Saturday, January 21, 2017
Quicken Loans Arena
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The San Antonio Spurs head to Quicken Loans Arena to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, January 21, 2017. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 3.5 point favorites.
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The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 33-9. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.8 as they are averaging 107.3 points per game while giving up 98.5 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 30-11. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 109.2 points per game and surrendering 104.1, good for a point differential of 5.1.
Kawhi Leonard comes into this game averaging 25.1 points per contest while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this year for the Spurs. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per contest and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 91%. Lamarcus Aldridge averages 17.6 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 6.9 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
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Lebron James averages 25.5 points per game while playing 37.1 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 8.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage currently is at 70%. Kyrie Irving averages 23.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 5.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
San Antonio averages 107.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 49.9 rebounds per game and 24.3 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 13 per game. The Spurs allow 98.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.5 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Cleveland averages 109.2 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 15th with 13.8 per game. The Cavaliers allow 104.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
The Spurs have an offensive rating of 113.9 and a defensive rating of 104.5. In terms of pace they average 94 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. San Antonio turns the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Cavaliers rating on offense is 112.6 and they have a defensive rating of 107.4. They get 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shot attempts. Cleveland turns the ball over on 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 25-17-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 25-16-1 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 18-21-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 21-20-0 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
01/20/17 PG Tony Parker Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Cleveland
01/19/17 C Pau Gasol Hand out indefinitely
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/21/16 G J.R. Smith Thumb out indefinitely
12/16/16 F Chris Andersen ACL out for season
01/20/17 F Kevin Love Back "?" Saturday vs. San Antonio
01/20/17 C Tristan Thompson Finger probable Saturday vs. San Antonio
Guy's Pick: Take San Antonio -3.5
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