Cleveland Cavaliers vs. San Antonio Spurs - 12/12/19 NHL Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Fox Sports Southwest - San Antonio
Odds/Point Spread: San Antonio -3.5
Collin Sexton and the Cleveland Cavaliers (5-18, 5th in the Central Division) go to AT&T Center on Thursday where they'll take on the San Antonio Spurs (9-14, 3rd in the Southwest Division). San Antonio opens this game as 3.5 point favorites. The total is set at 216.
The Cavaliers are covering the spread 36.4% of the time, having gone 8-14-1 ATS. San Antonio is covering 26.1% of the time, going 6-17-0 against the spread.
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/10/2019 Dylan Windler SG Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Dec 12
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Collin Sexton comes into this game averaging 17.3 points per contest while playing 30.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Kevin Love averages 15.6 points per contest in 30.2 minutes per game. He averages 2.6 assists per game and 10.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 88%.
DeMar DeRozan scores 21.4 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.7 rebounds per contest and has 4.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 18.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.0 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 102.3 points per contest, which is 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -10.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 26th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 43.7 boards per contest and 20.3 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 14th with 15.5 per game. The Cavaliers allow 113.0 points per contest, which is 20th in the NBA. They also surrender a 49% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 27th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.0 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they allow 26.2 assists per game which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio is 14th in the NBA with 111.7 points per contest this season. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -3.78. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 18th in the league. They are 10th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.0 boards per contest and 11th in assists per game with 24.6. The Spurs are 27th in turnovers per contest with 13.8. The Spurs give up 115.4 points per game, which ranks them 25th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 22nd and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 25.7 dimes allowed per game and 13th with 45.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Spurs are 2nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per contest this year.
The Cavaliers are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 114.2, and their offensive rating of 103.4 is ranked 27th. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 27th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA. Cleveland is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 2nd in the NBA.
San Antonio is 28th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 10th in the league. The Spurs are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.4, and their defensive rating of 113.1 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 100.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 22nd. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take San Antonio -3.5
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