Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, 2/6/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Sunday, February 6, 2022
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
The Cleveland Cavaliers (32-21) welcome the Indiana Pacers (19-35) at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Sunday.
The Pacers played the Bulls and took a loss by a score of 122-115 in their last contest. Indiana finished the contest having earned a 49.5% FG percentage (47 of 95) and made 12 out of their 27 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Pacers made 9 of 9 attempts for a rate of 100.0%. Concerning pulling down rebounds, they earned 37 with 10 of them being offensive. They also doled out 25 dimes for the matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 6 turnovers and having 3 steals. In regard to the defense, Indiana allowed the other team to go 54.4% from the floor on 49 of 90 shooting. Chicago distributed 43 dimes and had 30 steals in this matchup. In addition, Chicago collected 33 rebounds (10 offensive, 23 defensive) and had 3 blocked shots. Chicago finished 78.3% at the charity stripe by burying 18 of their 23 tries. They also made 6 of their 26 tries from long range. In reference to personal fouls, the Pacers ended up with 19 and the Bulls recorded 9 personal fouls.
Caris LeVert is one guy who was a factor in this contest. He accumulated 42 points on 19 of 26 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 41 mins played and collected 5 rebounds. LeVert finished the game at 73.1% from the floor and earned 8 assists.
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Indiana steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 19-35 this year. They are turning it over 14.2 times per contest and as a group are committing 20.4 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Indiana is collecting 44.6 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 1,318 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 9th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Pacers are hitting 33.4% on shots from distance (636 of 1,904) and 76.6% from the charity stripe. They average 109.2 pts per contest (14th in the league) while going 45.8% from the floor.
On defense, the Pacers are forcing 13.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.4 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 12th in the NBA in giving up assists with 1,256 relinquished for the campaign. The Pacers are allowing a field goal percentage of 47.0% (2,217 of 4,721) and they relinquish 43.2 rebounds per contest as a group. They relinquish 35.4% on shots from distance and they are ranked 22nd in basketball in points per game allowed (111.1).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Cavaliers went home victorious with a score of 102-101 when they played the Hornets. In relation to cleaning up the glass, Cleveland permitted Charlotte to grab 37 in all (15 offensive). They wrapped up this game 32.6% from beyond the perimeter via 14 of 43 and finished the contest at 11 out of 12 at the charity stripe (91.7%). The Cavaliers permitted the Hornets to knock down 38 of 92 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 41.3% in the game. When the game finished, the Cavaliers finished the game shooting 36 out of 90 from the field which had them shooting 40.0%. Concerning shots from beyond the perimeter, Cleveland buried 14 of their 35 attempts (40.0%). They were able to knock down 16 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 80.0%. The Hornets were called for 14 fouls in this game which got the Cavaliers to the charity stripe for 20 tries. They also gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while recording 6 steals in this game. The Cavaliers recorded 36 defensive boards and 15 offensive rebounds for a total of 51 in the game.
Jarrett Allen was important for the Cavaliers for the game. He made 12 out of 20 in the game giving him a rate of 60.0%, and had 22 rebounds. Allen scored 29 points in his 34 minutes on the court and totaled 2 assists in this matchup.
Cleveland has a mark of 32-21 for the campaign. The Cavaliers are committing 16.9 personal fouls per game while shooting 75.3% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 25.5 times per game (7th in the NBA) and they lose possession via turnover 14.9 times per contest. Cleveland has scored 5,654 pts this season (106.7 per contest) and they average 45.2 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Cavaliers are connecting on 46.5% from the field, which ranks 9th in basketball.
The Cleveland defense concedes 33.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter (602 of 1,785) and their opponents are connecting on 75.3% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 23.1 assists and 43.5 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 5th and 9th in basketball. The Cavaliers are ranked 1st in the league in points given up per game with 102.4. They are able to force 13.7 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.1% from the floor (5th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Indiana
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