Pacers vs. Cavaliers Odds, Angles, Predictions 12/16/22

by | Dec 16, 2022 | nba

Indiana Pacers (15-14 SU, 16-13-0 ATS) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (18-11 SU, 17-11-1 ATS)

When: Friday, December 16th, 7:30 PM (ET)

Where: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, OH, Cleveland

TV: BSOH

Point Spread: IND +8/ CLE -8 (Are you still laying -110 odds? Stop overpaying by making the switch to -105 TODAY at BetAnySports! You’ll be so glad you did!)

Total: 223.0

Money Line: Indiana Pacers +245/ -310

Notable Injuries

Pacers

  • Daniel Theis (Out) Knee
  • Chris Duarte (Out) Ankle

Cavaliers

  • Ricky Rubio (Out) Knee
  • Dylan Windler (Out) Ankle
  • Dean Wade (Out) Shoulder

Recent Form

Heading into the game, Indiana is 15-14 overall. When taking to the road, Indiana has a mark of 6-8 and a win percentage of 43%. Currently, the team is 7th in the Eastern Conference. So far, they are 16-13-0 vs. the spread. When looking at how the team has performed of late straight and vs. the spread, they are 2-3 in their past five games and 2-3 ATS. Over their past ten games, they are 4-6 SU and 4-6 ATS.

In their upcoming game, Indiana will be looking to capitalize on their recent win over the Warriors. Tyrese Haliburton led the way for the Pacers with 29 points. Despite being 1 point underdogs on the spread, the Pacers were able to secure an ATS win.

Heading into the game, Cleveland is 18-11 overall. When playing at home, Cleveland has a mark of 12-2 and a win percentage of 86%. Currently, the team is 3rd in the Eastern Conference. So far, they are 17-11-1 vs. the spread. In Cleveland’s last five games, the Cavaliers have a straight-up record of 3-2 while going 3-2 in those games. Going back to the last 10, they are 6-4 and 6-4 ATS.

Cleveland will be looking to build on their most recent win over the Mavericks. Donovan Mitchell led the team to a win with his 34 points. The Cavaliers were 2 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS win.

The Historicals

Last season, the Cavaliers finished with the leg up in their head-to-head games vs. Indiana, going 4-0. When they played the Pacers at home, they posted a mark of 2-0. Similar to their season-long average, the Pacers averaged 106.5 points per game vs. the Cavaliers. On the other side, Cleveland saw an improvement in their scoring numbers when playing the Pacers, as they averaged 113.25 points per game in these matchups. The ATS record across the previous five head-to-head meetings is 4-1 in favor of the Cavaliers. In these matchups, Cleveland has averaged 111 points per game while allowing 107. The over-under record in these same games is 3-2, with the teams combining for an average of 218 points per game.

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Analysis

This season, Indiana is among the league leaders in scoring, averaging 115.0 points per game. So far, the Pacers are also one of the more up-tempo teams in the league, sitting at 101.4 possessions per game. Indiana’s offensive attack has benefited from some hot shooting from outside. Not only are they among the league leaders in 3-pointers attempted per game, but they are 10th in 3-point shooting percentage at 36.7%. The defense has been a struggle for Indiana, as they are currently allowing 114.94 in points per game. The team’s 3-point shooting defense has been a problem this year. So far, opposing offenses have hit 36.78% of their looks from the outside.

Tyrese Haliburton is the top scorer for the Pacers, with an average of 19.8 points per game. This season, his field goal percentage is 47.9%. Bennedict Mathurin is the team’s second-leading scorer, averaging 17.8 points per game.

This season, Cleveland is averaging just 110.7 points per game, which places them 24th in the league. A major reason for these low numbers is the fact that they play at one of the slower paces in the NBA at just 96.4 possessions per game. Cleveland heads into the game as one of the top 3-point shooting teams in terms of percentage. So far, they have hit 36.8% of their looks from deep. However, they are currently ranked just 24th in 3-point attempts per contest. Defensively, the Cavaliers have been one of the best units in the NBA, allowing just 105.67 points per game. So far, they have allowed a 3-point shooting percentage of 35.29%, placing them 16th in the NBA.

Donovan Mitchell is the top scorer for the Cavaliers, with an average of 29.2 points per game. This season, his field goal percentage is 50.1%. Darius Garland is the team’s second-leading scorer, averaging 21.0 points per game.

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Betting Trends

  • The Pacers are 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
  • The Pacers are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
  • The Cavaliers are 20-8 ATS in their last 28 games following a straight-up win of more than 10 points.
  • The Cavaliers are 36-15-2 ATS in their last 53 games following an ATS win.

Joes Pick To Cover The Spread

The Pacers tend to have a big dropoff in play when they hit the road. The Cavs are an extremely good home team, with a recent history of large margins of victor and a tidy 8-1 record straight up over their last nine home games. I’m laying the points with Cleveland tonight! Bet your NBA predictions for FREE this week by scoring a massive 100% real cash bonus up to $500 when you when you enter bonus promo code PREDICTEM on the Special Offers page at the web’s oldest and most trusted sportsbook —> Everygame!