Cleveland Cavaliers vs Indiana Pacers Expert NBA Picks Against the Spread 11/1/2019
Friday, November 1, 2019
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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Bankers Life Fieldhouse is the venue where Domantas Sabonis and the Indiana Pacers (1-3, 4th in the Central Division) will play the Cleveland Cavaliers (2-2, 2nd in the Central Division) on Friday. Indiana opens this game as 7.5 point favorites. The total opens at 211.
The Cavaliers cover the spread 75.0% of the time, having gone 3-1-0 ATS. Indiana is covering 25.0% of the time, going 1-3-0 against the spread.
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
10/27/2019 John Henson PF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Nov 12
10/23/2019 Dylan Windler SG Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Nov 10
10/17/2019 Ante Zizic C Foot Expected to be out until at least Nov 14
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
10/30/2019 Myles Turner C Ankle Expected to be out until at least Nov 5
10/30/2019 Edmond Sumner PG Hand Expected to be out until at least Nov 1
10/27/2019 Victor Oladipo SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 1
Kevin Love comes into this contest averaging 16.0 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 16.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. Collin Sexton averages 17.5 points per game in 29.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 3.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Domantas Sabonis averages 22.8 points per game while playing 36.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 10.0 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 89%. Malcolm Brogdon averages 22.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 11.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 96%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 106.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 48.3 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 16.5 per game. The Cavaliers allow 108.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.0 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 25.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 24th in the league with 105.3 points per game this year. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -3.0. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 30th in the league in rebounding with 39.5 boards per game, and 12th in assists per contest with 24.5. The Pacers are 27th in turnovers per game with 12.3. The Pacers surrender 108.3 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 41% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 22.8 assists allowed per contest and 19th with 47.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers are 26th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 19.3 per game.
The Cavaliers are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.8, and their defensive rating of 108.1 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 16th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league. Cleveland is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league.
Indiana is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 5th in the NBA. The Pacers are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 109.7, and their offensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 20th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 20th. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Indiana -7.5
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