Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/14/20

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/14/20 Photo by Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Indiana Pacers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

NBA Basketball: Monday, December 14, 2020 at 6:00 pm (Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse)

The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers +5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Indiana Pacers and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Monday in NBA preseason action at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. 

The Indiana Pacers look for a win after losing their preseason opener to the Cavs. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 104 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 107 points on 49.4 percent shooting. Domantas Sabonis is averaging 16 points and two assists while Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 16 points and four rebounds. Myles Turner is the third double-digit scorer and Doug McDermott is grabbing two rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 70 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game. 

The Cleveland Cavaliers look for another preseason win after beating the Pacers on Saturday. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 107 points on 49.4 percent shooting and allowing 104 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Cedi Osman is averaging 23 points and five rebounds while Isaac Okoro is averaging 18 points and one assist. Darius Garland is the third double-digit scorer and Damyean Dotson is grabbing two rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 31 percent from beyond the arc and 62.5 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48 rebounds per game.

The Pacers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Cavaliers are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 Monday games. The under is 6-1 in Pacers last 7 overall. The over is 16-5 in Cavaliers last 21 home games. The Pacers are 12-4-1 ATS in the last 17 meetings in Cleveland and 22-9-2 ATS in the last 33 meetings.  

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I'm going to go out on a limb and say that the Cavs won't shoot the ball as well as they did in their preseason opener. The Indiana Pacers are much better than what they showed in the first meeting and I expect them to show it. The Cavaliers just aren't a good basketball team and I need more points to consider them, even if it's a meaningless preseason game.

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