Cavaliers vs. Pacers - 2/29/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Pacers (31-27) at Cleveland Cavaliers (41-17)
NBA Basketball: Monday, February 29, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -8 -- Over/Under: 207.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, FSMW, FSOH
The Indiana Pacers and Cleveland Cavaliers square off Monday night at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The Indiana Pacers look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 102.4 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 100.3 points on 44 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 23.6 points and 7.1 rebounds while Monta Ellis is averaging 14 points and 4.7 assists. George Hill is grabbing 4.1 rebounds and Jordan Hill is dishing 1.3 assists. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Pacers are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have lost six of their last 10 road games.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers could use a win after losing three of their last four games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 103 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 96.9 points on 44.4 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 24.7 points and 7.2 rebounds while Kyrie Irving is averaging 18.6 points and 4.3 assists. Kevin Love is grabbing 10.2 rebounds and J.R. Smith is dishing 1.5 assists. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The Cavaliers are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won eight of their last 10 home games.
The Pacers are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 vs. NBA Central and 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 0 days rest. The Cavaliers are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The Pacers are 4-0-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
I keep going these these phases where I absolutely hate backing this Cavs team, as they're not even coming close to fufilling expectations. After a loss to the Wizards, I'm done with these team and big chalk. Give me the Pacers and the points.