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Cavaliers face Pacers: NBA odds preview

Cleveland CavaliersIndiana Pacers
10-20December 31, 2013, 03:00 | Bankers Life Fieldhouse24-5

The NBA betting slate features a clash between Indiana and Cleveland on Tuesday, with the host Pacers trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

The Cavaliers will try to spoil the party on Tuesday; they are 13-17 ATS against the number this season, while the Pacers are 21-8 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Cleveland is 17-13 on the totals; Indiana is 12-17.

View Cleveland Cavaliers vs Indiana Pacers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Pacers in this one found them as -13-point Favorite earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 195 at Bovada.

The Pacers - Cavaliers odds would favor the Pacers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Indiana is rated No. 2 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Cavaliers sit at No. 27. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 98-84 win for the Pacers.

In their last action, Cleveland was a 108-104 loser at home against the Warriors. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (212) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Cleveland got 27 points from Kyrie Irving en route to a 108-104 loss against Golden State on Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena.

In their last action, Indiana was a 105-91 winner at home against the Nets. They covered the 13.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (196) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Pacers got 24 points from Paul George as Indiana ran past Brooklyn 105-91 on Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Indiana's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 98.86 PPG, against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 26 at 102.77 PPG. The Pacers field goal percentage has averaged 45.96% so far, more than the Cavaliers shooters have achieved on the year, 42.84% per game.

A few Cavaliers at Pacers trends to consider:
Cleveland is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
Cleveland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Cleveland's last 10 games
Cleveland is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games on the road
Indiana is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Indiana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Indiana is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home
Indiana is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games at home

Next up:
Cleveland home to Orlando, Thursday, January 2nd
Indiana at Toronto, Wednesday, January 1st