Denver Nuggets vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, 3/18/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Denver Nuggets vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Friday, March 18, 2022
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
The Denver Nuggets (42-28) are en route to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Friday where they will go up against the Cleveland Cavaliers (39-30).
The Nuggets faced the Wizards and earned the victory with a final of 127-109 in their last contest. When talking about personal fouls, the Nuggets ended up finishing with 25 while the Wizards accounted for 10 personal fouls. They made 5 of 23 tries from distance. Washington walked away from this one shooting 71.0% when shooting free throws by burying 22 of 31 attempts. Moreover, Washington had 35 rebounds (13 offensive, 22 defensive) and got 3 blocks. Washington dished out 48 dimes and had 26 steals in this matchup. With respect to the defense, Denver allowed the other team to shoot 47.1% from the field on 41 out of 87 shooting. They also dished out 30 assists for the contest in addition to forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and getting 7 steals. Concerning getting rebounds, they earned 41 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. From the free throw line, the Nuggets made 20 of 21 tries for a rate of 95.2%. Denver finished the contest with a 51.1% field goal percentage (46 out of 90) and knocked down 15 of 37 shots from 3-point land.
Nikola Jokic is one guy who came through in this game. Jokic ended up going 71.4% from the floor and totaled 8 dimes. He was on the court for 26 minutes played and snagged 13 rebounds. He scored 29 points on 10 out of 14 shooting.
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Denver will take the court with a record of 42-28 so far this year. They are turning it over 14.4 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 19.8 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Denver is grabbing 44.1 boards per game and has accounted for 1,918 assists this season, which ranks 4th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Nuggets are shooting 35.2% on shots beyond the perimeter (894 of 2,540) and 79.0% from the free throw line. They average 111.4 points per outing (11th in the league) while going 47.8% from the floor.
On the defensive end of the court, the Nuggets have forced 13.1 turnovers per game and they draw 19.8 fouls. They are giving up 33.9% on shots from distance while they are 12th in the league in points per game allowed (108.5). The Nuggets defense is allowing a FG percentage of 46.5% (2,833 of 6,092) and they surrender 42.9 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 17th in the NBA in giving up assists with 1,728 surrendered for the year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Cavaliers went home defeated by a final of 118-114 when they faced the 76ers. The Cavaliers were able to pull down 31 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 39 for the game. They gave up possession of the ball 9 times, while earning 9 steals for the matchup. The 76ers were called for 11 personal fouls for this game which took the Cavaliers to the charity stripe for a total of 32 shots. They were able to knock down 27 of the free throw tries for a clip of 84.4%. When discussing shooting from beyond the arc, Cleveland made 9 out of 28 tries (32.1%). When the final whistle blew, the Cavaliers ended up going 39 out of 80 from the field which gave them a rate of 48.8%. The Cavaliers permitted the 76ers to convert 41 of 79 tries from the field which had them sitting at 51.9% in this game. They shot 37.5% from beyond the perimeter by going 12 out of 32 and finished the contest at 24 out of 28 at the charity stripe (85.7%). When talking about rebounds, Cleveland permitted Philadelphia to collect 32 in all (7 on the offensive side).
Darius Garland was important for the Cavaliers for this contest. Garland earned 22 points in his 38 mins of playing time and totaled 7 dimes for the matchup. He made 5 out of 15 in this game for a field goal rate of 33.3%, and earned 5 rebounds.
Cleveland has a record of 39-30 this season. The Cavaliers have committed 17.2 fouls per game and they connect on 76.3% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 25.1 times per game (10th in basketball) and they turn it over 14.7 times per contest. Cleveland has totaled 7,381 pts on the year (107.0 per contest) and they average 44.6 boards per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Cavaliers are hitting on 46.7% from the field, which is ranked 10th in the league.
The Cavaliers are ranked 3rd in the NBA in PPG allowed with 104.0. They are able to force 13.6 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 44.7% from the floor (6th in the NBA). The Cleveland defense concedes 34.8% from downtown (797 of 2,292) and their opponents are knocking down 76.8% of their free throw shots. They give up 23.5 assists and 42.9 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 9th and 6th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Cleveland and under the total points
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