland has earned 1,541 points for the year (102.7 per contest) and they average 43.7 boards per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 24.0 times per game (7th in the league) and they are turning it over 16.1 times per game. The Cavaliers have committed 15.9 fouls per contest while shooting 76.9% from the free throw line.
The Cavaliers on defense are ranked 2nd in basketball in PPG allowed with 101.1. They are able to force 15.2 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.2% from the floor (12th in basketball). The Cleveland defense surrenders 33.1% on shots from distance (157 of 475) and their opponents are converting on 78.2% of their foul shots. They allow 23.3 dimes and 45.1 total boards per game, which ranks them 16th and 13th in the NBA.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Golden State
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