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Cavaliers battle vs Pacers highlights NBA odds

Indiana PacersCleveland Cavaliers
March 18, 7:00 PM | Quicken Loans Arena

Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds

40-26TEAM RECORD22-44

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.

View Indiana vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
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

Next up:
Indiana home to Orlando, Tuesday, March 19
Cleveland home to Miami, Wednesday, March 20