Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Indiana Pacers - 11/29/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Pacers (7-9) at Cleveland Cavaliers (7-7)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 7:30 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -9.5 -- Over/Under: 195.5 See the Latest Odds
The Indiana Pacers invade the Quicken Loans Arena to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have been one of the most disappointing teams so far this season, but things may be about to change as they've bounced back from four straight losses with a couple wins on the trot. In the team's last outing on Wednesday, LeBron James was back to his old self, leading the way with 29 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists as the Cavs destroyed the Wizards by 113-87. Kevin Love added 21 points on his 10 shots while Kyrie Irving finished with 18 points of his own as the Cavs shot 51.4 percent from the field while committing just nine turnovers. Defensively, the Cavs remain in the middle of the pack, allowing an average of 99.5 points per game, but they've certainly been looking better on offense lately, sharing the ball and scoring on fast breaks off turnovers.
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Meanwhile, the Indiana Pacers have been playing well lately despite their long list of injuries, but they received a major boost last night when David West made his season debut and contributed 18 points in just 24 minutes. However, it was actually Rodney Stuckey's game-high 24 points that was key for the Pacers in the 98-83 rout of the Magic last night. With the win, Indiana improved to 7-9 overall and 4-5 at home. In injury news, Roy Hibbert missed his fourth straight game last night with his sprained ankle but is actually a chance to suit up tonight against the Cavaliers.
In ATS trends, the Pacers are a perfect 7-0 ATS in their last seven road games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last six games overall, while the Cavs are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following an ATS win and 2-6 ATS in their last eight games against a team with a losing record.
Head to head, the Pacers are just 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings in Cleveland and the Under is 4-0 in the last four meetings overall.
Cleveland seems to be putting it together so I give them a big edge in talent here and at home they cover the big number.