Cleveland Cavaliers (8-1) at Indiana Pacers (5-6)
|Date & Time||Sunday November 16, 1980, 10:19 AM (EST)|
The Line: Indiana Pacers +4.5 -- Over/Under: 212
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The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Indiana Pacers do battle tonight at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Cavaliers have won nine of 10 games to start the season and they will be aiming for a fourth straight win after taking down the Raptors last night by 121-117. LeBron James led the way with 28 points and 14 assists including a clutch layup to seal the win, Kyrie Irving scored 24 points while Kevin Love had 19 points, but the real x-factor for the Cavs was actually Channing Frye who contributed 21 points in just 20 minutes off the bench. With the win, Cleveland improves to 9-1 overall and 6-1 at home.
Meanwhile, the Pacers will be searching for consistency as they've lost three of their last five games, but they'll be feeling quietly confident following Monday's 88-69 win over the Magic. CJ Miles led the scoring with 16 points off the bench while Monta Ellis and Paul George added 13 points each, but this win was all about the Pacers' defense holding the Magic to just 12 points in the fourth quarter and 32 percent shooting for the game. Playing against former head coach Frank Vogel, the Pacers may have had extra incentive to get the win, but this was a great win for the Pacers who improve to 5-6 overall and 5-1 at home.
In ATS trends, the Cavs are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games and 1-5-1 ATS in their last seven games overall, while the Pacers are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last five against the Eastern Conference.
Head to head, the Cavs are 0-6-1 ATS in the last seven meetings and 0-5-1 ATS in the last six meetings in Indiana.
The Cavs are certainly the team in better form coming into this game, but the Pacers hold the major advantage ATS so I'm following the trends and sticking with the Pacers at home.