LeBron James and his merry band of basketball players will rally together for their matchup with the Pacers today just a night after dispatching the Raptors in the Land. The Cavs have struggled on the second half of back-to-backs since the return of No. 23 and they’ve been even worse against the Pacers.
- The Cavaliers are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games against the Pacers.
- The Pacers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against teams with winning records.
- The Cavaliers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games on the 2nd half of a back-to-back.
If you’ve been taking Indiana at the betting window when they’ve met up with the Cavs in the last two seasons, it’s likely paid dividends. The Pacers are 4-3 straight up in their last seven against Cleveland and if you’d bet the Pacers moneyline in all those games, it would have been great for the pocketbook as the Cavs have been favorites in all but two of those games.
Both teams have been equally as unimpressive against the spread this year and both have been wildly inconsistent with their totals. This makes this game incredibly tough to cap but based on how the Pacers have played up to Cleveland, the Indiana spread is actually looking pretty attractive.
A big reason I like the Pacers spread tonight is that the Cavs have not covered in any game this season when their opponents have scored over 100 and Paul George and the Pacers have failed to score over 100 points just once this season.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Indiana Pacers installed as 4-point underdogs in this particular NBA matchup. The over-under betting line for the total number of point scored was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 209.5.
Odds – Shark
prediction models pick the Cavaliers to win this game 108-106. 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 Indiana Pacers sport a record of 5-6 and 3-8 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Cleveland Cavaliers sit at 9-1 and 3-6-1 ATS on the NBA season. The OVER/UNDER totals betting records are 7-4 for the Indiana Pacers and 4-5-1 for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Indiana vs Cleveland injuries news.
The Pacers – Cavaliers betting odds would favor the Cavaliers if the lines were set according to power rankings. Indiana is rated No. 14 in our latest Odds – Shark
poll, while the Cleveland Cavaliers sit at No. 2.
Offensively the game matches up Indiana’s No. 12-ranked offense (106.55 PPG) against a Cleveland Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 15 at 103.5 PPG. The Indiana Pacers have averaged 45.97% from the field per game, more than the Cleveland Cavaliers have managed so far this NBA season (44.43% on average).
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Toronto was victimized for 28 points and 14 assists by LeBron James as the Cavaliers defeated the Raptors 121-117 in NBA action on Tuesday.
Indiana got 16 points from CJ Miles en route to a 88-69 victory over Orlando on Monday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
- Cleveland is 1-6-1 ATS in its last 8 games
- Cleveland is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
- Cleveland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- Indiana is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Indiana’s last 9 games
- Indiana is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games at home
- Indiana is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Cleveland home to Detroit, Friday, November 18th
Indiana home to Phoenix, Friday, November 18th