Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Indiana Pacers - 11/8/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Pacers (3-3) at Cleveland Cavaliers (5-1)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 3:30 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Cavaliers play host to the Indiana Pacers today at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The Cavaliers have their eye on a sixth straight win after beating the Sixers by 108-102 on Friday. LeBron James led the team with a game-high 31 points on 12 of 22 shooting with 13 assists, Richard Jefferson added 17 points and Mo Williams had 16 points as the Cavs fought off the pesky Sixers. The Cavs' inability to put away the Sixers and win by double digits really shows that the Cavs are yet to hit their stride, but the bottom line is that the win evelates Cleveland to 5-1 on the season and 3-0 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Pacers will be going for a fourth straight win tonight after sneaking past the Heat in a 90-87 win on Friday. Paul George broke out of his early season shooting slump and poured on a game-high 36 points on 14 of 27 shooting while George Hill chipped in with 12 points as the Pacers battled with the Heat in a tight contest from start to finish. The struggles continued for Monta Ellis who scored just four points, but he managed to contribute with eight assists for the second straight game. With the win, Indiana improves to 3-3 on the season and 2-2 at home.
In ATS trends, the Pacers are 2-6 ATS in their last eight road games and 10-1-1 ATS in their last 12 Sunday games, while the Cavs are 1-4 ATS in their last five home games and 0-4 ATS in their last four games following a ATS loss.
Head to head, the Pacers are 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings overall but the home team is 7-1 ATS in the last eight meetings.
The Cavs have managed to win five straight games despite playing below their best basketball, so while I think they'll find a way to win tonight, I think it will still be a tight contest which leaves me thinking that the Pacers with the points are the smarter play in this one.