Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Indiana Pacers - 10/26/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Indiana Pacers (0-1) at Cleveland Cavaliers (0-1)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 8:00 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers +5.5 -- Over/Under: 215
The Indiana Pacers invade the Quicken Loans Arena to battle the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night.
The Indiana Pacers will be aiming to bounce back from their season opening loss after falling to the Pistons by 119-110 on Wednesday night. Domantas Sabonis led the team with 27 points and 13 rebounds on 11 of 15 shooting, Myles Turner added 25 points with nine rebounds and three blocks while Malcolm Brodgon steered the offense with 22 points and 11 assists. As a team, the Pacers shot 46 percent from the field and eight of 21 from the 3-point line as they led by as many as nine points midway through the third quarter before the Pistons took the lead late in the fourth quarter and never looked back.
Meanwhile, the Cleveland Cavaliers will be hoping that they can win their first home game of the season after falling short against the Magic in a 94-85 road loss on Wednesday. Tristan Thompson and Collin Sexton each scored 16 points, Cedi Osman added 13 points while Kevin Love chipped in with 11 points, 18 rebounds and three assists but no other player finished in double figures. As a team, the Cavaliers shot just 37 percent from the field and nine of 34 from the 3-point line as they just couldn't get back into the contest after falling behind by 14 points going into halftime.
Looking at the betting trends, the Pacers are 3-1-1 ATS in their last five road games, 0-4-1 ATS in their last five against the Eastern Conference and 0-3-1 ATS in their last five games following a loss. The Cavaliers are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following a loss, 1-6-1 ATS in their last eight Saturday games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games playing on two days rest.
Head to head, the under is 9-4-1 in the last 14 meetings, the Pacers are 21-8-1 ATS in the last 30 meetings overall and the Pacers are 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings in Cleveland.
The Pacers will be kicking themselves after they let the Pistons slip by on Wednesday night, but they should look their chances against these Cavaliers who don't seem to have changed much from last season. The Pacers are 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings in Cleveland and I think that trend continues here as the more balanced Pacers bounce back with a win and cover.