Sunday, April 2, 2017
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Indiana Pacers head to Quicken Loans Arena to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday, April 2, 2017. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 9.5 point favorites.
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The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 37-39. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.1 as they are averaging 104.3 points per game while giving up 105.4 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 48-27. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 110.0 points per game and surrendering 106.7, good for a point differential of 3.3.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 33-43-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 38-38-0 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 33-39-3 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 42-33-0 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
04/01/17 G Lance Stephenson Acquired probable Sunday vs. Cleveland
03/27/17 C Al Jefferson Ankle out indefinitely
03/24/17 G Glenn Robinson III Calf out indefinitely
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/16/16 F Chris Andersen ACL out for season
04/01/17 F Richard Jefferson Knee "?" Sunday vs. Indiana
03/27/17 G Kyle Korver Foot out indefinitely
03/06/17 C Andrew Bogut Leg out for season
Jeff Teague comes into this game averaging 15.3 points per contest while playing 32.3 minutes per night so far this year for the Pacers. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per contest and dishes out 7.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Paul George averages 22.9 points per game in 35.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Kyrie Irving averages 25.2 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 5.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Lebron James averages 26.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.4 rebounds per contest and 8.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
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Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 104.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.16 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 41.9 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 13.8 per game. The Pacers allow 105.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 110 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.28 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 43.5 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 18th with 13.6 per game. The Cavaliers allow 106.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.3 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 24.4 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
The Pacers have an offensive rating of 107.8 and a defensive rating of 109. In terms of pace they average 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Indiana turns the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Cavaliers rating on offense is 113.6 and they have a defensive rating of 110.2. They get 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 55%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 40% of their shot attempts. Cleveland turns the ball over on 12.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana +9.5
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