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Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers: Don Best NBA Odds & Trends for 12/31/2020

Indiana is an 7.5-point favorite against Cleveland when the TJ Warren-led Pacers (3-1) and Collin Sexton's Cavaliers (3-1) square off on December 31, 2020. The matchup has a point total of 218.

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Pacers vs. Cavaliers Betting Data

Pacers vs Cavaliers Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Pacers -7.5 -110 -110 218 -110 -110

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Pacers Betting Data

  • Indiana covered the spread more often than not last year, going 38-36-3 against the spread.
  • When they were at least 7.5-point favorites, the Pacers had a record ATS of 5-6-1.
  • Indiana and its opponents hit the over in 50.6% of games last season (39 out of 77 matchups).

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Cavaliers Betting Data

  • Against the spread last season, Cleveland was under .500: 30-33-2.
  • Cleveland hit the over in 55.4% of its games (36 of 65 games).

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Point Total Insights

  • In Indiana's matchups last season, the Pacers and their opponents eclipsed Thursday's over/under of 218 points 36 times (46.8% of opportunities).
  • In 63.1% of Cleveland's games last season (41 of 65), the total points scored was more than Thursday's 218-point over/under.
  • The total for the contest of 218 is 2.1 points more than the combined points per game averages last season for the Pacers (109 points per game) and the Cavaliers (106.9 points per game).
  • This game's over/under is 4.5 fewer points than the 222.5 these two teams combined to give up per game in 2019-20.
  • Last season the average total for Pacers games was 216.7 points, 1.3 fewer than the over/under of 218 points for this contest.
  • A difference of 3.7 points separates the average total points bet in Cavaliers' games (221.7 points) and this matchup's over/under (218 points).

Previous Matchups

In their last 10 matchups, Indiana has won six games against Cleveland, while the Cavaliers have a better against the spread record, 2-0-1, than the Pacers in those matchups between the two teams.

Pacers vs Cavaliers in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/29/2020 Pacers Cavaliers -9.5 215.5 -439 343 Regular Season 113-104 IND
11/1/2019 Pacers Pacers -7 215 -287 234 Regular Season 102-95 IND
10/26/2019 Pacers Cavaliers -4.5 213.5 -187 157 Regular Season 110-99 CLE
2/9/2019 - Pacers - - - - Regular Season 105-90 IND
1/8/2019 - Cavaliers - - - - Regular Season 123-115 IND
12/18/2018 - Pacers - - - - Regular Season 92-91 CLE
10/27/2018 - Cavaliers - - - - Regular Season 119-107 IND
4/29/2018 - Cavaliers - - - - Playoffs 105-101 CLE
4/27/2018 - Pacers - - - - Playoffs 121-87 IND
4/25/2018 - Cavaliers - - - - Playoffs 98-95 CLE
  • 2/29/2020 DNP - Pacers: Jeremy Lamb
  • 11/1/2019 DNP - Pacers: Victor Oladipo
  • 10/26/2019 DNP - Pacers: Victor Oladipo, Jeremy Lamb
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    Pacers Players to Watch

    • Sexton averaged 20.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game last season.
    • Andre Drummond pulled down 15.8 rebounds per game, while Darius Garland averaged 3.9 assists per contest.
    • Kevin Love knocked down 2.6 threes per game a season ago.
    • Drummond averaged 2.0 takeaways and 1.7 rejections per game last season.

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    Cavaliers Players to Watch

    • Sexton put up 20.8 points per game last season to go with 3.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists.
    • Drummond pulled down 15.8 rebounds per game, while Garland averaged 3.9 assists per contest.
    • Love knocked down 2.6 threes per game a season ago.
    • Drummond racked up 2.0 steals and 1.7 blocks per game last season.

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    Injury Report

    Pacers:

    Jeremy Lamb: Out (Knee),

    T.J. Warren: Out (Foot),

    Goga Bitadze: Out (Right ankle),

    Brian Bowen II: Out (Groin)

    Cavaliers:

    Isaac Okoro: Out (Foot),

    Dylan Windler: Out (Wrist),

    Kevin Love: Out (Calf),

    Kevin Porter Jr.: Out (Personal),

    Matthew Dellavedova: Out (Concussion)

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