Pacers vs Cavaliers: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – December 31, 2020

Posted By Staff on December 31, 2020

Central Division opponents meet when the Indiana Pacers (3-1) host the Cleveland Cavaliers (3-1) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, starting at 3:00 PM ET on Thursday, December 31, 2020. The Pacers are favorites in the game, the first matchup between the squads this season. The matchup has a point total of .

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of December 31, 2020, 12:40 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Pacers vs Cavaliers Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of December 31

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),mKevin Porter Jr.: Out (Personal), Matthew Dellavedova: Out (Concussion)

Pacers and Cavaliers Records ATS

  • Indiana played to a 38-36-3 record against the spread last season.
  • The Pacers were an even 6-6-2 against the spread last season when they were at least a 7-point favorite.
  • In 50.6% of its games last season (39/77), Indiana and its opponents outscored the set over/under.
  • With a 30-33-2 record ATS, Cleveland did not routinely covered the spread last season.
  • 36 of Cleveland’s 65 games (55.4%) last season covered the over/under.

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Head to Head

The Pacers got a team-high 30 points out of TJ Warren on the way to a 113-104 win against Andre Drummond (27 points) and the Cavaliers in their last matchup on Saturday. The Pacers were 9.5-point favorites in the game, but the Cavaliers covered the spread in the win. The teams combined to score 217 total points to cover the 215.5-point over/under.

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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Scoring Trends

  • In Indiana’s matchups last season, the Pacers and their opponents eclipsed Thursday’s over/under of 216.5 points 38 times (49.4% of opportunities).
  • In Cleveland’s games last year, the competing teams combined for a higher point total than Thursday’s matchup total in 42 out of 65 matchups (64.6%).
  • Last season, the average total for Pacers games was 216.7 points, 0.2 more than the over/under of 216.5 points for this contest.
  • A difference of 5.2 points separates the average total points bet in Cavaliers’ games (221.7 points) and this contest’s over/under (216.5 points).
  • The Pacers had an average implied point total of 110.5 last season, which is 1.5 points lower than their implied total in Thursday’s game (112).
  • Last season, Indiana scored more than its implied point total for this matchup (112) 34 times.
  • The Cavaliers’ average implied point total last season (113.8 points) is 8.8 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (105 points).
  • Cleveland scored more than this game’s implied total of 105 points 40 times last season.
  • Last season, the Pacers were at the 23rd spot in the NBA’s scoring charts (109 PPG), while the Cavaliers allowed the 22nd-fewest points per game (114.8) in the league.
  • The Pacers out-scored their opponents by a total of 101 points last season (1.3 points per game on average), and opponents of the Cavaliers out-scored them by 513 more points on the year (7.9 per game).

Pacers Leaders

  • Warren racked up 19.8 points per game last season.
  • Domantas Sabonis notched 12.4 rebounds per game and Malcolm Brogdon averaged 7.1 assists per game .
  • Justin Holiday grabbed 1.2 steals per game. Myles Turner collected 2.1 blocks a game.

Cavaliers Leaders

  • Collin Sexton averaged 20.8 points per game last season.
  • Drummond pulled down 15.8 rebounds per game and Darius Garland averaged 3.9 assists per game .
  • Drummond recorded 2.0 steals and 1.7 blocks per game.

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