Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, 5/10/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Monday, May 10, 2021
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse is the site where and the Cleveland Cavaliers (21-45) will take on the Indiana Pacers (31-35) on Monday.
The Indiana Pacers stepped onto the hardwood against the Atlanta Hawks and earned the victory with a final of 133-126 in their last game. Indiana finished the game with a 62.1% field goal percentage (54 of 87) and converted 8 of their 20 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Pacers knocked down 17 of 19 shots for a rate of 89.5%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 36 with 4 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 35 assists in the game as well as forcing the opposition into 12 turnovers and earning 11 steals. Regarding defending, Indiana allowed their opponent to shoot 51.1% from the field on 48 out of 94 shooting. Atlanta totaled 27 dimes and had 8 steals in this contest. In addition, Atlanta grabbed 34 rebounds (10 offensive, 24 defensive) and got 4 blocks. Atlanta finished the contest at 83.3% from the free throw line by making 15 of 18 attempts. They also converted 15 out of their 37 shots from distance.
Caris LeVert is someone who was a factor in this matchup. He ended up walking away with 31 points on 12 of 20 shooting. He played 40:47 minutes and pulled down 3 rebounds. LeVert ended up shooting 60.0% from the floor and totaled 12 dimes. An additional guy that was a major contributor in this game for the Pacers was Domantas Sabonis. He totaled 8 rebounds in 41:17 min played on the night. He finished 85.7% from the field for this contest by going 12-of-14 (30 points). When the time ran out, Sabonis earned 9 assists.
Indiana heads into this game with a win-loss mark of 31-35 so far this year. The Pacers are shooting 36.3% on 3-point shots (812 of 2,235) and 79.1% from the free throw line. They average 114.9 points per game (8th in the NBA) while connecting on 47.3% from the field. They are turning it over 13.7 times per contest and as a team they commit 20.1 fouls per contest. As a team, Indiana is collecting 42.5 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,784 assists this season, which has them ranked 2nd in the NBA in terms of passing. When they are on defense, the Pacers are forcing 15.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.4 personal fouls. They rank 26th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,727 relinquished for the year. The Pacers defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 47.0% (988 of 1,215) and they concede 46.7 rebounds per game as a squad. They relinquish 36.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 25th in the NBA in points per game from their opponents (115.1).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Cleveland Cavaliers took a loss by a score of 141-105 against the Portland Blazers. The Cavaliers snagged 30 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards for a total of 42 in this matchup. They coughed up the ball 8 times, while recording 9 steals for this game. The Blazers were called for 20 fouls for the game which got the Cavaliers to the charity stripe for 26 tries. They were able to knock down 18 of those for a rate of 69.2%. Regarding three-point shots, Cleveland made 13 out of their 38 attempts (34.2%). When the game finished, the Cavaliers shot 37 out of 92 from the field which had them shooting 40.2%. The Cavaliers permitted the Blazers to bury 53 out of their 92 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 57.6% for the contest. They finished the game shooting 48.5% from beyond the perimeter via 16 out of 33 and walked away from this one shooting 19 out of 25 at the free throw line (76.0%). In reference to team rebounding, Cleveland allowed Portland to collect 54 overall (11 on the offensive glass).
Kevin Love was important for the Cavaliers for the contest. He converted 7 out of 14 in the game for a rate of 50.0%, and accumulated 8 rebounds. Love accumulated 18 points in his 25:52 minutes of playing time and had 2 dimes in the matchup. Someone else who was a determining factor for Cleveland was Collin Sexton. He walked away with 4 assists in his 34:24 minutes on the court, and he put in 6 out of 15 from the floor. Sexton wrapped this one up going 40.0% from the field while totaling 15 points but no rebounds.
Cleveland has a win-loss mark of 21-45 on the season. On the offensive side of the court, the Cavaliers are hitting on 45.3% from the floor, which ranks 23rd in the NBA. Cleveland has scored 6,871 points this year (104.1 per contest) and they average 42.5 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 24.1 times per contest (20th in basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 15.5 times per contest. The Cavaliers commit 18.4 fouls per game and they hit 74.4% from the free throw line. The Cavaliers defensively are ranked 16th in basketball in points allowed per game with 112.2. The Cleveland defense allows 38.4% on shots from 3-point land (822 of 2,140) and their opposition makes 77.7% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 25.3 dimes and 43.7 total boards per game, which ranks them 17th and 14th in the NBA. They are forcing their opponents into 14.7 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 48.4% from the field (29th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland
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