Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 55-22 and a road record of 23-15. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.1 as they are averaging 104.1 points per game while giving up 98 per contest. Cleveland is 7-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 33-14. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Pacers have an overall record of 41-36 and a home record of 23-15. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.7 points per game and surrendering 100.4, good for a point differential of 1.3. Indiana has a division record of 6-8 and a conference record of 26-21. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
LeBron James comes into this contest averaging 25.2 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 7.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Kevin Love averages 15.9 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 9.9 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Paul George averages 23.3 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. George Hill averages 12 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Cleveland averages 104.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 53 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 13.6 per game. The Cavaliers allow 98 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 14th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.2 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Indiana averages 101.7 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Pacers rank 20th with 14.9 per game. The Pacers allow 100.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.1 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Pacers force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
The Cavaliers average 101.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 109.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 3.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 10.3 per contest. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 110.7 and a defensive rating of 104.2. In terms of pace they average 93.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Cleveland turns the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Pacers score 101.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 100.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -0.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 3.1 points per game. The Pacers rating on offense is 104 and they have a defensive rating of 102.7. They get 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Indiana turns the ball over on 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 35-40-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 38-39-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 38-39-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 34-43-0 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
04/04/16 PG Kyrie Irving Ankle "?" Tuesday vs. Milwaukee
Indiana Pacers Injuries
04/05/16 G Paul George Ankle injured last game, probable Wednesday vs. Cleveland
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland
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