Cleveland Cavaliers at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 4/20/2018
Friday, April 20, 2018
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Friday, April 20, 2018 in Game 3 of their 1st round series. The series is tied 1-1. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 2 point favorites.
The Cavaliers had a regular season record of 50-32. They were 1st in the Central Division. They currently had a point differential of 1.0 as they averaged 110.9 points per game while giving up 109.9 per contest. The Pacers had an overall record of 48-34 during the regular season. They finished the campaign 2nd in the Central Division. They averaged 105.6 points per game and surrendered 104.2, good for a point differential of 1.4.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 32-51-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 41-42-0 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 49-35-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 32-50-0 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
04/18/18 F Kevin Love Thumb is upgraded to probable Friday vs Indiana
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Lebron James averages 27.5 points per game in 36.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 9.1 assists per contest and 8.6 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%. Kevin Love comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 28 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 9.3 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%.
Myles Turner averages 12.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Victor Oladipo averages 23.1 points per game while playing 34 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers allow 109.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they give up 25.9 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league. Cleveland averages 110.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.94 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 42.1 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers surrender 104.2 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 23.2 assists allowed per contest, and 14th with 43 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers are 28th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game this season. Indiana is 16th in the league with 105.6 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.38. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They are 22nd in the league in rebounding with 42.4 boards per game and 23rd in assists per contest with 22.2. The Pacers are 26th in turnovers per game with 13.3.
The Cavaliers are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 111.9, and their offensive rating of 112.9 is ranked 2nd. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 3rd. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA. Cleveland is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the NBA.
Indiana is 24th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 12th in the NBA. The Pacers are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 108.1, and their offensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 18th. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 96 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 11th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA.
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Tony's Pick: Take Indiana -2
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