Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction 4/12/2024

The Indiana Pacers (46-34) travel to face off against the Cleveland Cavaliers (47-33) on Friday, April 12th. This game will be played at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland and televised on BSOH. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

Pacers vs Cavaliers

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The Pacers Are Coming Off A Win

The Pacers picked up a win over the Raptors in their latest game, finishing with a score of 140-123. As the second half got underway, the Pacers were leading by a score of 65-64.

In their last five games, the Pacers are 4-1 and have an overall record of 46-34. They currently hold the 6th spot in the Eastern Conference and are 3rd in the Central division.

In terms of the spread, Indiana currently holds an ATS record of 43-35, which is above .500. Indiana has gone 20-22 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 23-13 when playing as underdogs.

The Cavaliers Are Coming Off A Win

The Cavaliers notched a win against the Grizzlies in their most recent game, concluding with a score of 110-98. Turning the tide, the Cavaliers picked up the win, overcoming a halftime deficit of 51-48.

Overall, the Cavaliers are 47-33 on the season and have gone 1-2 in their last three games. At home, the Cavaliers are 25-14 while going 22-19 on the road.

Cleveland comes in with an overall ATS record of 37-41 so far this season. On the road, the Cavaliers have an ATS record of 19-20, as opposed to a 18-21 record against the spread when playing at home.

Pacers Offense Breakdown

The Indiana offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 1st ranked offense at 122.9 points per game.

The Pacers’ offense has been the best in the league this season, averaging 122.9 points per game. They have been especially potent on the road, where they are averaging 121.1 points per game.

Indiana’s offense is built on their ability to score inside the arc. They lead the league in two-point field goal percentage at 58% and are also first in two-point field goals made.

When it comes to pace, the Pacers are 4th in the NBA at 101.2 possessions per game. Additionally, they are the top-ranked team in assists, averaging 30.6 per game.

Cavaliers Offense Breakdown

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In 80 games games, Cleveland has an average of 112.5 points per game (21st).

At home, the Cavaliers are averaging 114.2 points per game, which is 17th in the NBA. Overall, they are 21st in scoring at 112.5 points per game. Cleveland has outscored the NBA scoring average in 42.5% of their games this season.

So far, the Cavaliers have made 13.5 three-pointers per game, which is 7th in the NBA. They are also 12th in field goal percentage at 47%. In terms of pace, Cleveland is 22nd in the league.

When it comes to two-point shooting, the Cavaliers are 8th in the NBA at 56%. In terms of assists, they are 8th in the league with an average of 28 per game. So far, Cleveland has made an average of 15.7 free throws per game, which is 24th in the NBA.

Pacers Team Defense

At present, the Pacers’ defense is ranked 28th, allowing 120.2 points per game. In the terms of takeaways, Pacers are causing 12.2 turnovers per game, ranking 11th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 8th in rejections, averaging 5.9 blocked shots each game.

Cavaliers Team Defense

At present, the Cavaliers’ defense is ranked 7th, allowing 110.0 points per game. The Cavaliers defense is coming off a game in which they held the Grizzlies offense to just 45.1% shooting. Overall, they gave up 98 points to Memphis.

Key Players For The Pacers And Cavaliers

The outlook for today’s matchup points to Pascal Siakam as the primary point contributor for the Pacers, finishing with 21 points while maintaining a 8/15 shooting accuracy. Throughout this season, his average stands at 21.7 points per game, along with 7.1 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Donovan Mitchell to be the top scorer for the Cavaliers. Our projection has him finishing the game with 26, and he is expected to secure 5 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 46.2% and is averaging 26.5 points per contest.

Pacers vs Cavaliers Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Pacers have a straight up record of 7-3 while going 7-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 124 points per game in this stretch.
  • Across their ten previous home games, Cleveland has an ATS mark of 3-7. Their straight up record in these matchups was 2-8 while averaging 104 points per game.
  • The Pacers have played well in their last five games as the betting underdog, going 4-1 straight up and 4-1 against the spread.
  • Over the team’s last five games as the favorite, the Cavaliers struggled vs the spread going just 2-3. However, they still had a straight up mark of 4-1.

Pacers vs Cavaliers Prediction

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +3, the Pacers is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 233.5 and our model has the Pacers and Cavaliers finishing with a combined 224 points. Our pick is to take the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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