The Cavaliers and Pacers are set to face off at 7:00 ET on BSIN. The Pacers will host the game at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN. The Cavaliers are the favored team in this Central divisional contest against the Pacers. The game’s over/under currently sits at 225.5 points.
CLEVELAND CAVALIERS VS INDIANA PACERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Indiana Pacers +3.5
This game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse at 7:00 ET on Friday, November 3rd.
WHY BET THE INDIANA PACERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 111-110 in favor of the Cavaliers.
- Our projections have Donovan Mitchell finishing with Donovan Mitchell points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists.
- From the field, we have the Cavaliers finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.4% and knocking down 12 threes.
Can Cleveland Stun the Crowd at Gainbridge Fieldhouse?
The Cavaliers head into today’s matchup in the 2023-2024 NBA season with a record of two wins and three losses. In away games, they have won two games and lost three games. Currently, they hold the ninth position in the Eastern Conference of the NBA.
So far in the 2023-2024 season, the Cleveland Cavaliers have a 1-4 overall record against the spread. Their home record against the spread is 0-3, and their road record against the spread is 1-1.
Cleveland’s offense is led by Donovan Mitchell, who tops the Cleveland Cavaliers in points per game (31.5), field goal percentage (51.1%), and assists per game (4.5) this season (2023-2024). Additionally, Mitchell boasts an effective field goal percentage of 58.9%, a two-point field goal percentage of 62.7%, and a three-point field goal percentage of 35.9%. Despite his impressive performance, Mitchell has yet to achieve any double-doubles or triple-doubles.
The Cavaliers’ offense is ranked 16th in the NBA, averaging 98.2 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they rank 26th in the league with 42.8%. Additionally, they have scored an average of 103.6 points per game, placing them 17th in the NBA this season (2023-2024).
Cleveland’s comes into the game with an average of 106.9 points allowed per game, ranking 11th in the league. Additionally, they have an average of 6.2 blocked shots per game, ranking 7th in the league, and 7.0 steals per game, ranking 21st in the league.
Can the Pacers Hold Strong at Home?
Most recently, the Pacers faced off against the Celtics, suffering a 155-104 defeat and resulting in a 2-2 overall record. Playing as the visiting team, the Pacers struggled to match the Celtics’ performance, scoring 104 points and conceding 155.
Leading the Pacers against the Celtics, T.J. McConnell emerged as Indiana’s top scorer in the most recent game, tallying 18 points. Following closely behind, Andrew Nembhard contributed 14 points and 2 rebounds, ranking as the second leading scorer.
Indiana is coming off a game where they made 5 out of 37 attempts from three point range and 7 out of 12 attempts from the free throw line. They also secured 8 offensive rebounds. T.J. McConnell, the team’s leading scorer, missed all of his one three point attempt, while Andrew Nembhard made only 1 out of 7 attempts from three point range.
Defensively, the Pacers accomplished 6 steals, 23 defensive rebounds, and allowed 155 points on defense in their most recent game. Additionally, they forced 9 turnovers and made 6 blocked shots, showcasing a strong defensive performance.