Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction NBA Picks 4/12/24

Cleveland Cavaliers (47-33) vs Indiana Pacers (46-35)

Game Info: Friday, April 12, 2024 at 7:30 pm (Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse)

Betting Odds: Cleveland Cavaliers -3.5 -- Over/Under: 231 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Indiana Pacers and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Friday in NBA action at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Pacers vs Cavaliers prediction.

Indiana Pacers

The Indiana Pacers have been in pretty good form as they've won five of their last six games overall and they will be gunning for a fourth straight win after blowing past the Raptors in a 140-123 road win on Tuesday. Tyrese Haliburton led the team with 30 points, five rebounds and five assists, Obi Toppin added 23 points on 10 of 14 shooting off the bench while TJ McConnell tallied 17 points with seven assists. As a team, the Pacers shot 54 percent from the field and 16 of 45 from the 3-point line as they caught fire early, pouring in 40 points in the second quarter to take the narrow lead into halftime, before they exploded for 75 points in the second half to make it look easy in the end.

Cleveland Cavaliers

Meanwhile, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been in a rut as they've lost four of their last six games overall, but they will be feeling better after routing the Grizzlies in a 110-98 win on Wednesday to snap a three-game skid. Donovan Mitchell led the team with 29 points and eight assists on nine of 17 shooting, Caris LeVert added 18 points off the bench while Darius Garland chipped in with 16 points and nine assists. As a team, the Cavaliers shot 45 percent from the field and 15 of 37 from the 3-point line as they scored just 16 points in the second quarter to fall behind going into halftime, before they dominated the third quarter by 30-16 to flip the game on its head.

Cleveland Cavaliers Player Facts

  • Donovan Mitchell ranks 1st in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for steals per game (1.8) this season.
  • Jarrett Allen ranks 2nd in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for FG% (62.5%) this season.

Indiana Pacers Player Facts

  • Tyrese Haliburton ranks 1st amongst qualified players for assists per game (10.9) this season.
  • T.J. McConnell ranks 1st amongst qualified Guards for FG% (55.5%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Cavaliers rank 1st in the league for Q2 opponent points per game this season (26.8).
  • The Cavaliers are one of only two teams to lose a game when leading by 20+ points at HT this season.
  • The Pacers rank 1st in the league for points per game this season (122.9).
  • The Pacers rank 1st in the league for assists per game this season (30.6).

Pacers vs Cavaliers prediction

The Pacers are keeping an eye on Isaiah Jackson, who is questionable due to a left hamstring strain, while the Cavaliers are still missing Ty Jerome and Dean Wade. It doesn't surprise me that the Cavaliers have opened as the favorites at home, but they were ice-cold before their win over the depleted Grizzlies on Wednesday. I'm more comfortable going with the Pacers as the underdogs in this spot.

Peter’s Pick Indiana +3.5

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