Indiana Pacers at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 4/29/2018
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Indiana Pacers head to Quicken Loans Arena to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday, April 29, 2018 in Game 7 of their 1st round series. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 5.5 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 51-36-1 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 33-53-0 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 33-53-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 42-45-0 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
04/27/18 G George Hill Back is "?" Sunday vs Indiana
Myles Turner comes into this game averaging 12.7 points per contest while playing 28.2 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 78%. Victor Oladipo averages 23.1 points per contest in 34 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.3 assists per game and 5.2 rebounds per contest for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Lebron James has scored 27.5 points per contest while playing 36.9 minutes per game this season for the Cavaliers. He hauls in 8.6 rebounds per contest and has 9.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Kevin Love averages 17.6 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 28 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.3 rebounds per game and 1.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 105.6 points per contest this year, which is 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.38 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 9th in the NBA. They average 42.4 boards per contest and 22.2 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 26th with 13.3 per game. The Pacers allow 104.2 points per contest which is 9th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 5th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they allow 23.2 assists per game which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 5th in the NBA with 110.9 points per contest this season. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 0.94. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 6th in the league. They are 23rd in the NBA in rebounding with 42.1 boards per contest and 11th in assists per game with 23.4. The Cavaliers are 21st in turnovers per contest with 13.7. The Cavaliers give up 109.9 points per game, which ranks them 26th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 28th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 25.9 dimes allowed per game and 17th with 43.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Cavaliers are 5th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per contest this year.
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?
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana +5.5
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