Cavaliers vs Pacers Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Sunday, February 5, 2023

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The Cleveland Cavaliers (32-22) are favorites by five points over the Indiana Pacers (25-29) on February 5, 2023 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in a matchup of two of the NBA’s best marksmen. The Cavaliers’ Mitchell makes 3.7 3-pointers per contest (fifth in league), while the Pacers’ Hield hits 3.8 (fourth). The matchup has a 226 point total.

How to bet Cavaliers vs. Pacers

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Indiana Pacers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Cavaliers as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Cavaliers have -197 odds to pick up the win, while the Pacers are listed at +165 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 226 points.

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Cavaliers vs. Pacers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, February 5, 2023
  • Game Time: 5:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSOH
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Arena: Gainbridge Fieldhouse

Cavaliers vs. Pacers Betting Trends

The Cavaliers have played 54 games, with 28 wins against the spread. Cleveland has come away with 29 wins in the 43 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Cavaliers games this year have gone over the point total 46.3% of the time (25 out of 54 games with a set point total).

The Pacers have played 54 games, with 29 wins against the spread. Indiana has been the moneyline underdog 44 total times this season. Indy has gone 18-26 in those games. The Pacers have hit the over 46.3% of the time this year (25 of 54 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Cavaliers Leaders
Donovan Mitchell 44 27.1 3.9 4.8 1.5 0.4 3.7
Darius Garland 45 22 2.8 8.2 1.3 0.1 2.5
Evan Mobley 52 15.3 9 2.7 0.7 1.4 0.2
Jarrett Allen 47 14.1 9.7 1.7 0.9 1.2 0
Caris LeVert 49 12.4 3.9 3.8 0.8 0.2 1.7


Pacers Leaders
Tyrese Haliburton 42 20.1 3.9 10.2 1.8 0.4 3
Bennedict Mathurin 54 17.6 4.2 1.4 0.6 0.1 1.4
Myles Turner 45 17.4 8 1.4 0.6 2.4 1.6
Buddy Hield 54 17.4 5 2.8 1.2 0.3 3.8
Aaron Nesmith 47 9.8 3.7 1.2 0.8 0.4 1.5
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Cavaliers vs. Pacers Injury Report

Pacers: Daniel Theis: Questionable (Injury Management)

What you need to know about the Cleveland Cavaliers

Because of Cleveland’s offensive struggles this year, ranking fifth-worst in the NBA with 111.6 points per game, it has been forced to count on its defense, which ranks best in the league by allowing 106.9 points per game. At home, the Cavaliers are posting 5.3 more points per game (114.1) than they are away from home (108.8). The Cavaliers have seen an increase in scoring recently, putting up 111.8 points per game in their last 10 contests, 0.2 points more than the 111.6 they’ve scored this year.

So far this season, Cleveland is draining 11.6 threes per game (19th-ranked in NBA) and is shooting 36.7% (10th-ranked) from downtown. Of the shots taken by the Cavaliers in 2022-23, 62.6% of them have been two-pointers (71.7% of the team’s made baskets) and 37.4% have been three-pointers (28.3%).

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What you need to know about the Indiana Pacers

Indiana is 12th in the NBA in points scored (114.9 per game) and 24th in points allowed (116.9). The Pacers score 117.6 points per game at home, and 112 on the road. While the Pacers are scoring 114.9 points per game in 2022-23, they have fallen short of that over their past 10 games, amassing 112.8 points per contest.

Indiana is sixth in the NBA in 3-pointers made (13.9 per game) and 13th in 3-point percentage (36.3%). In 2022-23, the Pacers have attempted 57.3% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 42.7% percent from beyond it. In terms of made shots, 66.2% of the Pacers’ buckets have been 2-pointers, and 33.8% have been 3-pointers.

Our prediction to win this matchup is the Cavaliers, and we project that Pacers will cover the spread (Cavaliers -5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 226 points.

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Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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