Indiana Pacers at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 4/18/2018
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland as 7.5 point favorites.
The Pacers head into this matchup after finishing the regular season with a mark of 48-34. They were 2nd in the Central Division. They had a point differential of 1.4 as they averaged 105.6 points per contest while giving up 104.2 per game. The Cavaliers had an overall mark of 50-32. They finished 1st in the Central Division. They totaled 110.9 points per contest and gave up 109.9, which is a point differential of 1.0.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 48-35-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 32-49-0 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 32-50-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 41-41-0 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Myles Turner comes into this contest averaging 12.7 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 6.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Victor Oladipo averages 23.1 points per game in 34 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Lebron James averages 27.5 points per game while playing 36.9 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 8.6 rebounds per game and has 9.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Kevin Love averages 17.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.3 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 105.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.38 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 13.3 per game. The Pacers allow 104.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 5th in the league with 110.9 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 0.94. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They are 23rd in the league in rebounding with 42.1 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 23.4. The Cavaliers are 21st in turnovers per game with 13.7. The Cavaliers surrender 109.9 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 25.9 assists allowed per contest and 17th with 43.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game this season.
The Pacers are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.5, and their defensive rating of 108.1 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 96 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 11th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league. Indiana is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league.
Cleveland is 21st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the league. The Cavaliers are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.9, and their defensive rating of 111.9 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 3rd. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland -7.5
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