Cleveland vs Indiana NBA Betting Odds

Posted by Aaron . on April 5, 2016 in

On Wednesday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers visit the Indiana Pacers in NBA betting action. The Cavaliers (55-22) are in first place in the Central Division and just knocked off the Charlotte Hornets, 112-103, on Sunday. They face the Bucks in Milwaukee on Tuesday night before heading to Indianapolis to take on the Pacers on Wednesday. The Pacers (41-36) are in second place in the Central Division and just beat the Knicks in New York, 92-87, on Sunday.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Indiana Pacers NBA Betting Odds

When: Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 7:00pm ET
Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
Radio: WFNI 1070 AM The Fan Indianapolis
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Why should you bet on the Cavaliers?

The Cavs followed up a key overtime win in Atlanta with a brushoff of the Hornets, a team further down the playoff ladder. LeBron James appears to be ready for the playoffs, having elevated his game yet another level. He dropped 31 on the Hornets, and J.R. Smith almost kept pace with 27. James also pulled down 8 boards and dished out 12 assists, and the team drained 16 shots from behind the arc. The Cavs have five regular season games left and appear to be gearing up for the playoffs already.

Why should you put your money on Indiana?

The Pacers would rather have the luxury of resting Paul George so that his ankle can heal in time for the playoffs. However, the fact that the Pacers sit in the seventh seed, though, means that they have to win every game the rest of the way to ensure that they don’t fall into the lottery. George hit the game-winning jumper with 23.6 seconds remaining, finishing with 20 points and nine boards. This team is scrapping for every point down the stretch and could upset the Cavs if Cleveland comes in on one of their sleepy nights.

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Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I think that Cleveland will be able to overwhelm Indiana, especially if George continues to be hobbled with his ankle. I’m picking the Cavaliers to win, 108-105.