Indiana Pacers at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 1/8/2019
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 10.5 point favorites.
The Pacers head into this matchup with a mark of 26-13. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 5.8 as they average 107.7 points per contest while giving up 101.9 per game. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 8-32. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They total 101.6 points per contest and give up 112.1, which is a point differential of -10.5.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 20-17-1 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 15-23-0 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 18-22-0 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 20-19-0 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
01/06/19 F Myles Turner Shoulder is downgraded to out Sunday vs Toronto
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
01/06/19 C Ante Zizic Knee is questionable Tuesday vs Indiana
01/06/19 G David Nwaba Knee is questionable Tuesday vs Indiana
01/06/19 G Rodney Hood Achilles is questionable Tuesday vs Indiana
01/06/19 PG Matthew Dellavedova Foot is questionable Tuesday vs Indiana
Bojan Bogdanovic comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 82%. Victor Oladipo averages 20.1 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.3 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Rodney Hood averages 12.9 points per game while playing 28.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 89%. Jordan Clarkson averages 16.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 107.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 25.4 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.4 per game. The Pacers allow 101.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.7 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 23.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 28th in the league with 101.6 points per game this year. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -10.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 25th in the league in rebounding with 42.7 boards per game, and 30th in assists per contest with 19.9. The Cavaliers are 27th in turnovers per game with 12.9. The Cavaliers surrender 112.1 points per contest, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 24.4 assists allowed per contest and 7th with 43.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 1st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per game.
The Pacers are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.9, and their defensive rating of 104 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 6th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league. Indiana is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 24th in the league.
Cleveland is 24th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 1st in the league. The Cavaliers are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.5, and their defensive rating of 117.5 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 29th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland +10.5
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