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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Indiana Pacers 10/15/14 NBA Preseason Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Indiana Pacers at Cleveland Cavaliers

Wednesday October 15

The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -6 Over/Under 197.5 See the Latest Odds


The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Indiana Pacers face off on Wednesday in Cincinnati at the Cintas Center in NBA preseason action.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are off to a 3-0 start this preseason as the excitement surrounding this team continues to grow. LeBron James and Kyrie Irving sat out on Tuesday against Milwaukee so it was Kevin Love’s turn to shine and he responded by scoring 25 points and grabbing four rebounds in 21 minutes of action. Dion Waters poured in 23 points in 25 minutes and Shawn Marion scored 11 as the Cavs showed even without their two top stars they have more than enough in the tank to be a force this year. The Cavs shot 45.3% from the floor but 89.3% from the free throw line and that was the difference. James is healthy but Cleveland plays three games in four nights but Tristan Thomson is nursing a sore shoulder and Irving is recovering from rolling his ankle so they are still sidelined.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Indiana Pacers 10/15/14 NBA Preseason Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Indiana Pacers have been off since Sunday when they lost to the Dallas Mavericks. The Pacers continue to prepare for a season without Paul George they are still being selective with who is playing and playing time for the preseason. Roy Hibbert sat out on Sunday as did George Hill and C.J. Fair as C.J. Miles led all scorers with 19. Point guard C.J. Watson scored 16 points while Donald Sloan had 2 and Lavoy Allen had 10. The Pacers were creamed on the boards by the Mavs 48-36 and they turned the ball over 19 times. The Pacers are a playoff tested team but without Paul it is going to be a real test.

Cleveland is 8-0 against the spread on Wednesdays and their last four games have gone over the total. Indiana is 5-1 against the spread playing on two days rest and 3-10 against the spread in their last 13 road games. The last four meetings of these two have stayed under the total.

The Cavs are jsut too deep and in a preseason game where the starters don't play as much the deep bench makes the difference so I am going to lay the points.

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