Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Cleveland Cavaliers head to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to take on the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 3 point favorites.
The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 35-15. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 5.1 as they are averaging 110.6 points per game while giving up 105.4 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 29-22. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 105.5 points per game and surrendering 105.3, good for a point differential of 0.2.
Kyrie Irving comes into this game averaging 24.2 points per contest while playing 35.2 minutes per night so far this year for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per contest and dishes out 5.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Lebron James averages 25.9 points per game in 37.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8.8 assists per contest and 7.9 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Jeff Teague averages 15.8 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 8.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Paul George averages 22.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
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Cleveland averages 110.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 53.7 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.1 per game. The Cavaliers allow 105.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.4 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Indiana averages 105.5 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 49 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Pacers rank 15th with 14.1 per game. The Pacers allow 105.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.2 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. The Pacers force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 113.3 and a defensive rating of 108. In terms of pace they average 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Cleveland turns the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Pacers rating on offense is 107.4 and they have a defensive rating of 107.2. They get 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Indiana turns the ball over on 12.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 22-26-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 28-22-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 23-28-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 26-25-0 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/21/16 G J.R. Smith Thumb out indefinitely
12/16/16 F Chris Andersen ACL out for season
02/07/17 G Iman Shumpert Ankle injured last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Indiana
Indiana Pacers Injuries
02/07/17 F Thaddeus Young Wrist "?" Wednesday vs. Cleveland
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland -3
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