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Can Cavs Bounce Back After a Brutal Game 3 Finish?

Kevin Love #0 of the Cleveland Cavaliers yells to a teammate during the first half against the Indiana Pacers of Game 2 of the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on April 18, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio.

The Indiana Pacers rallied from a 13-point deficit to pull out a gutsy Game 3 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers and possess a 2-1 series lead as a result. Indy can grab a commanding 3-1 series lead with a win over Cleveland in Game 4 on Sunday. Each of the first three games of the series have gone UNDER the total.

Xbet opened the Pacers as 1-point home favorites with a total of 205.

  • The UNDER is 5-0-1 in the last six meetings between the Pacers and Cavaliers.
  • The UNDER is 9-2 in Pacers' last 11 home games.
  • The Cavaliers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs the Central Division.

The Pacers limited the Cavs to 33 points in the second half thanks to some stellar defense. Prior to Game 3, the Cavs were 40-0 SU when taking a lead into the fourth quarter this season. LeBron James was one of three Cleveland players to score in double figures in the contest, as the superstar finished with 28 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists. James is 12-0 SU in his career in first-round playoff series.

Bojan Bogdanovic scored a season-high 30 points on 11-of-15 shooting and went 7-of-9 from beyond the arc, including a clutch four-point play in the final frame of the game. Indiana held the Cavs to an average of 90 points in the first three games of the series.

Is another UNDER in store in Game 4? The UNDER is 5-0-1 in the last six meetings between the Pacers and Cavs.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at BetOnline opened the Indiana Pacers as 0-point in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 205.5 earlier at Bovada.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 105-102 result in favor of the Pacers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Indiana Pacers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Indiana Pacers currently sport a record of 50-35, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 50-35 ATS. The Cleveland Cavaliers are 51-34 and 32-52-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Pacers post a 31-51-3 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Cavaliers have gone 40-43-2 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Indiana vs Cleveland injuries news.

The Indiana Pacers sit at No. 12 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Cleveland Cavaliers are at No. 8 on that betting chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Indiana's No. 17-ranked offense averaging 105.21 PPG, against a Cleveland Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 25 at 109.42 PPG. The Indiana Pacers field goal percentage has averaged 47.27% so far, less than the Cleveland Cavaliers shooters have achieved on the year, 47.51% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

LeBron James scored 28 points for Cleveland on Friday, but the Pacers managed a 92-90 victory over the Cavaliers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Betting Trends
  • Cleveland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
  • Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
  • Indiana is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Indiana is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 6 games
  • Indiana is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland home to Indiana, Wednesday, April 25th