Cleveland Cavaliers at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 12/8/2017
Friday, December 8, 2017
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Cleveland Cavaliers head to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to take on the Indiana Pacers on Friday, December 8, 2017. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 3.5 point favorites.
The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 18-7. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.5 as they are averaging 111.1 points per game while giving up 107.6 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 14-11. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 108.4 points per game and surrendering 107.4, good for a point differential of 1.0.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 9-15-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 13-11-1 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 15-10-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 12-12-1 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/30/17 G Iman Shumpert Knee is out indefinitely
11/17/17 PG Derrick Rose Ankle is out indefinitely
11/02/17 C Tristan Thompson Calf is out indefinitely
10/16/17 PG Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
09/29/17 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle is out indefinitely
Kevin Love comes into this game averaging 19.2 points per contest while playing 29.4 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 10.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 90%. Lebron James averages 28.2 points per contest in 37.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 8.6 assists per game and 8 rebounds per contest for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 59% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Victor Oladipo has scored 23.3 points per contest while playing 33.4 minutes per game this season for the Pacers. He hauls in 5.2 rebounds per contest and has 3.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Myles Turner averages 13.8 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 29.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.3 rebounds per game and 1.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 111.1 points per contest this year, which is 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.48 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 4th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 42.5 boards per contest and 22.9 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 17th with 14.7 per game. The Cavaliers allow 107.6 points per contest which is 21st in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 21st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.9 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they allow 24.9 assists per game which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 7th in the NBA with 108.4 points per contest this season. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 1.08. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 2nd in the league. They are 19th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.4 boards per contest and 6th in assists per game with 23.3. The Pacers are 23rd in turnovers per contest with 14.3. The Pacers give up 107.4 points per game, which ranks them 20th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 27th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 23.4 dimes allowed per game and 17th with 43.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Pacers are 20th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per contest this year.
The Cavaliers are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.4, and their defensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 3rd. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league. Cleveland is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 7th in the league.
Indiana is 26th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 6th in the league. The Pacers are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.6, and their defensive rating of 108.5 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 6th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland -3.5
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