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Cavaliers are a Brutal Bet vs Pacers

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The Cleveland Cavaliers looked like a shell of their usual selves in Sunday’s 113-99 setback to the Washington Wizards, and they’ll have no time to catch their breath as a home matchup with the Indiana Pacers awaits on Monday. The Cavs, who opened as 8.5-point favorites, have been historically brutal when it comes to cashing bets against the Pacers in recent years, going 0-5 ATS in their last five against Indy.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in six of the Pacers' last eight games after consecutive losses.
  • The Pacers are 17-6 SU in their last 23 games against the Cavaliers.
  • The visiting team is 1-6 SU in its last seven games in this matchup.

Cleveland head coach Tyronn Lue decided to give superstar LeBron James a rest last night, but it looked like the rest of his team decided to take the night off as well. The wine and gold found themselves down by as many as 30 at one point to a much weaker Wizards team.

The good news for Cavs backers is they’ve found success in the second half of back-to-back games this year, going 7-4 SU in that spot. The Pacers, who fell to 111-102 to Portland on Sunday, are 3-8 SU when closing out back-to-backs.

Hoops bettors seeking underdog value will find the Pacers appealing tonight. In Indiana’s last five games as underdogs of eight or more points, the Pacers are a solid 4-1 ATS.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sports bettors looking to pick the Cleveland Cavaliers as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as -8-point favorites on the betting odds board at Bovada. Those betting on the total over/under for points scored have seen that line set at 207.5 for Monday at shops such as MyBookie.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 102-98 result in favor of the Cavaliers today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cleveland Cavaliers sit at 41-17 (25-31-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Indiana Pacers are currently 31-28 (29-30 ATS). Looking to bet on the points scored total? Cleveland is 28-30 OU and Indiana is 28-30-1 OU. This season the Cleveland Cavaliers are 41-17 overall and 25-31-2 ATS against the number, while the Indiana Pacers are 31-28 and 29-30 ATS. As for the totals, Cleveland is 28-30 on the OU, and Indiana is 28-30-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Indiana injuries news.

The betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 20-rated Indiana Pacers taking on the No. 8-rated Cleveland Cavaliers in this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Indiana Pacers rank No. 10 in the league with 44.36 per game. That compares with Cleveland's No. 8 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Cleveland is the NBA's No. 5-ranked team at 10.1 per game, while the Indiana Pacers rate No. 19 with 8 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pacers got 18 points from Monta Ellis, but it was Portland that prevailed in a 111-102 final on Sunday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Kyrie Irving went off for 28 points and added 1 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Washington defeated Cleveland, 113-99 at Verizon Center.

Betting Trends
  • Indiana is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Indiana is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 6 games on the road
  • Indiana is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
  • Cleveland is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Cleveland is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games
  • Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Indiana at Milwaukee, Wednesday, March 2nd
Cleveland home to Washington, Friday, March 4th