Cavaliers battle vs Pacers highlights NBA odds
Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds
Quicken Loans Arena will feature Cavaliers vs. Pacers action on Monday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Cavaliers are 22-44 so far on the season, and 35-31 ATS vs. the number. The Pacers, meanwhile, are 40-26 and 36-30 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Cleveland go 35-31 and the Pacers go 31-35 on the totals.
The visitors opened this morning as 6.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 190 at BetOnline and other shops.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cavaliers sit at No. 27 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Pacers are at No. 3 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Pacers will win this game 100-92.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Cleveland's No. 25-rated squad against Indiana's No. 1-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Cleveland rates No. 16 in the league with 7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 15 with 7.1 per outing.
Defensively, the Pacers feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, giving up 91 points per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 17 in the league in scoring at home.
Indiana lost its last outing, a 98-91 result against the 76ers on March 16. The Pacers failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point favorite, while the 189 combined points took the game OVER the total. Indiana got 25 points and 10 rebounds from Roy Hibbert in a losing cause in a 98-91 loss to Philadelphia on Saturday at Wells Fargo Center.
Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 119-113 loser as they battled the Spurs on the road. The Cavaliers covered in the match as a 15-point underdog, while 232 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Cleveland suffered a 119-113 loss against San Antonio on Saturday, getting 21 points from Wayne Ellington in a losing effort at AT&T Center.
Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Orlando are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 4-6
After playing San Antonio are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
A few Pacers at Cavaliers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana's last 5 games
Indiana is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Cleveland
Indiana is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 6 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cleveland's last 10 games at home
Cleveland is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing Indiana
Indiana home to Orlando, Tuesday, March 19
Cleveland home to Miami, Wednesday, March 20