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Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers 2/29/2020 Odds Picks and Previews

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Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers 2-29-2020 Odds Picks and Previews

Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers 2/29/2020 – The Cleveland Cavaliers host the Indiana Pacers this weekend hoping to bounce back from a loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. NBA best bets see the Pacers coming out on top and get their third win in a row. A win is important for Indiana as they give chase to Philadelphia in the Eastern Conference. On the other side, the Cavs are trying to adjust to a new head coach in preparation for next season.

Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers 2/29/2020

When: February 29, 2020 8:00 PM ET
Where: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, Ohio
TV: FOX SPORTS OHIO
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers 2/29/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Indiana Pacers -6.5 (-110) 215.5 o (-110) -260

Cleveland Cavaliers
+6.5 (-110) 215.5 u (-110) +215
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Indiana Pacers Betting

Momentum is on the side of the Indiana Pacers and this could be bad news for the Cavaliers. Also, Indiana needs to string up as much wins as they can to move up the Eastern Conference. Tasked to lead Indiana will be Domantas Sabonis, Malcolm Brogdon and T.J. Warren. Offense is unlikely to have issues although the Pacers could improve their defensive effort. They are allowing the opposition to 107.2 points per game, 7th in the league.

Players to watch: T.J. Warren SF 55 GP 55 GS 32.2 MIN 18.5 PTS 1 OR 2.9 DR 3.8 REB 1.4 AST 1.2 STL 0.5 BLK 1.2 TO 2.7 PF 1.2 AST/TO 17.45 PER

D. Sabonis PF 55 GP 55 GS 34.5 MIN 18.3 PTS 3 OR 9.5 DR 12.5 REB 4.9 AST 0.7 STL 0.5 BLK 2.7 TO 3.3 PF 1.8 AST/TO 20.84 PER

M. Brogdon PG 44 GP 44 GS 30.7 MIN 16.3 PTS 0.9 OR 3.9 DR 4.8 REB 7.2 AST 0.7 STL 0.2 BLK 2.5 TO 1.9 PF 2.9 AST/TO 17.63 PER

Cleveland Cavaliers Betting

The Cavaliers are responding well to new head coach JB Bickerstaff. The team is showing renewed energy and actually won two straight games before falling to the Pelicans. Collin Sexton is coming of a 31-point performance and will lead the charge anew. Help on offense should be provided by Darius Garland and Kevin Porter Jr. To pull off a reversal, stepping up on defense is a mush. The Cavs allow teams to score 114.7 points, something they cannot afford against Indiana.

Players to Watch: C. Sexton PG 58 GP 58 GS 32.2 MIN 19.9 PTS 1 OR 2.1 DR 3.1 REB 2.8 AST 1 STL 0.1 BLK 2.2 TO 2.1 PF 1.3 AST/TO 15.97 PER

K. Love PF 49 GP 49 GS 31.3 MIN 17.4 PTS 0.9 OR 8.8 DR 9.7 REB 3 AST 0.6 STL 0.4 BLK 2.5 TO 1.6 PF 1.2 AST/TO 17.9 PER

T. Thompson C 54 GP 49 GS 30.4 MIN 12.2 PTS 4.1 OR 6.2 DR 10.3 REB 2.1 AST 0.6 STL 0.9 BLK 1.8 TO 2.2 PF 1.1 AST/TO 17.26 PER

Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers 2/29/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Indiana Pacers

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana’s last 6 games.
Indiana are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Indiana are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games against Cleveland.
Pacers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games on the road.
Indiana are 4-14 SU in their last 18 games when playing on the road against Cleveland.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana’s last 5 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Indiana are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Central Division division.

Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland’s last 8 games.
Cleveland are 5-15 SU in their last 20 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games against Indiana.
Cleveland are 3-12 SU in their last 15 games at home.
Cleveland are 14-4 SU in their last 18 games when playing at home against Indiana.
Cavaliers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games this season.
Cleveland are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Central Division division.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland’s last 8 games played in February.

Injuries

Indiana Pacers

Jeremy Lamb SG ACL is out for season
Edmond Sumner PG Hip is “?” Saturday vs Cleveland

Cleveland Cavaliers

Andre Drummond C Calf is “?” Saturday vs Indiana
Dante Exum PG Ankle is out indefinitely
Alfonzo McKinnie PF Plantar Fasciitis is “?” Saturday vs Indiana
Dylan Windler SF Leg is out for season

Head-to-Head
Indiana Pacers Cleveland Cavaliers
31-27-1 Against the Spread 26-31-1
30-28-1 Straight Up 32-26-0
109 Points per Game 107
107 Points Allowed per Game 115
47.54 Offensive FG% 45.51
78.7 Offensive FT% 76.09
36.29 Offensive 3PT% 34.94
44.65 Defensive FG% 49.01
78.75 Defensive FT% 76.43
34.8 Defensive 3PT% 37.34

Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Picks

There is no denying that a win by the Pacers means much more. This is one reason why NBA best bets see them coming out on top. However, the Cavs have impressed in the past couple of games under Bickerstaff. The Pacers need to treat this game seriously if they want to improve their playoff positioning.

Moneyline: The ML handed to the Pacers for this game is at -260 while the Cavaliers are at +215 at home.

ATS: -6.5 is given to the Pacers across the spread while on the other side of the line are the Cavaliers with +6.5.

TOTALs: 215.5 is the given total for this match with the Pacers going over and the Cavaliers the team under.

Score Prediction: 113 – 104 Pacers