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Pacers home to Cavaliers in NBA betting action

Cleveland CavaliersIndiana Pacers
Dec 12, 7:00 PM | Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Indiana Pacers Odds

5-17TEAM RECORD10-11

Bankers Life Fieldhouse will feature Pacers vs. Cavaliers action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Pacers are 10-11 so far on the season, and 10-11 ATS vs. the number. The Cavaliers, meanwhile, are 5-17 and 10-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Indiana go 9-12 and the Cavaliers go 11-11 on the totals.

View Cleveland vs Indiana Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Pacers installed as 6.5-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 191.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Pacers, currently No. 6 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Cavaliers, who rate No. 24 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 93-89 victory for the Pacers.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Indiana's No. 1-rated squad against Cleveland's No. 11-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Indiana rates No. 18 in the league with 6.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 7 with 7.9 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Cavaliers own the league's No. 19-rated mark, allowing 101.4 points per game when playing on the road. Indiana, on the other hand, rates No. 23 in scoring on their home court.

In their last action, Cleveland was a 100-94 winner at home against the Lakers. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (194) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Kyrie Irving scored 28 points and added 11 assists for a double-double, leading Cleveland over Los Angeles, 100-94, on Tuesday at Quicken Loans Arena.

The Pacers were a 104-93 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Thunder. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (197) made winners of OVER bettors. David West scored 21 points in a failed effort to lead the Pacers to victory (they lost 104-93 to Oklahoma City at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Sunday).

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Milwaukee are 2-8
After playing LA Lakers are 6-4
After a win are 0-10

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing Oklahoma City are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Cavaliers at Pacers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing on the road against Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cleveland's last 12 games when playing Indiana
Cleveland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Indiana
Indiana is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Indiana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Indiana's last 10 games

Next up:
Cleveland home to Milwaukee, Friday, December 14
Indiana home to Philadelphia, Friday, December 14