Cavs vs. Pacers Prediction
The Indiana Pacers are double-digit home favorites Saturday night versus the Cleveland Cavs. With the point spread set so high, is there more value for bettors when it comes to the total?
7:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, February 9, 2019
Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Pacers are 13.5-point favorites to beat the Cavs. The total, meanwhile, sits at 210.5 points and as of this writing, 52% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Cavs to cover the point spread.
Cleveland Cavs Fantasy Spin
Larry Nance hauled in a career-high 19 rebounds in a 119-106 loss to the Cavs on Friday, adding 10 points, six assists, one triple, three steals and just one turnover in 33 minutes. Nance was scoreless through the first half of action, missing all six of his attempts, but he turned things around after halftime and was superb on the offensive glass (nine O-boards). He had plenty of opportunities to gobble up the boards with the Cavs going 36-of-96 (37.5%) from the field, and while he was part of Cleveland's efficiency issues (3-of-15 FGs); he did knock down three of his four freebies and only committed one turnover.
Indiana Pacers Fantasy Spin
Bojan Bogdanovic was hot during a win over the Clippers on Thursday, scoring 29 points with seven rebounds, one assist, three steals and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes. He did have a fall in the first half, but it certainly didn't slow him down in this easy win. To nobody's surprise, Bojan has been cooking since Victor Oladipo (knee) went down, averaging 20.9 points, 3.8 boards, 2.3 dimes, 0.8 steals and 2.5 treys on a 51/42/88 shooting line. He'll have some big scoring lines going forward and the arrival of Wes Matthews shouldn't affect him too much.
NBA Betting Trends
The Cavs are just 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six road games.
The Pacers are 3-9 against the number in their last 12 conference games.
The under is 6-1 in the last seven meetings between these two teams when they’ve played in Indiana. The under is also 16-7 in the Cavs’ last 23 games playing the second game of a back-to-back and is 5-2 in their last seven games coming off a loss of more than 10 points. On the other side, the under is 5-1 in the Pacers’ last six games overall, is 6-0 in their last six conference games and is 36-17 in their last 53 home games.
Saturday NBA Prediction: Cavs/Pacers under 210.5