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Cavs are an Unreliable Bet vs Pacers

The Cleveland Cavaliers are turning the corner under newly appointed head coach Tyronne Lue, however tonight they’ll be tasked with covering the spread against a team that’s traditionally given them fits —the Indiana Pacers. Cleveland is 0-4 ATS in its last four against Indy.

Shark Bites
  • The Pacers are 0-5 SU and 1-4 ATS in their last five games after losing the previous game in a matchup.
  • The Cavaliers are 7-1 SU and 6-2 ATS in their last eight games after winning as an underdog.
  • The Cavaliers are 5-17 SU in their last 22 games against the Pacers.

On January 23, Lue told reporters his team was out of shape after a sloppy loss to the Chicago Bulls in his debut. Since then, the wine and gold have rattled off four straight wins while averaging 115 points per game, with a 117-103 victory over Western Conference heavyweight San Antonio, solidifying the belief that the Cavs look considerably better in the wake of the coaching change. The Cavs have covered in three straight heading into the tilt.

The Pacers have earned back-to-back wins after dropping six of their previous seven but haven’t done anything to inspire any confidence in their backers. Indiana has been one of the most inconsistent teams in the Association this season despite Paul George playing some of the best basketball of his life.

When the Cavs and Pacers collide, UNDER bettors are laughing all the way to the bank. The UNDER has paid out in 12 of the last 15 clashes between the Eastern Conference foes.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Indiana Pacers installed as 4-point underdogs in this particular NBA matchup. The over-under betting line for the total number of point scored was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 210.5.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 107-100 win for the Cavaliers on Monday. 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 sit at 25-22 (24-23 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Cleveland Cavaliers are currently 34-12 (21-23-2 ATS). Looking to bet on the points scored total? Indiana is 21-25-1 OU and Cleveland is 22-24 OU. This season the Indiana Pacers are 25-22 overall and 24-23 ATS against the number, while the Cleveland Cavaliers are 34-12 and 21-23-2 ATS. As for the totals, Indiana is 21-25-1 on the OU, and Cleveland is 22-24. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Indiana vs Cleveland injuries news.

The Pacers - Cavaliers betting odds would favor the Cavaliers if the lines were set according to power rankings. Indiana is rated No. 15 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Cleveland Cavaliers sit at No. 5.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers rank No. 9 in the league with 44.8 per game. That compares with Indiana's No. 12 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Indiana is the NBA's No. 17-ranked team at 8.34 per game, while the Cleveland Cavaliers rate No. 5 with 9.98 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

San Antonio was victimized for 21 points and 21 rebounds by Kevin Love as the Cavaliers defeated the Spurs 117-103 in NBA action on Saturday.

Monta Ellis poured in 32 points for Indiana on Saturday, as they defeated Denver 109-105 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Betting Trends
  • Cleveland is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Cleveland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games
  • Cleveland is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • Indiana is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Indiana is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • Indiana is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games at home
  • Indiana is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland at Charlotte, Wednesday, February 3rd
Indiana at Brooklyn, Wednesday, February 3rd