Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers Predictions, NBA Parlay Picks 2/29/2020
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana -6.5
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse is the site where Kevin Love and the Cleveland Cavaliers (17-41, 5th in the Central Division) will play the Indiana Pacers (35-24, 2nd in the Central Division) on Saturday. Cleveland opens this matchup as 6.5 point underdogs. The O/U is set at 222.
The Pacers are covering the spread 53.4% of the time, having gone 31-27-1 ATS. Cleveland is covering 45.6% of the time, going 26-31-1 against the spread.
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
02/24/20 SG Jeremy Lamb ACL is out for season
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
02/28/20 C Andre Drummond Calf is downgraded to out Friday vs New Orleans
02/28/20 SF Alfonzo McKinnie Plantar Fasciitis is downgraded to out Friday vs New Orleans
02/26/20 PG Dante Exum Ankle is out indefinitely
01/13/20 SG Dylan Windler Leg is out for season
Myles Turner averages 11.6 points per contest in 29.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.2 assists per game and 6.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%. Domantas Sabonis comes into this game averaging 18.4 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per night. He grabs 12.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Collin Sexton averages 19.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes 2.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Kevin Love scores 17.4 points per contest while playing 31.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.7 rebounds per contest and has 3.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers allow 107.2 points per contest which is 7th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 10th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.9 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they allow 23.1 assists per game which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Indiana averages 109.3 points per contest, which is 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 3rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 42.9 boards per contest and 26.1 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 26th with 13.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers give up 114.7 points per game, which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 30th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 26.1 dimes allowed per game and 5th with 42.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Cavaliers are 4th in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per contest. Cleveland is 26th in the NBA with 106.6 points per contest this season. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -8.2. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 20th in the league. They are 19th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.6 boards per contest and 25th in assists per game with 22.5. The Cavaliers are 1st in turnovers per contest with 16.6.
The Pacers are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.3, and their defensive rating of 108.2 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 11th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league. Indiana is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 24th in the league.
Cleveland is 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 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 107.1, and their defensive rating of 115.3 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 22nd. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Cleveland +6.5 and over 222 total points
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