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Cavaliers vs Pacers NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Cleveland Cavaliers at Indiana Pacers
  • Where: Indianapolis at Gainbridge Fieldhouse
  • Date: Sunday, February 5th
  • Betting Odds IND +4, CLE -181 | IND +150 O/U 224.5

So far, the Cavaliers have put together an overall record of 32-22, while going 29-24-1 vs the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 2-1 straight-up and 2-1 vs the spread.

The Cavaliers will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Grizzlies by a score of 128-113. Heading into the game, they were 6 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Cleveland played well enough in the second half to prevent the Grizzlies from making things interesting down the stretch, as they led by 13 going into halftime. In the win, Darius Garland led the team in scoring with 32 points on a field goal percentage of 57.9%.

The Pacers come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 25-29. So far, the team has gone 29-24-1 against the spread. Looking back on Pacers’ previous 3 games, they have a record of 1-2 while averaging 106 points per game. Over this stretch, their ATS mark is 2-1.

The Pacers are coming off a 107-104 win over the Kings. This win came despite entering the game as the 1 point underdogs. Although Indiana ended up winning the game, they allowed the Kings to make things interesting down the stretch. Heading into the second half, the team led by 12 points before squeaking out a 3 point win. Leading the team in scoring was Buddy Hield, as he contributed 21 points while hitting 53.3% of his shots.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

I In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Cavaliers averaged 113.25 points per game vs Indiana, which was an increase over their season-long average. While the Cavaliers saw a boost in scoring, the Pacers averaged 106.5 points per contest in head-to-head meeting vs Cleveland. This figure was similar to season-long average. Across the previous 5 meetings between the teams, the Cavaliers have an average scoring margin of +4 points per game, leading to an ATS mark of 3-2. The over-under record in these same games is 4-1, with the teams combining for an average of 230 points per game.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

Through 54 games, the Cavaliers are averaging 111.6 points per contest, placing them 26th in the NBA. Coming into today’s game, the Cavaliers will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.6 made 3’s per game. If Cleveland continues to struggle with their outside shot, they may look to start playing with more pace, as they are currently 30th in the league in possessions per game.

Defensively, the Cavaliers are one of the top performing units in the league, giving up 105.67 points per contest (5th).

This season, the Cavaliers offense has primarily worked through Donovan Mitchell and Darius Garland who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 44 games, Mitchell is 14th in the NBA at 27.1 points per game. So far, him and Garland have accounted for 43% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 49.1 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Darius Garland is grabbing 2.8 rebounds for Cleveland to go along with 8.2 assists.

The Pacers come into today’s game as the 13th ranked scoring offense at 114.9 points per game. One area that the Indiana offense is finding success, is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, the team is averaging 18.8 made free-throws per contest. Despite shooting the ball well from outside, Indiana has not done a good job taking care of the ball. So far, they are averaging 14.5 turnovers per game.

Defensively, Indiana has had its problems giving up an average of 114.94 points per game (26th).

Shooting Guard Bennedict Mathurin currently leads the Pacers at 17.6 points per game. For the season, he is 67th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 14.3% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Mathurin is averaging 4.2 boards and 1.4 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 2nd ranked defense at defending shooting guards. Buddy Hield enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 54 games, he is averaging 17.4 and is 139th in the league in player efficiency rating.

Cavaliers vs Pacers Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Cavaliers -4.0
  • Free Total Prediction: Over 224.5