Saturday, January 30, 2016
Quicken Loans Arena
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, January 30, 2016. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.5.
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The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 39-7 and a road record of 14-7. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 13.9 as they are averaging 104.5 points per game while giving up 90.6 per contest. San Antonio is 6-2 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 22-4. They are 9-1 in their last 10 games. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 32-12 and a home record of 18-3. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.6 points per game and surrendering 95.9, good for a point differential of 5.6. Cleveland has a division record of 2-4 and a conference record of 20-7. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Kawhi Leonard comes into this contest averaging 19.9 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Lamarcus Aldridge averages 15.9 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 8.8 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
LeBron James averages 24.9 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Kevin Love averages 15.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.8 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
San Antonio averages 104.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 13.9 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 51.8 rebounds per game and 25.3 assists per game which ranks them 16th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 13.7 per game. The Spurs allow 90.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.5 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Cleveland averages 101.6 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 53.2 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 10th with 13.9 per game. The Cavaliers allow 95.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.5 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
The Spurs average 102.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 109.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 10.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 4.7 per contest. The Spurs have an offensive rating of 110.9 and a defensive rating of 96.1. In terms of pace they average 94.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 22% of their shots. San Antonio turns the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%.
The Cavaliers score 104.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 104 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 5.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6.9 points per game. The Cavaliers rating on offense is 108.5 and they have a defensive rating of 102.4. They get 92.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. 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 13 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 30-15-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 21-25-0 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 19-23-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 20-24-0 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
01/29/16 F Tim Duncan Knee doubtful Saturday vs. Cleveland
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
01/05/16 G Joe Harris Foot out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio
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