Cleveland Cavaliers at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 1/12/2018
Friday, January 12, 2018
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Friday, January 12, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland as 4 point favorites.
The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 26-14. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.0 as they are averaging 110.2 points per game while giving up 108.2 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 21-20. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 107.3 points per game and surrendering 106.8, good for a point differential of 0.5.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 12-27-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 20-19-1 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 22-19-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 18-22-1 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/30/17 G Iman Shumpert Knee is out indefinitely
01/10/18 PG Derrick Rose Ankle is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Toronto & Friday vs Indiana
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
09/29/17 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle is out indefinitely
01/10/18 F Myles Turner Elbow is OUT Friday vs Cleveland
Kevin Love comes into this contest averaging 19.4 points per game while playing 29 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 9.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Lebron James averages 27.2 points per game in 37 minutes per contest this season. He averages 9 assists per contest and 8.2 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Bojan Bogdanovic averages 13.8 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Victor Oladipo averages 24.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 110.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.98 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 41.9 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.4 per game. The Cavaliers allow 108.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 24th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.4 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 25.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 9th in the league with 107.3 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 0.51. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 41.9 boards per game, and 13th in assists per contest with 22.7. The Pacers are 25th in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Pacers surrender 106.8 points per contest, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 23.8 assists allowed per contest and 11th with 42.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers are 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game this season.
The Cavaliers are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.3, and their defensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 97 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 4th. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Cleveland is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the league.
Indiana is 24th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 6th in the league. The Pacers are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.2, and their defensive rating of 109.7 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 6th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana +4
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