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Cleveland Cavaliers vs Indiana Pacers in NBA odds tilt

Indiana PacersCleveland Cavaliers
52-21March 30, 2014, 03:00 | Quicken Loans Arena29-45



The Cavaliers will be trying to slam the Pacers on Sunday when the teams tip off at Quicken Loans Arena in NBA betting action.

The Pacers will try to spoil the party on Sunday; they are 35-37-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Cavaliers are 36-38 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Indiana is 29-42-2 on the totals; Cleveland is 34-39-1.View Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds and Stats.

On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Cavaliers sat as 6-point underdogs. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 184.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cavaliers rated this week at No. 20 and the Pacers sitting at No. 16. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 95-86 result in favor of the Pacers today.

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In their last action, Indiana was a 91-78 loser on the road against the Wizards. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (169) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Pacers endured a 91-78 loss at the hands of the Wizards on Friday, despite a 19-point effort from Paul George at Verizon Center.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 108-97 loser as they battled the Nets on the road. The Cavaliers failed to cover in the match as an 8.5-point underdog, while 205 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Cleveland got 20 points from Luol Deng but lost anyway 108-97 against the Nets on Friday at Barclays Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cleveland's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 97.32 PPG, against a Pacers defense that ranks No. 1 at 91.68 PPG. The Cavaliers field goal percentage has averaged 43.27% so far, less than the Pacers shooters have achieved on the year, 44.87% per game.

A few Pacers at Cavaliers trends to consider:
Indiana is 2-15 ATS in its last 17 games
Indiana is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 5 games
Indiana is 1-12 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
Cleveland is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
Cleveland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Cleveland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home


Next up:
Indiana home to San Antonio, Monday, March 31st
Cleveland at Orlando, Wednesday, April 2nd

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