Cleveland Cavaliers vs Denver Nuggets Prediction, 1/6/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Denver Nuggets
Date: Friday, January 6, 2023
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
The Denver Nuggets will try to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers at Ball Arena on Friday.
The Cavaliers faced off with the Suns and notched a win by a score of 90-88 in their last contest. Cleveland ended with a 39.0% field goal percentage (30 of 77) and made 11 of their 36 shots from beyond the arc. From the free throw line, the Cavaliers converted 19 of their 23 tries for a rate of 82.6%. In the matter of hauling in boards, they collected a total of 46 with 7 of them being offensive. They also doled out 15 assists for the game while forcing 13 turnovers and having 9 steals. Pertaining to the defense, Cleveland allowed 39.5% from the floor on 32 out of 81 shooting. Phoenix earned 24 assists and had 8 steals in this matchup. On top of that, Phoenix collected 49 rebounds (8 offensive, 41 defensive) and got 4 rejections. Phoenix finished 77.8% at the charity stripe by burying 14 of 18 attempts. They also knocked down 10 out of their 28 tries from 3-point range. Concerning fouls, the Cavaliers ended up finishing with 17 and the Suns finished the game with 19 fouls.
Caris LeVert is one guy who played a role in the matchup. He recorded 21 points on 7 of 11 shooting. He played for 38 mins and also grabbed 6 rebounds. LeVert ended up going 63.6% from the floor and also earned 2 dimes.
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Cleveland will enter this matchup with a record of 25-14 this year. They are averaging 111.6 points per contest (24th in the league) while hitting 48.0% from the field. The Cavaliers are hitting 36.5% from downtown (455 of 1,248) and 78.8% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Cleveland is pulling down 42.8 rebounds per game and has racked up 911 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 22nd in the NBA in terms of passing. They turn it over 14.5 times per contest and as a group are committing 19.1 fouls every game.
When they are on the defensive end, the Cavaliers are able to force 14.8 turnovers every game while drawing 21.6 fouls. They are ranked 5th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 884 conceded this year. The Cavaliers defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 46.1% (1,515 of 3,286) and they relinquish 40.1 boards per game as a basketball team. They are giving up 36.3% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 1st in the league in points per game allowed (106.4).
The last time they took the court, the Nuggets took a loss by a score of 124-111 when they played the Timberwolves. When talking about how they attacked the glass, Denver permitted Minnesota to collect 41 overall (11 on the offensive side). They wrapped up this game 36.1% from three-point range by shooting 13 of 36 and finished the contest at 21 out of 27 from the free throw line (77.8%). The Nuggets permitted the Timberwolves to make 45 out of 87 attempts from the field which had them shooting 51.7% in the matchup. Overall, the Nuggets ended up going 42 for 91 from the field which gave them a rate of 46.2%. In relation to shooting from downtown, Denver knocked down 11 out of their 29 attempts (37.9%). They were able to bury 16 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 80.0%. The Timberwolves earned 22 personal fouls in the game which took the Nuggets to the free throw line for a total of 20 shots. They also turned the ball over 14 times, while recording 8 steals for this contest. The Nuggets recorded 27 defensive boards and 18 offensive rebounds for a total of 45 in this contest.
Nikola Jokic was important for the Nuggets in the matchup. Jokic earned 24 points in his 33 minutes on the court and earned 9 dimes for this game. He made 10 of 20 for the matchup for a rate of 50.0%, and had 7 rebounds.
Denver has a win-loss record of 24-13 for the season. The Nuggets are committing 19.4 personal fouls per game and they go 74.8% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 28.7 times per contest (2nd in the NBA) and they turn it over 15.3 times per contest. Denver has scored 4,308 points for the season (116.4 per game) and they collect 42.6 rebounds per game. When it comes to offense, the Nuggets are hitting on 50.8% from the field, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
The Nuggets defensively are ranked 17th in the league in PPG surrendered with 114.5. They are forcing 13.8 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 48.6% from the field (26th in the league). The Denver defense surrenders 36.3% from downtown (463 of 1,277) and opponents are knocking down 76.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 26.5 dimes and 40.0 boards per game, which is 30th and 1st in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Denver and under the total points
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