Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers Expert NBA Picks Against the Spread 10/26/2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
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Malcolm Brogdon and the Indiana Pacers travel to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Saturday where they'll meet the Cleveland Cavaliers. The spread on this matchup has Indiana as 6 point favorites. The over/under is set at 215.
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
10/25/2019 Jeremy Lamb SG Hip Game Time Decision
10/23/2019 Victor Oladipo SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Nov 23
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
10/24/2019 John Henson PF Ankle Game Time Decision
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
Malcolm Brogdon comes into this contest averaging 22 points per game while playing 36 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 11 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 91%. Myles Turner averages 25 points per game in 38 minutes per contest this season. He averages 9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 60% for the year while his free throw percentage is 100%.
Collin Sexton averages 16 points per game while playing 30 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 33% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Kevin Love averages 11 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36 minutes per contest. He also averages 18 rebounds per contest and 3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 110 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 36 rebounds per game and 26 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 15 per game. The Pacers allow 119 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 53% shooting percentage and a 46% average from behind the arc, ranking them 29th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 26 assists per contest, which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 18 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 30th in the league with 8 points per game this year. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 37%, while their average scoring margin is -9. They shoot 27% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 54 boards per game, and 21st in assists per contest with 20. The Cavaliers are 15th in turnovers per game with 16. The Cavaliers surrender 94 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 24 assists allowed per contest and 13th with 46 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 6th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13 per game.
The Pacers are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 118.8, and their offensive rating of 109.8 is ranked 27th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 16th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 24% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA. Indiana is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 60%, which is 3rd in the NBA.
Cleveland is 14th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 18th in the NBA. The Cavaliers are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 94.9, and their offensive rating of 85.8 is ranked 6th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 42% is 29th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 45% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland +6
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