San Antonio Spurs vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, 2/13/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Monday, February 13, 2023
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: San Antonio (+15)
The San Antonio Spurs are hitting the road to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Monday where they will go up against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Cleveland opens this contest as 15-point favorites. The over/under is 224.5.
The Spurs faced the Hawks and took a loss by a score of 125-106 in their last contest. With respect to fouls, the Spurs ended up finishing with 17 and the Hawks totaled 10 fouls. They buried 10 out of their 26 attempts from three-point range. Atlanta shot 78.9% at the free throw line by knocking down 15 of their 19 attempts. Furthermore, Atlanta collected 48 boards (14 offensive, 34 defensive) and had 5 blocked shots. Atlanta dished out 29 dimes and had 9 steals in the game. Pertaining to the defense, San Antonio allowed the other team to shoot 48.5% from the floor on 50 of 103 shooting. They also doled out 25 dimes for the contest while forcing 10 turnovers and earning 9 steals. In the matter of grabbing boards, they collected 49 with 14 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Spurs made 15 of their 17 tries for a rate of 88.2%. San Antonio ended having earned a 42.6% field goal percentage (40 of 94) and buried 11 of their 37 shots from distance.
Keldon Johnson is a player who was a major contributor for the matchup. He accumulated 25 points on 9 out of 14 shooting. He saw the court for 29 minutes and also pulled down 2 boards. Johnson ended up going 64.3% from the field and dished out 2 assists.
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San Antonio will enter this game with a win-loss record of 14-43 on the season. They lose possession by turning the ball over 15.6 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 20.1 personal fouls every game. As a team, San Antonio is pulling down 42.9 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 1,539 assists for the season, which ranks 4th in the league in terms of passing. The Spurs are hitting 34.0% on shots from distance (601 of 1,766) and 74.7% from the free throw line. They have an average of 112.5 pts per contest (23rd in the NBA) while going 47.0% from the field.
On defense, the Spurs are forcing 14.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.6 fouls. They are giving up 39.5% from beyond the arc and they rank 30th in the league in opponents PPG (122.8). The Spurs are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 50.9% (2,627 of 5,160) and they relinquish 44.1 rebounds per game as a team. They are ranked 28th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,518 conceded this year.
When they last played, the Cavaliers went home victorious with a score of 97-89 when they played the Bulls. When discussing rebounding, Cleveland permitted Chicago to grab 44 in all (6 offensive). They wrapped up this game 23.8% from distance by going 5 out of 21 and finished the contest at 12 of 15 from the charity stripe (80.0%). The Cavaliers allowed the Bulls to make 36 of 74 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 48.6% for this game. When the final whistle was blown, the Cavaliers finished the game shooting 36 out of 86 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.9%. With regard to shots from 3-point land, Cleveland made 9 out of their 35 attempts (25.7%). They were able to make 16 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 84.2%. The Bulls committed 22 fouls for this contest which took the Cavaliers to the free throw line for 19 shots. They also turned the ball over 12 times, while earning 9 steals in this game. The Cavaliers corralled 29 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards totaling 39 for this contest.
Donovan Mitchell was important for the Cavaliers for the contest. He converted 10 of 18 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 55.6%, and added 10 rebounds. Mitchell totaled 29 points in his 39 minutes on the hardwood and accumulated 6 dimes for this contest.
Cleveland has a record of 37-22 for the season. As an offensive unit, the Cavaliers are hitting on 48.7% from the field, which ranks 6th in the NBA. Cleveland has accounted for 6,588 pts for the campaign (111.7 per game) and they pull down 42.1 rebounds per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 25.0 times per game (17th in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.0 times per contest. The Cavaliers commit 18.7 personal fouls every game and they go 77.7% from the free throw line.
The Cleveland defense surrenders 36.4% from downtown (667 of 1,833) and opponents are making 77.2% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 22.7 assists and 40.3 boards per contest, which is ranked 1st and 2nd in the league. The Cavaliers on the defensive end are ranked 1st in basketball in PPG allowed with 105.9. They are forcing their opponents into 15.1 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 46.4% from the floor (6th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cleveland (-15)
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