Cavaliers vs Pacers Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Sunday, April 2, 2023

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A contest featuring two of the league’s top shooters will see Donovan Mitchell and the Cleveland Cavaliers (48-30) play Buddy Hield and the Indiana Pacers (34-44) on April 2, 2023 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Mitchell makes 3.6 triples per game (third in league), and Hield hits 3.6 (third). The Cavaliers are 12.5-point favorites. The matchup’s point total is 231.

How to bet Cavaliers vs. Pacers

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Indiana Pacers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 12.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Cavaliers as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Cavaliers have -754 odds to pick up the win, while the Pacers are listed at +528 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 231 points.

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Cavaliers vs. Pacers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, April 2, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSOH
  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Arena: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

Cavaliers vs. Pacers Betting Trends

The Cavaliers are 42-35-1 against the spread this season. Cleveland has come away with 45 wins in the 61 contests it has been listed as the favorite this season. Cavaliers games this year have hit the over 50% of the time (39 out of 78 games with a set point total).

The Pacers have 41 wins against the spread in 78 games this season. Indiana has won 39.3% of the games this season it was the moneyline underdog (24-37). Pacers games this season have hit the over on 39 of 78 set point totals (50%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Cavaliers Leaders
Donovan Mitchell 66 27.9 4.2 4.5 1.5 0.4 3.6
Darius Garland 67 21.7 2.7 7.8 1.2 0.1 2.5
Evan Mobley 76 16.4 9 2.8 0.8 1.5 0.3
Jarrett Allen 65 14.4 9.9 1.7 0.8 1.2 0
Caris LeVert 72 12 3.8 3.9 1 0.3 1.7


Pacers Leaders
Myles Turner 62 18 7.5 1.4 0.6 2.3 1.5
Buddy Hield 76 16.9 5 2.8 1.2 0.3 3.6
Bennedict Mathurin 74 16.5 4 1.4 0.6 0.1 1.3
Aaron Nesmith 69 10 3.8 1.4 0.8 0.4 1.6
Jalen Smith 66 9.3 5.8 1 0.3 0.8 0.8
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Cavaliers vs. Pacers Injury Report

Pacers: Kendall Brown: Out (Leg), Chris Duarte: Out (Ankle), Tyrese Haliburton: Out (Ankle), Myles Turner: Out (Back)

What you need to know about the Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland has been lifted by its defense, as it ranks best in the NBA by giving up just 107 points per game. It ranks 24th in the league in points scored (112.3 per contest). At home, the Cavaliers are scoring 2.6 more points per game (113.6) than they are on the road (111). The Cavaliers have been racking up 114.8 points per contest in their last 10 times on the court, an average that’s a little higher than the 112.3 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign.

Cleveland is 19th in the NBA with 11.5 threes per game so far this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 11th with a 36.5% shooting percentage from downtown. When it comes to shot breakdown, the Cavaliers have taken 62.9% two-pointers (accounting for 72.3% of the team’s baskets) and 37.1% threes (27.7%).

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What you need to know about the Indiana Pacers

Indiana is 11th in the league in points scored (116 per game) and second-worst in points conceded (119). The Pacers average 118.8 points per game at home, and 113.2 on the road. Over their last 10 games, the Pacers are putting up 117 points per contest, one more than their season average (116).

In 2022-23, Indiana is sixth in the NBA in 3-point makes (13.6 per game) and 14th in 3-point percentage (36.4%). The Pacers attempt 58.4% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 41.6% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 67.7% of the Pacers’ baskets are 2-pointers, and 32.3% are 3-pointers.

Our pick to win this contest is the Cavaliers, and we predict that Pacers will cover the spread (Cavaliers -12.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 231 points.

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Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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