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Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers 3/3/2021 NBA Picks and Previews

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Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers 3-3-2021 NBA Picks and Previews

Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers 3/3/2021 – Two teams that are below the .500 mark are all set to square-off from Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio. Indiana Pacers will take on Cleveland Cavaliers as they battle in an Eastern Conference play. The Pacers have dropped drastically to the ninth spot in their conference play. As for the Cavaliers, they are stuck at the 12th position. Both teams are behind the average line and the NBA betting odds have been slipping away. The Pacers will enter this game with a losing streak and the Cavs will enter this game riding a winning streak.

Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers 3/3/2021

When: March 3, 2021 7:00 PM ET
Where: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio
TV: Fox Sports Ohio | Fox Sports Indiana
Stream: NBA League Pass

Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers 3/3/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Indiana Pacers -6.5 (-110) 215.5 o (-110) -275
Cleveland Cavaliers +6.5 (-110) 215.5 u (-110) +220
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Indiana Pacers Betting

It was not too long ago that the Pacers were sitting at the fifth position in the Eastern Conference play. Indiana dropped most of their games in the past few weeks and they are now below the .500 mark with a 15-18 record. The Pacers are trailing the Hornets and are ahead of the Bulls. In their last game, they lost against the Philadelphia 76ers with a final score of 130-114. The leading scorer with an average of close to 22 points per game is Malcolm Brogdon. Following Brogdon is Domantas Sabonis with an average of 21.2 points per game. Sabonis is the leading rebounder with close to a dozen boards per game.

Players to watch: M. Brogdon PG 32 GP 32 GS 35.7 MIN 21.3 PTS 0.8 OR 4 DR 4.8 REB 6.3 AST 1.2 STL 0.3 BLK 2 TO 1.9 PF 3.1 AST/TO 17.79 PER

D. Sabonis PF 33 GP 33 GS 36.4 MIN 21.2 PTS 2.6 OR 8.7 DR 11.3 REB 5.9 AST 0.9 STL 0.6 BLK 3.5 TO 3.5 PF 1.7 AST/TO 20.25 PER

M. Turner C 4 GP 4 GS 29.3 MIN 15.5 PTS 0.5 OR 3 DR 3.5 REB 1.3 AST 0.5 STL 0 BLK 1 TO 4 PF 1.3 AST/TO 12.02 PER.

Cleveland Cavaliers Betting

The Cleveland Cavaliers are no better than the Pacers with their record, but they are riding a four-game winning streak. Cleveland is holding a 14-21 record as they continue to trail the Hawks. In their last outing, Cleveland won against the Houston Rockets with a final score of 101-90. The Cavs have improved in their overall performance. However, they have a long way to go to get to the top. Cleveland has Colin Sexton as their leader in scoring with an average of close to 24 points per game. From the rebounding department, Darius Garland is the leader with close to six boards.

Players to watch: C. Sexton PG 30 GP 30 GS 36.1 MIN 23.8 PTS 0.7 OR 1.9 DR 2.6 REB 4.3 AST 1.1 STL 0.1 BLK 2.8 TO 2.9 PF 1.5 AST/TO 17.28 PER

A. Drummond C 25 GP 25 GS 28.9 MIN 17.5 PTS 4 OR 9.4 DR 13.5 REB 2.6 AST 1.6 STL 1.2 BLK 3.2 TO 2.8 PF 0.8 AST/TO 20.91 PER

D. Garland PG 27 GP 24 GS 33.4 MIN 16.1 PTS 0.5 OR 1.8 DR 2.3 REB 5.9 AST 1.2 STL 0.1 BLK 2.9 TO 2.3 PF 2 AST/TO 12.46 PER.

Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers 3/3/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Indiana Pacers

Indiana are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Indiana’s last 7 games.
Indiana are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.
Indiana are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against Cleveland.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana’s last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland.
Indiana are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games this season.
Pacers are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Indiana are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games against an opponent in the Central Division division.

Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland’s last 7 games.
Cleveland are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games against Indiana.
Their total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland’s last 6 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games when playing at home against Indiana.
Cleveland are 4-13 ATS in their last 17 games this season.
Cleveland are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Central Division division.
Cavaliers are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games played in March.
Cleveland are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing as the underdog.

Injuries

Indiana Pacers

Jeremy Lamb SG Knee is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs Cleveland
Doug McDermott SF Dental is “?” Wednesday vs Cleveland
T.J. Warren PF Foot is out indefinitely
Caris LeVert SF Kidney is out indefinitely

Cleveland Cavaliers

Kevin Love PF Calf is out indefinitely
Andre Drummond C Possible Trade is out indefinitely
Matthew Dellavedova PG Concussion is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs Indiana
Larry Nance Jr. PF Finger is out indefinitely
Taurean Prince SF Ankle is “?” Wednesday vs Indiana

Head-to-Head
Indiana Pacers Cleveland Cavaliers
14-19-0 Against the Spread 14-21-0
19-13-1 Straight Up 14-20-1
113 Points per Game 104
113 Points Allowed per Game 112
47.13 Offensive FG% 45.26
78.58 Offensive FT% 72.09
36.38 Offensive 3PT% 34.45
46.49 Defensive FG% 47.91
79.6 Defensive FT% 76.52
37.92 Defensive 3PT% 39.98

Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Picks

Based on the recent NBA betting trends it turns out that the Cavaliers hold the key to success in this game. Indiana is experiencing trouble in their overall performance and they have failed to win and cover their last four outings. Back the Cavs to win with a decent score.

Moneyline: The ML set for the Pacers is -275 and the ML set for the Cavaliers is+220.

ATS: A spread of -6.5 (-110) is out for Indiana and a spread of +6.5 (-110) is out for the Cavs.

TOTALs: Indiana Pacers will go over 215.5 (-110) with their total and Cleveland will go under 215.5 (-110).

Score Prediction: 113 – 108 Cavaliers