Cleveland Cavaliers vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction, 1/15/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Date: Saturday, January 15, 2022
Location: Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, OK
TV: Bally Sports OK
The Oklahoma City Thunder (14-27) are hosting the Cleveland Cavaliers (24-18) at Paycom Center on Saturday.
The Cavaliers played the Jazz and notched a win by a score of 111-91 in their last contest. With respect to personal fouls, the Cavaliers ended up walking away with 17 while the Jazz recorded 7 personal fouls. They also knocked down 16 of 47 tries from 3-point range. Utah ended up shooting 63.6% from the free throw line by burying 7 of 11 shots. Additionally, Utah collected 28 boards (4 offensive, 24 defensive) and added 3 blocks. Utah earned 32 dimes and had 11 steals in this contest. When discussing the defense, Cleveland allowed the other team to go 40.0% from the field on 34 of 85 shooting. They also distributed 28 assists for this contest while forcing the other team into 2 turnovers and earning 6 steals. When it comes to grabbing boards, they collected 50 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. At the free throw line, the Cavaliers converted 14 of 17 tries for a percentage of 82.4%. Cleveland walked away from the contest having earned a 53.1% field goal percentage (43 out of 81) and converted 11 of 30 3-point attempts.
Lamar Stevens is someone who was a major contributor in this game. He had 23 points on 10 of 15 shooting. He was on the court for 30 mins and collected 7 rebounds. Stevens finished shooting 66.7% from the floor and also earned 2 dimes.
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Cleveland will take the court with a win-loss record of 24-18 on the campaign. They average 107.3 points per outing (21st in the league) while shooting 46.5% from the floor. The Cavaliers are connecting on 35.2% on 3-pointers (509 of 1,446) and 77.5% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Cleveland is collecting 45.5 boards per contest and has accounted for 1,068 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 5th in the league in terms of passing. They are turning it over 15.1 times per game and as a team are committing 16.6 personal fouls every game.
On defense, the Cavaliers are forcing 13.7 turnovers per game and they draw 18.5 personal fouls. They are 14th in the league in allowing assists with 972 relinquished this season. The Cavaliers defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 44.0% (1,626 of 3,699) and they surrender 43.4 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They surrender 33.6% on shots from distance and they are ranked 2nd in the league in PPG allowed (102.2).
When they last stepped on the court, the Thunder took home the win by a final score of 130-109 when they faced the Nets. With respect to attacking the glass, Oklahoma City allowed Brooklyn to pull down 29 overall (21 on the offensive side). They finished 21.9% from downtown via 7 of 32 and finished the game at 20 out of 22 from the free throw line (90.9%). The Thunder allowed the Nets to bury 41 of their 98 tries from the field which left them shooting 41.8% in this matchup. When this game wrapped up, the Thunder shot 47 for 91 from the field which had them shooting 51.6%. When it comes to 3-point shots, Oklahoma City buried 20 out of 45 tries (44.4%). They were able to bury 16 of the free throw tries for a rate of 88.9%. The Nets had 12 fouls for the game which got the Thunder to the free throw line for a total of 18 shots. They turned the ball over 10 times, while getting 8 steals in this game. The Thunder pulled down 29 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 38 for this game.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was important for the Thunder for the contest. He knocked down 11 out of 18 for the game for a rate of 61.1%, and accounted for 10 rebounds. Gilgeous-Alexander scored 33 points in his 35 minutes on the hardwood and had 9 assists for this game.
Oklahoma City has a mark of 14-27 so far this year. The Thunder are responsible for committing 18.0 personal fouls every game while shooting 76.3% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 21.0 times per contest (29th in the NBA) and they turn the ball over 13.3 times per game. Oklahoma City has accumulated 4,131 pts this year (100.8 per game) and they average 45.8 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Thunder are connecting on 41.7% from the floor, which ranks them 29th in basketball.
The Oklahoma City defense gives up 35.3% on shots from behind the 3-point line (561 of 1,589) and opponents are connecting on 76.3% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 24.7 assists and 48.6 boards per contest, ranking them 21st and 30th in basketball. The Thunder on the defensive end are ranked 13th in basketball in PPG surrendered with 107.7. They are forcing their opponents into 13.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 44.5% from the field (10th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland
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