Cleveland
Cavaliers
Stadium Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
4-7 Overall | EASTERN 11th
TEAM STATSPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Central Division105.3107.1
Schedule
Regular season
Fri  11/1
@
Indiana
L95-102
Sun  11/3
vs
Dallas
L111-131
Tue  11/5
vs
Boston
L113-119
Fri  11/8
@
Washington
W113-100
Sun  11/10
@
New York
W108-87
Tue  11/12
@
Philadelphia
L97-98
Thu  11/14
vs
Miami
L97-108
Sun  11/17
vs
Philadelphia
3:00pm
Mon  11/18
@
New York
7:00pm
Wed  11/20
@
Miami
7:30pm
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
8 Clarkson, Jordan PG6-419406/07/19925Tulsa; Missouri
21 Cook, Tyler PF6-825509/23/19970Iowa
18 Dellavedova, Matthew PG6-320009/08/19906St. Mary's (CA)
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
22 Nance Jr., Larry PF6-724501/01/19934Wyoming
16 Osman, Cedi SF6-723004/08/19952No College
4 Porter, Kevin SG6-420305/04/20000USC
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