Pacers vs Cavaliers Prediction - NBA Picks 10/28/23
Cleveland Cavaliers (1-0) vs Indiana Pacers (1-0)
Game Info: Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 7:30 pm (Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse)
Betting Odds: Cleveland Cavaliers -4.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Indiana Pacers and the Cleveland Cavaliers do battle at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on Saturday night.
Indiana Pacers Betting Preview
The Indiana Pacers will be gunning for a second straight win to start the season after making light work of the Wizards in a 143-120 home win on Wednesday. Bruce Brown led the team with 24 points on eight of 11 shooting, Tyrese Haliburton added 20 points with 11 assists while Bennedict Mathurin chipped in with 18 points and five assists. As a team, the Pacers shot 52 percent from the field and 20 of 43 from the 3-point line as they caught fire with 39 points in the second quarter to take the lead into halftime, before they pulled away in the fourth quarter to make it a complete blowout. It was a real balanced scoring effort as the Pacers had a total of eight players finish in double figures in scoring.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Preview
Meanwhile, the Cleveland Cavaliers will be eager to bounce back in this one after coming up just short to the Thunder in a 108-105 loss last night. Donovan Mitchell led the team with 43 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals, Evan Mobley added 14 points with 15 rebounds and two blocks while Caris LeVert chipped in with 17 points off the bench. As a team, the Cavaliers shot just 41 percent from the field and 12 of 45 from the 3-point line as they fought hard to come back from a 15-point deficit to lead by 10 points late in the fourth quarter, only to see the Thunder close the final 2:18 on a 18-5 run to snatch the game from them in the end.
The Pacers are keeping an eye on Tyrese Haliburton who is listed as questionable with an illness, while the Cavaliers are still without Jarrett Allen and Darius Garland. The Pacers should be well-rested as they haven't played since Wednesday compared to the Cavaliers who played just last night, but the status of Haliburton is such a big factor given how important he is to the Pacers. I'd rather wait till game time to make my decision, but if I had to choose now, I'd side with the Cavaliers to take advantage at home.