Indiana Pacers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 11/1/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Cleveland Cavaliers (2-2) at Indiana Pacers (1-3)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 1, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -7.5 -- Over/Under: 210.5
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers meet Friday in NBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Cleveland Cavaliers look for a win here to get a game above a .500 record. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 106 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 108.2 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Tristan Thompson is averaging 20.3 points and 11.8 rebounds while Colin Sexton is averaging 17.5 points and two assists. Kevin Love is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Clarkson is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.2 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers haven’t won a road game since February 28.
The Indiana Pacers look for another win to rebound from a 1-3 start to the NBA season. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 105.2 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 108.2 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Domantas Sabonis is averaging 22.8 points and 10 rebounds while Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 22 points and 11.3 assists. Jeremy Lamb is the third double-digit scorer and TJ Warren is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 82.9 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 40.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.5 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have lost four of their last five home games.
The Cavaliers are 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 Friday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The Pacers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Friday games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Cavaliers are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Indiana and 9-21-1 ATS in the last 31 meetings. The over is 6-2 in Pacers last 8 home games. The over is 9-4 in Cavaliers last 13 overall.
The Indiana Pacers will have revenge on their mind after losing to the Cavs in their second game of the season, and they finally put together a winning performance in a strong road win over the Nets. The Cleveland Cavaliers have played better than expected up to this point, but they still have issues on the road dating back to last season and that defense can really stink up the joint. This line is a little bit steep, but it's nothing the Indiana Pacers can't cover when playing to their ability.