Monday, February 29, 2016
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, February 29, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 8 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 207.5.
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The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 31-27 and a road record of 13-17. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.1 as they are averaging 102.4 points per game while giving up 100.3 per contest. Indiana is 5-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 20-14. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 41-16 and a home record of 24-5. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 103 points per game and surrendering 96.9, good for a point differential of 6. Cleveland has a division record of 5-5 and a conference record of 24-11. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
Paul George comes into this contest averaging 23.6 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 7.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. George Hill averages 12.5 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
LeBron James averages 24.7 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per game and has 6.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Kevin Love averages 16 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.2 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Indiana averages 102.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 52.8 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 15.2 per game. The Pacers allow 100.3 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 8th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.3 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Cleveland averages 103 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 8th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 53.1 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 9th with 13.5 per game. The Cavaliers allow 96.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.5 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
The Pacers average 101.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 98.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 0 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -2 per contest. The Pacers have an offensive rating of 104.1 and a defensive rating of 102. In terms of pace they average 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Indiana turns the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Cavaliers score 105.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 99.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 0.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7.4 points per game. The Cavaliers rating on offense is 109.8 and they have a defensive rating of 103.4. They get 92.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shot attempts. Cleveland turns the ball over on 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 29-29-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 28-30-0 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 25-30-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 27-30-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Injuries
02/27/16 G C.J. Miles Calf is downgraded to expected to miss Sunday vs. Portland
02/27/16 G Paul George Back injured last game, probable Sunday vs. Portland
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
02/28/16 F LeBron James Rest expected to miss Sunday vs. Washington
02/25/16 PG Mo Williams Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana
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