The Indiana Pacers are on cruise control right now, but they’ll have to put a season-best seven-game winning streak on the line vs the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight. Oddsmakers initially set the Pacers as 3-point underdogs for the affair with an OVER/UNDER of 215.5.
– Shark Bites
- The Pacers are 6-1 SU and ATS in their last seven games against their division.
- The Pacers are 1-4 ATS in their last five games against teams with winning records.
- The Cavaliers are 6-15 ATS in their last 21 games against their division.
Indiana has been money at home all year long, going 20-6 SU at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Pacers are coming off a huge victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday, edging Russell Westbrook’s crew 93-90. Indy’s defense has been spectacular in recent weeks, as the Pacers have held each opponent to under 100 while giving up an average of 89.8 points in the last four games.
Cleveland is coming off a dramatic 140-135 overtime win over the Washington Wizards on Monday that halted the Wizards’ 17-game home winning streak. The win was Cleveland’s fifth in its last six, with Kevin Love (39 points) and LeBron James (32 points, career-high 17 assists) leading the way. James hit a phenomenal game-tying fadeaway 3-pointer in the dying seconds of the fourth quarter to send the game to extra time.
The wine and gold have been a downright terrible bet against the Pacers in recent years. In Cleveland’s last eight vs Indiana, the Cavs are a pitiful 0-8 ATS.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Indiana Pacers opened as 3-point underdogs at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 215.5 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.
Odds – Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 108-106 win for the Cavaliers on Wednesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Indiana Pacers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Cleveland Cavaliers will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 22-26-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Indiana Pacers are 23-28 ATS. Cleveland is 28-21-1 against the points scored total betting line, while Indiana is 26-25 versus the line. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Indiana vs Cleveland injuries news.
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams with the Indiana Pacers rated this week at No. 14 and the Cleveland Cavaliers sitting at No. 12.
The game also pits Indiana’s No. 13-ranked offense averaging 105.53 PPG, against a Cleveland Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 17 at 105.44 PPG. The Indiana Pacers field goal percentage has averaged 46.33% so far, more than the Cleveland Cavaliers shooters have achieved on the year, 46.05% per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Kevin Love went off for 39 points and added 12 rebounds leading Cleveland to a 140-135 win over Washington on Monday at Verizon Center.
Indiana got 21 points from Paul George en route to a 93-90 victory over Oklahoma City on Monday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
- Cleveland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Cleveland is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games
- Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cleveland’s last 10 games
- Indiana is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana’s last 5 games
- Indiana is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Cleveland at Oklahoma City, Thursday, February 9th
Indiana at Washington, Friday, February 10th