Monday, February 1, 2016
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Monday, February 1, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 210.5.
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The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 34-12 and a road record of 15-9. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 5.9 as they are averaging 102.2 points per game while giving up 96.3 per contest. Cleveland is 3-4 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 21-7. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Pacers have an overall record of 25-22 and a home record of 15-7. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.6 points per game and surrendering 99.9, good for a point differential of 2.7. Indiana has a division record of 4-5 and a conference record of 16-9. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
LeBron James comes into this contest averaging 24.9 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 7.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Kevin Love averages 16.1 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 10.7 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Paul George averages 23.5 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. George Hill averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Cleveland averages 102.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 53.2 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 13.7 per game. The Cavaliers allow 96.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Indiana averages 102.6 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 20.3 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 25th respectively. In the turnover department the Pacers rank 23rd with 15.2 per game. The Pacers allow 99.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.2 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 20.4 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Pacers force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
The Cavaliers average 99.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 115.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 4.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 14.7 per contest. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 109.3 and a defensive rating of 103. In terms of pace they average 92.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Cleveland turns the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Pacers score 103.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 103 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6 points per game. The Pacers rating on offense is 104.4 and they have a defensive rating of 101.7. They get 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Indiana turns the ball over on 13.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 15 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 21-23-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 22-24-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 24-23-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 22-25-0 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Indiana Pacers Injuries
01/31/16 C Ian Mahinmi Back "?" Monday vs. Cleveland
01/14/16 PG Rodney Stuckey Foot out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland
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