A contest featuring two of the league’s best marksmen will see Donovan Mitchell and the Cleveland Cavaliers (18-11) face Buddy Hield and the Indiana Pacers (15-14) on December 16, 2022 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Mitchell makes 3.9 three-pointers per contest (third in league), and Hield hits 3.6 (fifth). The Cavaliers are eight-point favorites. The over/under is set as 221.5 points in this outing.
How to bet Cavaliers vs. Pacers
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Indiana Pacers Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 8 points, with oddsmakers listing the Cavaliers as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Cavaliers have -323 odds to pick up the win, while the Pacers are listed at +258 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 221.5 points.
Cavaliers vs. Pacers Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, December 16, 2022
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSOH
- Location: Cleveland, Ohio
- Arena: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
Cavaliers vs. Pacers Betting Trends
The Cavaliers have 17 wins against the spread in 29 games this season. Cleveland has come away with 15 wins in the 21 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Cavaliers games this year have hit the over 11 times in 29 opportunities (37.9%).
In the Pacers’ 29 games this year, they have 16 wins against the spread. Indiana has won 10 of the 21 games it was listed as the moneyline underdog this season (47.6%). Pacers games this season have gone over the total in 13 of 29 opportunities (44.8%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Cavaliers vs. Pacers Injury Report
Pacers: Daniel Theis: Out (Knee), Chris Duarte: Out (Ankle)
What you need to know about the Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland is averaging 110.7 points per game this year (24th-ranked in NBA), but it has really provided a lift defensively, giving up just 104.6 points per game (best). In home games, the Cavaliers are averaging 6.1 more points per game (113.8) than they are in away games (107.7). The Cavaliers have seen a decrease in scoring lately, racking up 102.8 points per game in their last 10 outings, 7.9 points fewer than the 110.7 they’ve scored this season.
Cleveland is 18th in the NBA with 11.5 three-pointers per game this year. Meanwhile, it ranks ninth with a 36.8% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. This year, the Cavaliers have taken 63.2% two-pointers, accounting for 71.6% of the team’s buckets. They have shot 36.8% threes (28.4% of the team’s baskets).
What you need to know about the Indiana Pacers
Offensively Indiana is the 10th-ranked team in the league (115 points per game). On defense it is 22nd (115.7 points conceded per game). The Pacers score 117.3 points per game at home, and 112.6 on the road. Over their last 10 games, the Pacers are posting 113.7 points per contest, 1.3 fewer points than their season average (115).
Indiana is the third-best squad in the league in 3-pointers made (14.8 per game) and 10th in 3-point percentage (36.7%). The Pacers attempt 55.1% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 44.9% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 63.8% of the Pacers’ buckets are 2-pointers, and 36.2% are 3-pointers.
Our pick to win this matchup is the Cavaliers, and we project that Pacers will cover the spread (Cavaliers -8). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 221.5 points.
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