Cleveland Cavaliers at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Predictions 1/23/2018
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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The Cleveland Cavaliers head to AT&T Center to take on the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 2 point favorites.
The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 27-18. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.2 as they are averaging 109.7 points per game while giving up 109.5 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 30-18. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 100.6 points per game and surrendering 97.5, good for a point differential of 3.1.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 12-32-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 22-22-1 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 25-21-2 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 18-30-0 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
01/22/18 F Kevin Love Illness left last game, is "?" Tuesday vs San Antonio
01/20/18 G Iman Shumpert Knee is "?" Tuesday vs San Antonio
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
01/22/18 G Manu Ginobili Thigh is "?" Tuesday vs Cleveland
01/19/18 F Rudy Gay Heel is out indefinitely
01/17/18 SF Kawhi Leonard Quad is out indefinitely
Lebron James comes into this game averaging 26.8 points per contest while playing 36.9 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 8.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is 75%. Kevin Love averages 18.6 points per contest in 28.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.7 assists per game and 9.4 rebounds per contest for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Pau Gasol has scored 10.7 points per contest while playing 25.3 minutes per game this season for the Spurs. He hauls in 8.2 rebounds per contest and has 3.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 22.3 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 33.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.7 rebounds per game and 1.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 109.7 points per contest this year, which is 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.22 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 6th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 41.6 boards per contest and 23.5 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 16th with 14.4 per game. The Cavaliers allow 109.5 points per contest which is 26th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 23rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they allow 26 assists per game which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio is 28th in the NBA with 100.6 points per contest this season. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 3.08. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 12th in the league. They are 11th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.4 boards per contest and 21st in assists per game with 22. The Spurs are 22nd in turnovers per contest with 14. The Spurs give up 97.5 points per game, which ranks them 1st in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 5th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 20.9 dimes allowed per game and 11th with 42.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Spurs are 10th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest this year.
The Cavaliers are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 112, and their offensive rating of 112.3 is ranked 3rd. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 4th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA. Cleveland is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 2nd in the NBA.
San Antonio is 20th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 26th in the NBA. The Spurs are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 103.1, and their offensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 29th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 94.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 24th. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Antonio -2
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