Indiana Pacers at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 1/26/2018
Friday, January 26, 2018
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Indiana Pacers head to Quicken Loans Arena to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday, January 26, 2018. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 4 point favorites.
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The Pacers head into this matchup with a mark of 26-22. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.2 as they are averaging 106.4 points per contest while giving up 105.2 per game. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 27-19. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 109.5 points per contest and giving up 109.6, which is a point differential of -0.1.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 27-21-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 19-28-1 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 12-33-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 23-22-1 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
09/29/17 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle is out indefinitely
01/24/18 PG Darren Collison Personal is "?" Friday vs Cleveland
01/24/18 F Myles Turner Elbow is "?" Friday vs Cleveland
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
01/23/18 F Channing Frye Abdominal is "?" Friday vs Indiana
Victor Oladipo comes into this game averaging 24.1 points per contest while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 80%. Bojan Bogdanovic averages 13.3 points per contest in 30.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.4 assists per game and 3.3 rebounds per contest for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Lebron James has scored 26.8 points per contest while playing 36.9 minutes per game this season for the Cavaliers. He hauls in 7.9 rebounds per contest and has 8.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Kevin Love averages 18.4 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 28.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.4 rebounds per game and 1.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 106.4 points per contest this year, which is 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.19 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 3rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 42 boards per contest and 22.3 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 27th with 13.4 per game. The Pacers allow 105.2 points per contest which is 11th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 7th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.9 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they allow 23.2 assists per game which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 5th in the NBA with 109.5 points per contest this season. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -0.04. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 14th in the league. They are 24th in the NBA in rebounding with 41.6 boards per contest and 7th in assists per game with 23.4. The Cavaliers are 14th in turnovers per contest with 14.5. The Cavaliers give up 109.6 points per game, which ranks them 26th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 28th and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 25.9 dimes allowed per game and 23rd with 44.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Cavaliers are 8th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per contest this year.
The Pacers are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.8, and their defensive rating of 108.6 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 5th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league. Indiana is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 10th in the league.
Cleveland is 16th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 2nd in the league. The Cavaliers are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.1, and their defensive rating of 112.2 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 4th. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Indiana +4
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