Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers 2/29/2020 Odds Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
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
Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers 2/29/2020 Betting Odds
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
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana’s last 6 games.
Cleveland are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
Jeremy Lamb SG ACL is out for season
Andre Drummond C Calf is “?” Saturday vs Indiana
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