Indiana Pacers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Game 5 Betting Odds & Preview
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
The Indiana Pacers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers postseason series is what NBA playoff betting is all about. While most NBA betting online pundits believed that no team in the East could challenge the Cavs in a best of 7 series. Nevertheless, the Indiana Pacers are doing just that as their series heads to Game 5. What kind of turnout will Wednesday’s sports parlay odds predict for Game 5?
Indiana Pacers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers – Wednesday, April 25th
Series: Game 5 || Tied 2-2
When: 6:00 pm ET
Where: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Stream: Drama on TNT, NBA League Pass
NBA Online Betting Odds:
This series has gone back and forth through the first 4 games. Now the Pacers look to take the lead on the road. Indiana managed to win in Cleveland’s backcourt in Game 1. However, this is an entirely different atmosphere, one where LeBron James will be dead focused in pulling out this game. So, the question is, can Indiana stop a determined James in his backyard? Most bettors will be leaning towards no on this one. After all, the King is averaging nearly 33-points per game. Not only that, James always seems to fare a little better when playing in Cleveland. Notwithstanding James’ dominance in Cleveland, it’s still a little surprising to see the odds favor the Cavs so heavily this evening.
Players to Watch: Victor Oladipo (22.3 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 5.5 apg), Bojan Bogdanovic (15.8 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 1.8 apg), and Myles Turner (14.8 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 0.5 apg).
The odds seem pretty certain that Cleveland will come out on top. Ultimately, the Cavs success in Game 5 hinges on LeBron. In fact, Cleveland might need the aging veteran to deliver a 40+ point performance. Anything short might not be good enough to knock off the Pacers. And while James might be able to pull it off this evening, the fact that they’re asking so much from LeBron this early in the playoffs does not bode well for Cleveland. It might come to bite them in the rear later on into the postseason.
Players to Watch: LeBron James (32.5 ppg, 11.8 rpg, 8.0 apg), Kevin Love (12.0 ppg, 10.5 rpg, 1.0 apg), and JR Smith (10.0 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 0.5 apg).
Indiana Pacers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Predictions
Indiana Pacers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Picks
So which team should online sportsbook bettors favor in Game 5 of the Indiana Pacers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers series? Well, it’s probably safer to side with LeBron at home. However, taking the Pacers on the money line can be quite lucrative. Not only that, there’s reason to believe Indiana can pull off the upset. Sign up now to make this auspicious NBA prediction!
Score Prediction: 99-97 Indiana. The Cavs give it all they got but some last minute magic from the Pacers gives them the lead in the series.