Cleveland Cavaliers at San Antonio Spurs NBA Tips 3/28/2019
Thursday, March 28, 2019
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, March 28, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 12 point favorites.
The Cavaliers have a record of 19-56. They are 5th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -9.1 as they average 104.4 points per game while giving up 113.5 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 43-32 this season. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They average 111.8 points per game and surrender 110.3, good for a point differential of 1.5.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 35-38-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 40-34-0 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 41-32-2 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 41-34-0 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
03/25/19 PG Matthew Dellavedova Concussion is out indefinitely
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out for season
Jordan Clarkson comes into this contest averaging 17.0 points per game while playing 27.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Collin Sexton averages 16.3 points per game in 31.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 3.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 21.3 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 9.1 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. DeMar DeRozan averages 21.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 6.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 104.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 42.5 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13.5 per game. The Cavaliers allow 113.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd 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 44.5 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 25.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio is 17th in the league with 111.8 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 1.5. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 44.9 boards per game, and 15th in assists per contest with 24.5. The Spurs are 30th in turnovers per game with 12.0. The Spurs surrender 110.3 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 24.7 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 44.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs were 1st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per game last season.
The Cavaliers are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 116.9, and their offensive rating of 107.6 is ranked 30th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 96.6 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 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA. Cleveland is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 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.
San Antonio is 30th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league. The Spurs are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.8, and their defensive rating of 111.3 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 8th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland +12
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