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Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers 12/29/22 NBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Cleveland Cavaliers (22-13) vs. Indiana Pacers (18-17)
December 29, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Indiana Pacers +5.5; Over/Under: +224
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The Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers meet Thursday in NBA action at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won 6 of their last 9 games. The Indiana Pacers have split their last 10 games.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 110.9 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 104.9 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 28.9 points and 4.5 assists, while Darius Garland is averaging 20.6 points and 2.7 rebounds. Evan Mobley is the third double-digit scorer and Jarrett Allen is grabbing 10.1 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game.

The Indiana Pacers are averaging 114.6 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 115.2 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Tyrese Haliburton is averaging 20.7 points and 3.9 rebounds, while Buddy Hield is averaging 17.5 points and 4.7 rebounds. Bennedict Mathurin is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Turner is grabbing 7.9 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game.

The Cavaliers are 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 road games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 2 days rest. The Pacers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 4-0 in Cavaliers last 4 overall. The under is 4-1 in Pacers last 5 overall. The Cavaliers are 4-1-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The Cleveland Cavaliers aren’t as good on the road as they are at home, but they still find ways to win in these spots, and they win in the favorite role by an average of 8.2 points. The Indiana Pacers are a hit or miss team, and the inconsistency makes them hard to trust most nights. The line is reasonable. Give me the Cavs in a nice road win.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers -5.5

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