Cavaliers vs. Pacers - 3/20/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Pacers (30-37) at Cleveland Cavaliers (44-26)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 20, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -11.5 -- Over/Under: 201.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSMW, FSOH
The Indiana Pacers and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Friday night at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The Indiana Pacers hope to snap a three-game losing streak. On the season, the Pacers are averaging 96.4 points on 43.7 percent shooting and are allowing 96.4 points on 43.2 percent shooting. George Hill is averaging 14.7 points and 4.5 assists while Rodney Stuckey is averaging 13.2 points and 3.2 assists. C.J. Miles is shooting 38.2 percent from the field and David West is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers have lost three straight despite allowing 41.2 percent shooting in their last five games. Indiana has allowed 220 points in its last two games. The Pacers could really use a win here if they hope to get back in the playoff race, as these recent losses have knocked them out of the seventh and eighth spots.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. On the season, the Cavaliers are averaging 103.6 points on 45.9 percent shooting and are allowing 98.9 points on 45.5 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25.8 points and 7.4 assists while Kyrie Irving is averaging 22 points and 5.3 assists. Kevin Love is grabbing 10.2 rebounds and J.R. Smith is shooting 41.7 percent from the field. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 50.1 percent from the field in their last five games and have topped 100 points in 11 of their last 15 games. The Cavaliers need to keep playing at this level in order to lockup the second seed in the East. The Cavs haven’t lost a home game since January 7th.
The Pacers are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 road games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The Cavaliers are 12-2 ATS in their last 14 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference. The Pacers are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Cleveland.
You see the Cavs ATS record at home lately? No way you can bet against that. Look for Cleveland to win in blowout fashion.