Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Indiana Pacers head to Quicken Loans Arena to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 6.5 point favorites.
The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 29-26. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.5 as they are averaging 105.7 points per game while giving up 106.2 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 37-16. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 111.2 points per game and surrendering 106.0, good for a point differential of 5.3.
Paul George comes into this game averaging 22.6 points per contest while playing 35.7 minutes per night so far this year for the Pacers. He pulls down 6.1 rebounds per contest and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 91%. Jeff Teague averages 15.6 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8.1 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Lebron James averages 25.8 points per game while playing 37.6 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 8.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 69%. Kyrie Irving averages 24.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 5.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
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Indiana averages 105.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.55 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 41.3 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 13.9 per game. The Pacers allow 106.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Cleveland averages 111.2 points per game this year which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.26 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 39% which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 44.1 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 15th with 14.1 per game. The Cavaliers allow 106 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
The Pacers have an offensive rating of 107.9 and a defensive rating of 108.4. In terms of pace they average 97 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% 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 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Cavaliers rating on offense is 113.8 and they have a defensive rating of 108.4. They get 97 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 54%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shot attempts. Cleveland turns the ball over on 12.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 25-30-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 30-25-0 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 24-27-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 31-22-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Injuries
02/14/17 F Lavoy Allen Knee "?" Wednesday vs. Cleveland
02/14/17 F Thaddeus Young Wrist "?" Wednesday vs. Cleveland
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/21/16 G J.R. Smith Thumb out indefinitely
12/16/16 F Chris Andersen ACL out for season
02/13/17 G Iman Shumpert Ankle "?" Tuesday vs. Minnesota
02/13/17 F Kevin Love Knee expected to miss Tuesday vs. Minnesota
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana +6.5
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