Cleveland
Cavaliers
Stadium Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
12-33 Overall | EASTERN 13th
TEAM STATSPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Central Division104.9114.1
    Schedule
    Regular season
    Thu  1/2
    vs
    Charlotte
    L106-109
    Sat  1/4
    vs
    Oklahoma City
    L106-121
    Sun  1/5
    vs
    Minnesota
    L103-118
    Tue  1/7
    vs
    Detroit
    L113-115
    Thu  1/9
    @
    Detroit
    W / OT115-112
    Sat  1/11
    @
    Denver
    W111-103
    Mon  1/13
    @
    Los Angeles
    L99-128
    Tue  1/14
    @
    Los Angeles
    L103-128
    Fri  1/17
    @
    Memphis
    L109-113
    Sat  1/18
    @
    Chicago
    L116-118
    Team Outlook and Scouting Report

    SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

    While not a playoff contender their projected win total did improve by nearly 3 wins from before and after the draft. In a shooters' league they drafted quality shooting. The Cavaliers are not contenders to win the championship at 1000/1, 0.1%. They are one of 8 teams with these odds (#23 in the league). They have no chance to win the championship. They are not a good value to win the East either at 400/1, 0.2%. Both the simulations and oddsmakers have them at 24.5 wins. At +1500 the Cavaliers are not a good value to make the playoffs with a 0% chance. They have less than 1% chance to win the division. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #14 in the East.

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    REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

    They were expected to win 25% of their games last season so their 19-63 met expectations. They were not good against the spread going 38-43-1 (-930 loss). They went over 45 times and came in under 37 times. Based on computer simulations they only have a 35% chance to beat the Magic in their next game. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

    TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

    SHOOTING (WEAKNESS): They are a bad shooting team with a true FG% of 54% (#29 in League). Despite the weak shooting %, they still average more points per game (104.5) than expected (104.3). On the road they average 103.8 (103.2 expected), and at home 105.2 ppg (105.5 expected).

    DEFENSE (WEAKNESS): They are not a good defensive team allowing opponents to shoot 59.2 true FG% (#30 in League). Team defense is trending down allowing opponents to shoot 65.2% in their last 7 games. They allow 114.1 pts per game vs an expected value of 112.3. They are allowing 115.7 (113.5 expected) on the road, and at home 112.5 ppg (111.1 expected).

    REBOUNDING (WEAKNESS): They are outrebounded by opponents by 1.6 per game (#22 in league).

    TURNOVERS (BELOW AVERAGE): They have an average turnover margin of -0.5 per game (#18 in league).

    TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

    The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Kevin Love who is projected to be the #25 Forward. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

    Roster
    NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
    21 Cook, Tyler PF6-825509/23/19970Iowa
    18 Dellavedova, Matthew PG6-320009/08/19906St. Mary's (CA)
    1 Exum, Dante PG6-521407/13/19954No College
    10 Garland, Darius PG6-119201/26/20000Vanderbilt
    31 Henson, John PF6-921912/28/19907North Carolina
    20 Knight, Brandon PG6-218212/02/19917Kentucky
    0 Love, Kevin PF6-825109/07/198811UCLA
    28 McKinnie, Alfonzo SF6-721509/17/19922Wis.-Green Bay
    3 Mooney, Matt SG6-320002/07/19950Air Force; South Dakota; Texas
    22 Nance Jr., Larry PF6-724501/01/19934Wyoming
    16 Osman, Cedi SF6-723004/08/19952No College
    4 Porter, Kevin SG6-420305/04/20000USC
    6 Randolph, Levi SG6-520810/03/19920Alabama
    2 Sexton, Collin PG6-119001/04/19991Alabama
    13 Thompson, Tristan C6-925403/13/19918Texas
    32 Wade, Dean PF6-922811/20/19960Kansas State
    9 Windler, Dylan SG6-619609/22/19960Belmont University
    41 Zizic, Ante C6-1026601/04/19972No College