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Will the Real Cavaliers Please Stand Up?

Simply put, the Cleveland Cavaliers haven’t looked like the real Cleveland Cavaliers so far this season. Losers of three straight, LeBron James and company will look to put an end to their recent slide when they welcome the Indiana Pacers to town on Wednesday.

MyBookie opened the Cavs as 11-point home favorites with a total of 215.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Pacers are 4-1 ATS in their last five games.
  • The Pacers are 11-3-1 ATS in their last 15 games against the Cavaliers.
  • The total has gone OVER in four of the Pacers’ last five games against the Cavaliers.

The Cavs have lost to the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets and New Orleans Pelicans in that span. If you watch hoops at all, you know those teams aren’t considered the class of the NBA. After the 114-95 blowout loss to the Knicks, the wine and gold held a team meeting in search of figuring out how to turn things around. Cavs bettors will hope that’s the case, but the -11 spread tonight seems a tad high in my opinion due to the team’s struggles.

Indiana is coming off a big 101-83 triumph over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday thanks to 12 points and a career-best 16 boards from offseason acquisition Domantas Sabonis. The second-year forward is dealing with an upper respiratory infection right now but it hasn’t hindered him much, as he’s collected double-digit rebounds while averaging 12.4 points in five consecutive contests.

To say this series has been lopsided lately would be a massive understatement. The Cavs went 3-1 SU in the regular season vs the Pacers in 2016-17 before sweeping them in the postseason.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Cleveland Cavaliers opened as 11-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 215.5 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.

OddsShark computer prediction formulas pick a 109-104 win for the Cavaliers on Wednesday. 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 are 3-4 so far on the NBA season, and 1-6 vs the spread betting line. The Indiana Pacers, meanwhile, are 4-3 and 5-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Cleveland go 3-4 and the Pacers go 3-4 on the total. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Indiana injuries news.

According to the betting Power Rankings at OddsShark, it's the No. 24-rated Cavaliers and the No. 9-rated Pacers in this NBA basketball matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Cleveland's No. 14-ranked offense (104.71 PPG) against a Indiana Pacers defense that ranks No. 21 at 107.86 PPG. The Cavaliers have averaged 46.07% from the field per game, less than the Pacers have managed so far this NBA season (47.44% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pacers grabbed a 101-83 win over the Kings on Tuesday, behind a 17-point effort from Bojan Bogdanovic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The Cavaliers got a 22-point performance from Kevin Love, who added 22 rebounds, but New York still ran past Cleveland 114-95 on Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Indiana is 12-3-1 ATS in its last 16 games
  • Indiana is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 16 of Indiana's last 24 games
  • Indiana is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Indiana
  • Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Indiana

Next Betting Matchups

Indiana at Philadelphia, Friday, November 3
Cleveland at Washington, Friday, November 3