Cleveland Cavaliers at Indiana Pacers NBA Tips 2/9/2019
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 14.5 point favorites.
The Cavaliers have a record of 11-43. They are 5th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -10.7 as they average 102.4 points per game while giving up 113.1 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 36-19 this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They average 108.5 points per game and surrender 103.3, good for a point differential of 5.2.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 24-29-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 27-26-0 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 26-27-1 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 23-31-0 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/26/18 G JR Smith Possible Trade is out indefinitely
11/16/18 F John Henson Wrist is out indefinitely
10/29/18 F Kevin Love Foot is out indefinitely
02/08/19 SF Cedi Osman Ankle is downgraded to out Friday vs Washington
01/25/19 F Tristan Thompson Foot is out indefinitely
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
02/08/19 SF Doug McDermott Ribs is downgraded to out Saturday vs Cleveland
02/06/19 G Nik Stauskas Acquired is questionable Friday vs Washington
01/24/19 G Victor Oladipo Knee is out for season
Collin Sexton comes into this contest averaging 14.6 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. Jordan Clarkson averages 16.6 points per game in 26.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Bojan Bogdanovic averages 16.7 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Domantas Sabonis averages 14.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.2 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 102.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -10.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 42.3 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13.5 per game. The Cavaliers allow 113.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 25.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 22nd in the league with 108.5 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 5.2. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 24th in the league in rebounding with 43.4 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 26.1. The Pacers are 19th in turnovers per game with 14.1. The Pacers surrender 103.3 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 24.4 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 42.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers were 27th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.4 per game last season.
The Cavaliers are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 117.3, and their offensive rating of 106.2 is ranked 30th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 29th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA. Cleveland is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 1st in the NBA.
Indiana is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 20th in the NBA. The Pacers are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 104.6, and their offensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 2nd. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland +14.5
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