The Cleveland Cavaliers (3-1) and Indiana Pacers (3-1) meet at Bankers Life Fieldhouse Thursday at 3 p.m. ET in Indianapolis.
Below, we analyze the Cavaliers-Pacers NBA betting odds and lines, with picks and predictions.
Cavaliers at Pacers: Betting odds, spread and lines
- Money line : Cavaliers +240 (bet $100 to win $240) | Pacers -300 (bet $300 to win $100)
- Against the spread/ATS : Cavaliers +7.5 (-115) | Pacers -7.5 (-105)
- Over/Under : 216.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
Cavaliers at Pacers: Key Injuries
- PG Matthew Dellavedova (concussion) questionable
- PF Kevin Love (calf) out
- SF Isaac Okoro (foot) out
- SG Kevin Porter Jr. (personal) questionable
- SG Dylan Windler (hand) out
- C Goga Bitadze (ankle) out
- SF Brian Bowen II (groin) questionable
- SG Jeremy Lamb (knee) out
- PG Edmond Sumner (illness) questionable
- SF T.J. Warren (out) foot
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Cavaliers at Pacers: Odds, betting lines, predictions and picks
Pacers 117, Cavaliers 105
Money line (ML)
Pacers (-300) are a good bet to win at home, but laying three times your potential return is not a good long-term betting strategy unless you toss it into a multi-team parlay. Betting -300 in a standalone bet might have you drinking that cheap dollar store wine in a box to ring in the new year instead of the good stuff if you do it enough. AVOID.
Against the spread (ATS)
PACERS -7.5 (-105) seems like a tall order, but consider the series history. Even when LeBron was on the Cavaliers (-115), they’re more like their old moniker in Cleveland, ‘the Cadavers’, when it comes to facing Indiana. The Cavs are just 9-22-2 ATS in the past 33 meetings with the Pacers, and 2-6 ATS in their past eight sojourns to Indianapolis.
OVER 216.5 (-110) is the way to go in this game, although you’ll be going against the series trends that point to the Under in overwhelming fashion. In the past 17 meetings the Under is 11-5-1, including 8-1 in the past nine battles in Indy.
However, Indiana has hit the Over in each of their past seven homes games against a team with a winning road mark, and the Over is 17-7 in their past 24 following a straight-up loss. Cleveland has also hit the Over in 15 of the past 21 road games against a team with a winning home record, and they’re 13-4 in the past 17 following a non-cover.