San Antonio Spurs at Cleveland Cavaliers Expert NBA Picks 4/7/2019
Sunday, April 7, 2019
Quicken Loans Arena
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The San Antonio Spurs head to Quicken Loans Arena to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday, April 7, 2019. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 8 point favorites.
The Spurs head into this matchup with a mark of 46-34. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 1.3 as they average 111.7 points per contest while giving up 110.4 per game. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 19-61. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They total 104.8 points per contest and give up 114.0, which is a point differential of -9.2.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 42-36-2 against the spread this season
The San Antonio Spurs are 43-37-0 against the over/under this year
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 37-41-2 against the spread this season
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 44-35-0 against the over/under this year
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out for season
04/05/19 G Marco Belinelli Hip is questionable Sunday vs Cleveland
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
04/05/19 F Kevin Love Shoulder is questionable Sunday vs San Antonio
03/25/19 PG Matthew Dellavedova Concussion is out indefinitely
LaMarcus Aldridge comes into this game averaging 21.2 points per contest while playing 33.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 9.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 85%. DeMar DeRozan averages 21.4 points per contest in 35.0 minutes per game. He averages 6.2 assists per game and 6.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Jordan Clarkson scores 17.0 points per contest while playing 27.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.4 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Collin Sexton averages 16.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.9 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 111.7 points per contest, which is 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 2nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 44.6 boards per contest and 24.6 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 30th with 12.0 per game. The Spurs allow 110.4 points per contest, which is 14th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 21st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.0 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they allow 24.8 assists per game which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 29th in the NBA with 104.8 points per contest this season. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -9.24. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 10th in the league. They are 26th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.8 boards per contest and 29th in assists per game with 20.7. The Cavaliers are 24th in turnovers per contest with 13.4. The Cavaliers give up 114.0 points per game, which ranks them 24th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 49% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 30th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 25.6 dimes allowed per game and 9th with 44.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Cavaliers are 3rd in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per contest this year.
The Spurs are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 111.6, and their offensive rating of 112.9 is ranked 21st. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 7th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA. San Antonio is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 10th in the NBA.
Cleveland is 19th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 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 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.9, and their defensive rating of 117.4 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 29th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take San Antonio -8
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