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2021 NBA Handicapping
(15-18) Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers (14-21)
Date: Wednesday, March 3rd
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, Ohio
NBA Moneyline Odds: Indiana -225, Cleveland +185
NBA Betting Odds: Indiana -5.5
NBA Betting Total: 216.5
On Wednesday, March 3rd, an Eastern Conference matchup will take place between the Indiana Pacers and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The teams have only met once this season and it took place all way to last year on New Years Eve in Indiana. Indiana came out with a strong 11 point lead after the first quarter and outscored the Cavs by 14 in the third quarter on way to a dominating 119-99 victory to end 2020 on a good note for them.
There were 6 Pacer players who finished in double figures but All-Star Domantas Sabonis led the way with an impressive 25 points, 11 rebounds, and 7 assists in the contest. Cleveland couldn’t find deep production down their roster but were led by surging guard Collin Sexton who poured in 28 points to go along with 4 assists. This matchup could look very different though as both teams are hobbled by injuries.
The Indiana Pacers will need to grab a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The team is on a serious slide and after losing 3 of their last 10 games they have fallen all the way out of a playoff spot as the midseason break approaches. Indiana is 15-18 which is only half a game back from the 8th seed Hornets so a win tonight could jump them up a spot.
Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 21.3 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 6.3 assists meanwhile Domantas Sabonis was announced as an All-Star reserve after posting averages of 21.2 points, 11.3 rebounds, and 5.9 assists.
Cleveland was playing good ball at the start of the year as they sat at 9-9 and were in the midst of a weak Eastern Conference. They were dealt a harsh sense of reality though as they lost 12 of their next 13 games to find themselves all the way at the bottom once again.
However, Cleveland has turned the tide back around and enter this matchup winners of 4 straight games and will try to make it 5 over an Indiana team that is not playing well at all lately.
The Cavs last played on Monday night in Houston and beat the miserable Rockets 101-90 thanks to the efforts of Collin Sexton who dropped a season high 39 points while dishing out 8 assists. It was once again another great performance from the teams best player.
Collin Sexton had a fringe all star caliber season after averaging 23.8 points (team best) with 4.3 assists. Andre Drummond has had a dominant year interiorly with 17.5 points and a league leading 13.5 rebounds per game but has been sat out for several games now as the team looks to trade him before the March 25th trade deadline.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Indiana is 0-4 ATS and SU in last 4 games
- Indiana OVERS are 6-1 in last 7 games
- Cavaliers are 4-0 ATS and SU in last 4 games
- Cavaliers UNDERS are 6-1 in last 7 games
Free Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Prediction
The Indiana Pacers haven’t done anything to deserve being this big of a favorite on the road. The Pacers have lost four straight games, and they’re losing their last five games by an average of 4.6 points while allowing 49 percent shooting from the field. The Cleveland Cavaliers have quietly won four straight games, and they’re shooting 49 percent from the field and 38.1 percent from deep in their last five games.
I’ll grab the points with the Cavs at home and trust in Collin Sexton to have his way with the Pacers tonight.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers ML +185
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