Free NBA Pick: Pacers vs Cavaliers Odds
Looking for Indiana Pacers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers free NBA picks & NBA odds? NBA betting sees the Pacers taking on the Cavaliers on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at Quicken Loans Arena, Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions like this Pacers Cavaliers matchup.
(26-13) Indiana Pacers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (8-32)
Date: Tuesday, January 8
Time: 7:00PM EST
Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland , Ohio
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Pacers -10.5
NBA Betting Total: 204½
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Tuesday, January 8 finds the Indiana Pacers facing the Cleveland Cavaliers as they meet for the third time this season. Indiana last played Sunday in a loss to the Raptors. Cleveland was thrashed by the Pelicans on Saturday.
Indiana won three of four contests last season while the clubs split their two games this year. The Pacers hold the all-time record having bested the Cavaliers in 98 of their 191 matches.
The Pacers six game win streak came to an end in Toronto which coincidentally was the last team Indy lost to prior to the streak starting. Star Victor Oladipo experienced an especially tough outing shooting 6 of 15 (16 points) from the field and 0-4 from deep.
Each of the starters scored in double digits with Bojan Bogdanovic leading the way with 21 and Domantas Sabonis chipped in 16 points. Although Toronto played the night prior and rested Kawhi Leonard the Raptors welcomed back Kyle Lowry who sparked the Raptors effort to win every quarter.
Ike Anigbogu (sore right knee) and Myles Turner (sore right shoulder) both missed the game in Toronto and are questionable to play on Tuesday.
Cleveland has the fewest wins in the NBA and one of the only two squads (Suns) not to have 10 wins. One of their eight victories, however, did come against Indiana which hopefully can serve as some inspiration for the squad.
Mind you if losing by 35 points and having your coach state he would’ve subbed out the entire starting lineup except he didn’t have enough players to substitute doesn’t motivate you then nothing will.
The Cavaliers have more than a lineup worth of players dealing with injuries. Of those Tristan Thompson (foot sprain) is the most likely to play versus the Pacers.
The trio of Rodney Hood (sore left Achilles), Matthew Dellavedova (sprained left foot) and Ante Zizic (right knee soreness) have missed one, two and five game respectively and are all listed as questionable.
David Nwaba (left ankle sprain) and Kevin Love (left big toe surgery) are expected back sometime in mid to late January.
While John Henson (wrist surgery) and J.R. Smith (team seeking trade partner) are both out indefinitely.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Cavaliers are 6-4 in last 10 head to head contests
- Pacers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 head to head meetings
- The over-under is 3-6-1 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free Indiana Pacers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Prediction:
The Pacers have benefitted from an easy strength of schedule and the bookend Raptors losses to their win streak was a reminder of precisely how tough the elite clubs play. Fortunately, Indy has that fact and an earlier December loss to Cleveland to focus their efforts to get back in the win column.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Pacers get back on track
After a poor shooting night and overall lackluster loss, the Pacers get back on track in the Land.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Pacers 119 – Cavaliers 105
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