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Cavaliers visit Pacers in hoops battle

Cleveland CavaliersIndiana Pacers
1-1November 02, 2013, 07:00 | Bankers Life Fieldhouse2-0

The Pacers will hit the floor running against the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

This season the Pacers are 2-0 overall and 1-1 ATS against the number, while the Cavaliers are 1-1 and 1-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Indiana is 0-2 on the OU, and Cleveland is 0-2.

View Cleveland Cavaliers vs Indiana Pacers Odds and Stats.

The Cavaliers were listed as 7.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 188.5 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 28-rated Cavaliers taking on the No. 5-rated Pacers in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 92-84 win for the Pacers on Saturday.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 90-84 loser as they battled the Bobcats on the road. The Cavaliers failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point favorite, while 174 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Cleveland suffered a 90-84 loss against Charlotte on Friday, getting 22 points from C.J. Miles in a losing effort at Time Warner Cable Arena.

In their last action, Indiana was a 95-90 winner on the road against the Pelicans. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (185) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. New Orleans was victimized by Paul George for 32 points as the Pacers defeated the Pelicans 95-90 in NBA action on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Indiana's No. 23-rated squad against Cleveland's No. 11-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Indiana rates No. 11 in the league with 8.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 28 with 4.5 per outing.

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

Next up:
Cleveland at Minnesota, Monday, November 4th
Indiana at Detroit, Tuesday, November 5th