Cleveland Cavaliers vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 4/5/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Monday, April 5, 2021
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Bally Sports SW-SA
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (+9)
The Cleveland Cavaliers (17-32) go to AT&T Center on Monday where they'll meet the San Antonio Spurs (24-23). The line on this game has San Antonio as 9-point favorites. The total is set at 216.5.
The Cleveland Cavaliers faced off with the Miami Heat and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 115-101 in their last contest. Cleveland finished having earned a 47.3% FG percentage (35 of 74) and knocked down 10 of their 31 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Cavaliers buried 21 of their 25 shots for a rate of 84.0%. With regard to rebounding, they compiled a total of 35 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 25 assists for the matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 11 turnovers and getting 7 steals. Pertaining to defense, Cleveland let their opponent shoot 53.7% from the floor on 44 out of 82 shooting. Miami doled out 35 dimes and had 6 steals in the game. In addition, Miami collected 37 rebounds (4 offensive, 33 defensive) and had 4 rejections. Miami ended up going 75.0% from the charity stripe by making 12 of their 16 attempts. They made 15 out of their 38 shots from beyond the arc.
Collin Sexton is one player who was a factor in this matchup. He had 26 points on 11 out of 17 shooting. He was on the court for 35:19 mins and also totaled 3 rebounds. Sexton went 64.7% from the field and recorded 3 assists. One more player that came through in this game for the Cavaliers was Isaac Okoro. He had 3 rebounds in 35:49 min on the hardwood. He went 71.4% from the field in this matchup by shooting 5-of-7 (17 points). When the time ran out, Okoro wasn't able to get a dime.
Cleveland comes into this contest with a record of 17-32 so far this season. They are averaging 102.7 points per outing (30th in the league) while connecting on 44.8% from the floor. The Cavaliers are hitting 33.4% from downtown (456 of 1,364) and 72.8% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Cleveland is pulling down 42.8 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 1,136 dimes on the campaign, which is 23rd in the league in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 15.6 times per game and as a team are committing 18.8 personal fouls every game. On the defensive end, the Cavaliers are forcing 15.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.1 fouls. The Cavaliers defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 47.9% (749 of 985) and they concede 44.0 rebounds per contest as a group. They are currently ranked 15th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,192 surrendered on the season. They are surrendering 38.5% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 13th in basketball in points per game allowed (111.2).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the San Antonio Spurs took a defeat with a final score of 139-133 when they played the Indiana Pacers. The Spurs recorded 28 defensive boards and 18 offensive rebounds for a total of 46 in this matchup. They also coughed up the ball 17 times, while getting 6 steals for the game. The Pacers had 22 fouls for this contest which got the Spurs to the charity stripe for 32 shots. They were able to convert 27 of the free throw tries for a clip of 84.4%. In the matter of shots from 3-point land, San Antonio made 10 out of 29 attempts (34.5%). When the final whistle was blown, the Spurs ended up shooting 48 out of 99 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.5%. The Spurs permitted the Pacers to knock down 52 of their 94 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 55.3% for the contest. They finished 41.4% from downtown by shooting 12 out of 29 and finished the contest at 23 of 26 from the charity stripe (88.5%). In regard to team rebounding, San Antonio allowed Indiana to collect 44 in all (11 on the offensive glass).
DeMar DeRozan ended up having an impact for the Spurs in this contest. He made 6 out of 12 for this game giving him a rate of 50.0%, and accounted for 4 rebounds. DeRozan recorded 25 points in his 36:56 mins on the court and accounted for 6 dimes in the game. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for San Antonio was Dejounte Murray. He finished this one with 5 assists in 34:47 mins played, and he knocked down 9 out of 17 from the floor. Murray walked away from this one going 52.9% from the field while also collecting 20 points and 5 boards.
San Antonio has a mark of 24-23 on the campaign. On the offensive side of the court, the Spurs are hitting on 46.0% from the field, which has them ranked 19th in the league. San Antonio has accounted for 5,202 pts this year (110.7 per contest) and they snag 44.1 boards per game. They are getting an assist 24.4 times per contest (17th in basketball) and they turn it over 11.4 times per contest. The Spurs are responsible for committing 17.5 fouls per contest and they hit 78.4% from the free throw line. The Spurs on the defensive side of the court are 16th in the league in points given up per game with 111.7. They surrender 24.6 dimes and 47.6 rebounds per contest, ranking them 15th and 28th in the NBA. The San Antonio defense gives up 38.0% from downtown (599 of 1,578) and opponents are connecting on 75.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They have forced 13.4 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.8% from the field (19th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Antonio (-9)
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