Cleveland Cavaliers vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 8 (3/8): NBA
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- Mar 8, 2022, 3:04:37 PM
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|Time||7:00 p.m. EST|
|Cavaliers money line||-200|
|Cavaliers spread||-4.5 (-110)|
|Pacers money line||+160|
|Pacers spread||+4.5 (-110)|
|Over / under||222.5|
2021-2022 season stats
|Cleveland Cavaliers||Indiana Pacers|
|Road / home record||17-16||15-18|
|Points per game||106.63||110.08|
|Points allowed per game||103.20||112.58|
|Rebounds per game||44.81||44.92|
|Rebounds allowed per game||43.05||43.35|
|Over / under record||24-38-2||37-29|
The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Indianapolis to take on the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday. This is the fourth time these teams face off this season, the Cavaliers have dominated the Pacers this season and are 3-0 against them.
After losing 3 games in a row the Cavaliers bounced back and beat the Raptors at home but it was not all good news, the Cavaliers confirmed Monday that Allen is out indefinitely after suffering a fractured left middle finger in Sunday's 104-96 win over the Raptors. That's a huge loss for the Cavs.
Darius Garland is shooting 47.8% and averaging 20.6 points and 8.1 assists per game for the Cavaliers. Allen (out) leads in rebounds with 10.8 per game for Cleveland.
In their last 10 games the Cavaliers are 4-6, averaging 107.2 points, 42.2 rebounds, 23.5 assists, 6.4 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 48% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.1 points per game.
INJURIES: Allen, Levert and Rondo are out.
The Pacers have lost their last 2 games and are 15-18 at home. They have a 22-44 record at home this season and rank 3rd in the Central.
In their last 10 games the Pacers are 3-7, averaging 117.2 points, 46.3 rebounds, 26.8 assists, 6.9 steals and 6.1 blocks per game while shooting 47.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.8 points.
INJURIES: Duarte, Bitadze and Stephenson are questionable.
Cleveland are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games.
Cleveland are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
Indiana are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Indiana's last 9 games at home.
With the Cavaliers big man Jarret Allen out the Cavs might lose a ton of rebounds and their defense will decrease. The Cavs are 2-6 this season and 98-160 all time playing without Allen. I know it's hard to trust on the Pacers but they're not that bad covering the spread at home they actually cover the 50% of the time. With the Cavs struggling lately and with the news of Allen injury I think the Pacers can keep this game close enough to cover.
PICK: Pacers +4.5 (-110)
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