Cleveland Cavaliers at Indiana Pacers Free NBA Picks - Betting Odds
The Indiana Pacers (42-42) host the Cleveland Cavaliers (53-31) in Game 3 in an Eastern Conference match playoff series that will take place at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN at 7 PM ET. The Cavaliers are a 2.5-point road favorite with a total of 211.5
The Cavaliers beat the Indiana Pacers 117-111 in Game 2 of this series and they have a 2-0 series lead.
In the Game 2 win over the Pacers the Cavaliers did not play great defense allowing Indiana to shoot 51.2% from the floor and they committed 19 turnovers, but they shot a FG% of 55.3%. The Cavs outscored the Pacers by 13 points in the 3rd quarter. In the game Kyrie Irving was the high scorer going for 37 points on 14/24 shooting, Kevin Love chimed in for 27 points, and LeBron James went for 25 and also had 10 rebounds and seven assists. Cleveland has failed to cover the spread in the two games in this season and in their last three overall to bring their ATS record on the season to 36-45-3. The total has gone over in five of the Cavaliers last six games, including the two games in this series, and for the season they have an O/U record of 49-34-1.
The Pacers lost Game 2 of this series where they failed to play solid defense and they allowed the Big 3 of the Cavs to combine for 89 points. Paul George was the high scorer for Indiana going for 32 points on 10/20 shooting and Jeff Teague went for 23 points. The Pacers have covered in their last eight games overall and on the season they are 41-42-1 against the spread. The total has gone over in four of their last five games, including their last two, and on the season Indiana has an O/U record of 43-41.
The Cavaliers are 20-21 at home this season and rank 4th in ppg, 2nd in 3-pt FG%, and 23rd in free throw percentage. On defense they rank 20th in ppg allowed, 18th in 3-pt FG% allowed, and 19th in free-throw percentage allowed.
This season the Pacers are 29-12 on the road and on offense they rank 15th in the league in ppg, 4th in 3-pt FG%, and 2nd in free throw percentage. On the defensive side of the ball Indiana ranks 14th in ppg allowed, 13th in 3-pt FG% allowed, and 30th in free-throw percentage allowed.
After losing their first game of the season facing the Pacers the Cavaliers have won their last four games against them.
Cleveland Cavaliers at Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
- The Cavaliers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall
- The Cavaliers are 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 games following a straight up win.
- The Pacers are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games overall
- The Pacers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
- The Pacers are 10-2-1 ATS in their last 13 games against the Cavaliers
- The Pacers are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games against the Cavaliers
Public Money Consensus
In this NBA Playoff matchup between Cleveland and Indiana have the public leaning to the Cavaliers minus the 2 points with 66% on board. The over/under bettors are thinking this game will be going over the posted total line of 211 with 68% on board.
Cleveland Cavliers at Indiana Pacers Prediction
The Cavs got the victories in the first two games, but they were underwhelming. They now take to the road where they’re just 1-4 in their last five contests. I’ll side with the host who has now covered three straight in this series and have a exceptionally strong home record going 29-12 on the season.
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