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Cleveland Cavaliers vs Indiana Pacers in NBA odds tilt

Indiana PacersCleveland Cavaliers
26-6January 05, 2014, 06:00 | Quicken Loans Arena11-22



Cleveland looks to cover the Cavaliers-Pacers pointspread on Sunday and improve its overall 11-22 mark when they host Indiana in NBA action.

The Cavaliers sit at 11-22 (14-19 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Pacers are currently 26-6 (23-9 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Cleveland is 17-16 OU, and Indiana is 12-20 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds and Stats.

The Cavaliers - Pacers odds would favor the Pacers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Cleveland is rated No. 27 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Pacers sit at No. 2. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 97-83 win for the Pacers.

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Last time out for Indiana, they were a 99-82 winner as they battled the Pelicans at home. The Pacers covered in the match as a 12-point favorite, while 181 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Pacers got a 24-point performance from Paul George, who added 10 rebounds as Indiana ran past New Orleans 99-82 on Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

In their last action, Cleveland was an 89-82 loser on the road against the Nets. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (171) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Dion Waiters went off for 26 points and added 2 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Brooklyn defeated Cleveland, 89-82 at Barclays Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland's No. 23-ranked offense (95.52 PPG) against a Pacers defense that ranks No. 1 at 88.94 PPG. The Cavaliers have averaged 42.2% from the field per game, less than the Pacers have managed so far this season (45.86% on average).

A few Pacers at Cavaliers trends to consider:
Indiana is 16-5-1 SU in its last 22 games
Indiana is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
Indiana is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Indiana is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Cleveland
Cleveland is 1-6-1 SU in its last 8 games
Cleveland is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games at home
Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games at home


Next up:
Indiana home to Toronto, Tuesday, January 7th
Cleveland home to Philadelphia, Tuesday, January 7th

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