Cleveland Cavaliers vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 1/14/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Friday, January 14, 2022
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
AT&T Center is where the San Antonio Spurs (15-26) will attempt to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers (24-18) on Friday.
The Cavaliers took the court against the Jazz and went home with a win by a final score of 111-91 in their last game. Cleveland ended the game having earned a 53.1% FG percentage (43 out of 81) and converted 11 of 30 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Cavaliers knocked down 14 of their 17 shots for a percentage of 82.4%. Pertaining to pulling down rebounds, they collected a total of 50 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 28 dimes in the game while forcing 2 turnovers and getting 6 steals. In the matter of defending, Cleveland allowed the other team to go 40.0% from the field on 34 out of 85 shooting. Utah doled out 32 dimes and had 11 steals in the game. In addition, Utah pulled down 28 rebounds (4 offensive, 24 defensive) and had 3 rejections. Utah ended up going 63.6% at the charity stripe by making 7 of 11 attempts. They also made 16 out of their 47 tries from beyond the arc. When it comes to fouls, the Cavaliers ended up with 17 and the Jazz had 7 fouls.
Lamar Stevens is a guy who was a factor in the matchup. He accumulated 23 points on 10 of 15 shooting. He played 30 minutes and also pulled down 7 boards. Stevens walked away from this one shooting 66.7% from the floor and recorded 1 assist.
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Cleveland will enter this game with a win-loss mark of 24-18 this year. They are losing possession via turnover 15.1 times per game and as a team they commit 16.6 personal fouls every game. As a team, Cleveland is pulling in 45.5 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,068 assists this season, which has them ranked 5th in the NBA in terms of passing. The Cavaliers are connecting on 35.2% on shots from distance (509 of 1,446) and 77.5% from the free throw line. They have an average of 107.3 points per game (21st in basketball) while hitting 46.5% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Cavaliers have forced 13.7 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.5 personal fouls. They surrender 33.6% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 2nd in basketball in points per game allowed (102.2). The Cavaliers defense is giving up a FG percentage of 44.0% (1,626 of 3,699) and they surrender 43.4 boards per contest as a group. They rank 14th in the NBA in allowing assists with 972 relinquished this season.
The last time they took the court, the Spurs went home defeated by a final of 128-124 against the Rockets. The Spurs were able to snag 34 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards for a total of 43 for the matchup. They turned the ball over 9 times, while earning 10 steals for the matchup. The Rockets were called for 14 fouls in the game which got the Spurs to the charity stripe for a total of 27 tries. They were able to knock down 21 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 77.8%. Regarding 3-pointers, San Antonio converted 17 out of their 46 attempts (37.0%). At the conclusion of this game, the Spurs went 43 out of 99 from the field which had them at 43.4%. The Spurs permitted the Rockets to convert 45 of their 82 tries from the field which had them sitting at 54.9% in this matchup. They went 44.4% from beyond the arc via 16 out of 36 and finished the contest at 22 of 32 at the free throw line (68.8%). Concerning rebounding, San Antonio allowed Houston to snag 44 in total (4 offensive).
Dejounte Murray ended up being a major contributor for the Spurs in this matchup. He knocked down 12 of 26 for this game for a field goal percentage of 46.2%, and had 10 rebounds. Murray scored 32 points in his 37 mins of playing time and had 11 dimes in the game.
San Antonio has a mark of 15-26 so far this season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Spurs are shooting 46.2% from the floor, which is ranked 11th in the NBA. San Antonio has totaled 4,544 pts for the year (110.8 per contest) and they grab 45.8 rebounds per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 27.9 times per contest (1st in the league) and they are giving up possession 13.0 times per game. The Spurs are responsible for committing 17.9 fouls per contest and they connect on 72.8% from the free throw line.
The Spurs defensively are ranked 24th in basketball in PPG allowed with 111.3. They are forcing 14.5 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 46.4% from the field (22nd in the NBA). The San Antonio defense gives up 35.8% on three-point shots (501 of 1,401) and opponents are converting on 75.2% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 23.8 assists and 47.2 rebounds every game, which ranks 14th and 26th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cleveland
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