Cleveland Cavaliers vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 4/8/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Friday, April 8, 2022
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
The Cleveland Cavaliers (43-37) are hitting the road to Barclays Center on Friday where they will attempt to beat the Brooklyn Nets (42-38).
The Cavaliers took the court against the Magic and took a loss by a score of 120-115 in their last contest. In reference to fouls, the Cavaliers ended up finishing with 11 while the Magic finished the game with 7 fouls. They also made 16 out of their 35 attempts from 3-point land. Orlando ended up shooting 66.7% when shooting free throws by burying 10 of 15 shots. In addition, Orlando pulled down 35 rebounds (8 offensive, 27 defensive) and earned 4 blocks. Orlando distributed 43 dimes and had 31 steals for the game. Regarding the defense, Cleveland allowed the other team to shoot 50.5% from the floor on 47 out of 93 shooting. They also recorded 25 assists in this matchup as well as forcing the opposition into 8 turnovers and getting 6 steals. In regard to getting rebounds, they compiled 47 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Cavaliers buried 15 of 22 attempts for a percentage of 68.2%. Cleveland ended the contest having earned a 48.8% FG percentage (42 out of 86) and converted 16 of their 36 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Darius Garland is one guy who was a factor for the game. He ended up walking away with 27 points on 11 out of 24 shooting. He saw the court for 41 minutes and also totaled 6 rebounds. Garland finished the game at 45.8% from the field and also dished out 10 assists.
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Cleveland comes into this contest with a win-loss record of 43-37 on the year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.5 times per game and as a team they are committing 17.3 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Cleveland is collecting 44.3 boards per game and has racked up 2,006 assists on the season, which is 12th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Cavaliers are connecting on 35.3% on shots from downtown (926 of 2,621) and 76.0% from the free throw line. They have an average of 107.5 pts per contest (25th in basketball) while shooting 46.8% from the field.
On defense, the Cavaliers are able to force 13.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 20.1 fouls. They give up 35.2% on three-point shots and they are 4th in the league in points per game allowed (105.4). The Cavaliers defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 45.2% (3,154 of 6,972) and they concede 42.9 rebounds per game as a team. They currently rank 11th in the league in giving up assists with 1,921 conceded on the season.
When they last played, the Nets took home the win by a final score of 110-98 when they faced the Knicks. In reference to rebounding, Brooklyn allowed New York to pull down 32 in all (10 on the offensive glass). They finished shooting 34.2% from three-point range by connecting on 13 out of 38 and ended up shooting 21 out of 36 at the charity stripe (58.3%). The Nets allowed the Knicks to convert 32 of 83 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 38.6% in this matchup. When all was said and done, the Nets went 41 for 93 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 44.1%. Pertaining to three-point shots, Brooklyn converted 14 of their 41 tries (34.1%). They were able to knock down 14 of the free throw tries for a rate of 77.8%. The Knicks earned 11 fouls in this matchup which took the Nets to the charity stripe for 18 shots. They also coughed up the ball 13 times, while earning 7 steals for the contest. The Nets recorded 36 defensive boards and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 49 for the game.
Kevin Durant pitched in for the Nets for the contest. He buried 11 out of 22 for the game for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and accounted for 10 rebounds. Durant recorded 32 points in his 42 mins of playing time and totaled 11 dimes for this game.
Brooklyn has a record of 42-38 this year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Nets are shooting 47.3% from the field, which is 4th in the league. Brooklyn has accounted for 9,006 pts on the season (112.6 per game) and they collect 44.3 rebounds per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 25.1 times per game (10th in the league) and they are giving up possession 14.0 times per contest. The Nets have committed 20.4 personal fouls per game and they shoot 80.2% from the charity stripe.
The Brooklyn defense gives up 34.4% on shots from 3-point land (999 of 2,901) and opponents are knocking down 78.9% of their foul shots. They surrender 23.8 assists and 44.4 boards per contest, which is 9th and 19th in the league. The Nets defensively are ranked 19th in basketball in PPG given up with 112.0. They are forcing 13.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 45.1% from the field (7th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cleveland
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