Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers 3/3/2021 NBA Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
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
Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers 3/3/2021 Betting Odds
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
Indiana are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
Cleveland are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Jeremy Lamb SG Knee is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs Cleveland
Kevin Love PF Calf is out indefinitely
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