Pacers vs. Cavaliers Player Props, Odds & Predictions – Monday, Mar 18

Nov 15, 2023; Portland, Oregon, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell (45) reacts after scoring a three point basket during the second half against the Portland Trail Blazers at Moda Center.
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The Pacers are set to face the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, Mar 18. The game is scheduled for 7:00 ET while airing on BSIN. Indiana enters this game as 7-point favorites with the total set at 225.5. How will this one play out? Let’s dive into the Pacers vs Cavaliers predictions below.

Pacers vs. Cavaliers Odds

  • Spread: Pacers -7
  • Total 225.5

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Game Info

  • Date: Monday, Mar 18
  • Time: 7:00 ET
  • Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Indianapolis IN
  • TV: BSIN

Cavaliers Betting Trends

  • Over their last five games, the Cavaliers have an over/under record of 4-1 and are 3-2 vs. the spread.
  • Across the Cavaliers last three road games, the team averaged 106 points per game while allowing 108. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 1-2, while going 1-2 straight-up.
  • As the betting underdog, the Cavaliers have an ATS mark of just 6-4 in their last ten games. Cleveland posted a straight up mark of 5-5 in these matchups.

Pacers Betting Trends

  • In their last five games, the Pacers have an over/under record of 2-3 and are 2-3 vs. the spread.
  • Through their last ten home contests, the Pacers offense has averaged 115 points per game while allowing an average of 112. Indiana posted an overall record of 6-4 while going 5-5 ATS.
  • Spanning across their last five games as the betting favorite, the Pacers have gone 2-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-3.

Can The Cavaliers Secure a Road Victory?

This season, the Cavaliers have an O/U record of 31-35-1, and their games have averaged 223.1 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 225.5.

Against the spread, the Cavs are 33-32 on the season, going 16-14 ATS on the road and 17-18 ATS at home. As the underdog, their ATS record is 12-9, and they have covered the spread in their last two games as the underdog.

In their last game, the Cavs were favored by 4.5 points but lost to the Rockets by a score of 117-103. The O/U line for that game was 214.5, and the teams combined for 220 points.

In the Eastern Conference standings, the Cavaliers are currently in 3rd place with a record of 42-25. Within the Central Division, they are in 2nd place. On the road, the Cavs are 20-12 this season.

Looking at their non-conference record, the Cavs are 15-8 compared to 27-17 against the East. As the underdog, they have a record of 10-12 this season.

When playing on the road, the Cavaliers are averaging 112.6 points per game, which is 20th in the NBA. Overall, they are 18th in scoring at 113.6 points per game.

Cleveland has been an above-average three-point shooting team this season, connecting on 36% of their attempts. They are also 6th in the league in three-point makes per game at 13.7.

So far, the Cavaliers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 44.8% of their games. They are also 10th in the league in assists at 27.8 per contest.

Currently, the Cavaliers’ defense holds the 5th rank in the NBA, allowing 109.6 points per game. On two point field goal attempts, the Cavaliers’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 51.9% and allowing 36.0% from beyond the arc.

Can the Pacers Deliver Being Favored at Home?

In their last three games as the favorite, the Pacers have covered the spread. Today, they are favored by 7 points against the Cavaliers. As the favorite, Indiana has gone 19-14 straight-up and 15-18 against the spread.

Indiana’s ATS record for the season is 36-30, including an 18-16 record at home. On the road, they are 18-14 vs. the spread.

The Pacers are 3rd in the Central Division and 6th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 38-30. In non-conference games, they are 11-14 compared to 27-16 against the East.

Indiana’s O/U record for the season is 35-33, and their games have averaged 244.2 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 225.5.

Indiana’s last game was a 121-100 win over the Nets. They were favored by 8.5 points in that game, and the O/U line was 228.5.

When it comes to scoring, the Pacers are the top team in the NBA, averaging 123.1 points per game. They have been even better at home, where they are averaging 125.8 points per game.

Indiana’s offensive success has come from their ability to get to the rim. They lead the league in two-point field goal percentage at 58%. Overall, they are shooting 50% from the field, which is also tops in the NBA.

One area where the Pacers have been below average is getting to the free-throw line. They are 20th in both free throws made and attempted per game.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, the Pacers is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 121.1 points per game (29th). In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Pacers defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 56.5% while allowing 37.3% from downtown.

Pacers vs. Cavaliers Player Prop

A player prop we are looking at is Darius Garland and his points prop of 22.5. Currently, the over for this prop is sitting at a payout of -123 while the under is at -111. In his matchup vs. the Pacers, we are recommending to take the under on Darius Garland and his prop of 22.5 points. Our player projection model has him falling short of his prop with a projected 20.

  • The Prop: Darius Garland Under 22.5 Points (-111)

Pacers vs. Cavaliers Predictions

As the underdogs with a spread of +7, we recommend going with the Cavaliers on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 225.5, and our model predicts the Cavaliers and Pacers to score a combined 229 points. We recommend betting on the over.

The Pick: Cavaliers +7 | at Fanduel Sportsbook