The Cleveland Cavaliers (32-22) head over to the Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Sunday for a matchup against the Indiana Pacers (25-29). In the Eastern Conference, the Indiana Pacers have the tenth spot with 25 victories in 54 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are fifth with 32 victories. This is the third of four matchups between these Central rivals this season, with the series tied at 1-1.
Indiana Pacers VS Cleveland Cavaliers Betting expert picks
Indiana Pacers VS Cleveland Cavaliers Moneyline
Bet on the Cleveland Cavaliers to win (1.55) on the moneyline.
Despite a dominant 107-104 victory against the Sacramento Kings last time out, the Indiana Pacers are the +160 home underdogs. They’ve gone 2-8 recently, including 2-3 in their last five at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to bag another victory in this series after their 128-113 victory against the Memphis Grizzlies. According to the moneyline odds, the visitors have a 64% chance of a road win. They have gone 6-4 against the Indiana Pacers in their most recent matchups.
This match has the makings of a close game. The Indiana Pacers may have won the last meeting 135-126 at home, but the Cleveland Cavaliers have gone 5-1 SU in the last six contests of this series.
Indiana Pacers VS Cleveland Cavaliers Spread
Take the Indiana Pacers +4.5 (1.91) to cover the spread.
The OH sports betting sites have given the Cleveland Cavaliers a 4.5 point advantage over the Indiana Pacers, indicating that a road victory is likely, though it may be a close game. It appears that the wise bet is on a game that will be decided by a single digit on Sunday, considering the average margin of victory in the past five matchups was 7.6 points.
The Indiana Pacers arrive with a 17-11 ATS record in all games at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse this season. In terms of covering the spread, the Indiana Pacers have been a safe bet recently. They have covered the spread in their last two outings, going 2-3 ATS in their last five matchups in all.
The past four visits to the Gainbridge Fieldhouse have gone rather well for the Cleveland Cavaliers, having bagged three wins by an average winning margin of 8.7 points. The visitors have gone 6-4 ATS in their last ten matches, while their record from their last ten road trips is 5-5 ATS.
Indiana Pacers VS Cleveland Cavaliers Total
Go for Total over 225.5 (1.91).
The past ten games between the Indiana Pacers and the Cleveland Cavaliers didn’t disappoint. The total averaged 222.1 points in these encounters, including 237.25 points in the last five at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.
The total line for the Indiana Pacers-Cleveland Cavaliers matchup is set at 225.5, which is 6.1 points lower than the combined 231.6-point average the two teams achieved in their last five matches. Betting on the Over will pay out odds of -110.
The total has averaged 233.7 points in the last ten Indiana Pacers games. In the last five matches home games for the Indiana Pacers, the total was exceeded only two times. They have a 4-6 record against the total from their last ten matches overall.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have averaged 218.2 points in their past ten away games and 213.8 points in their last five road games. Going on the road doesn’t always seem to produce the expected number of points for the Cleveland Cavaliers, as the total has gone under in four of the past five matchups away from home.
Indiana Pacers VS Cleveland Cavaliers Betting trends
- Moneyline (ML): Cleveland Cavaliers (-180) | Indiana Pacers (+160)
- Against the spread (ATS): Cleveland Cavaliers -4.5 (-110) | Indiana Pacers +4.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 225.5 (-110) | (-110)
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The Indiana Pacers ended a four-game losing skid last time out by beating the Sacramento Kings 107-104. The victory improved their record from the past ten games to 2-8. They are also 2-3 in the last five at home.
The Indiana Pacers are more of an average side for the offensive side of the game. Entering Sunday’s matchup, the hosts are averaging 114.9 points per game. Defensively, they continue to struggle, giving up 119.0 points in their last five matches and 116.9 points this year alone.
Last year, the Indiana Pacers failed to qualify for the playoffs after a 25-57 regular season. They ended up 13th in the Eastern Conference and fourth in the Central Division. However, with a 25-29 record this season, they hold the Eastern Conference’s tenth seed, leaving them set for the Play-In Tournament.
Daniel Theis is the only reported injury concern for the Indiana Pacers ahead of Sunday’s game.
Cleveland Cavaliers Form
The Cleveland Cavaliers went 32-22 for the season last time out by defeating the Memphis Grizzlies 128-113. In their past ten matches, they’ve gone 5-5 and are also 1-4 in their last five on the road.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have been having trouble scoring points this season. Their average of 111.6 points per game is one of the lowest in the NBA going into Sunday’s matchup. With an elite defense in tow, the Cleveland Cavaliers can take to the road full of confidence. Their defensive record is right up there with the league’s best, allowing just 106.9 points on average.
Last year, the Cleveland Cavaliers secured a berth in the Play-In Tournament but failed to advance to the playoffs. This season, however, the visitors have made a brilliant comeback. They’re in a stronger position to make the postseason now, sitting fifth in Eastern Conference and second in the Central Division.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have 2 players injured for the upcoming match in Caris LeVert and Dylan Windler.
Indiana Pacers VS Cleveland Cavaliers H2H history
The Indiana Pacers claimed a strong 135-126 win, when they were last faced with the Cleveland Cavaliers. This encounter took place at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse. In the last ten Central matchups of this series, the Cleveland Cavaliers came out on top more often than not. The away team claimed six wins against the Indiana Pacers, leaving them with an overall record of 6-4.
The Indiana Pacers tallied 110.1 points on average per game from their ten most recent head-to-head games against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The latter managed an average of 112 points in comparison.