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Pacers vs Cavaliers Prediction, Odds and NBA Picks, Friday, April 12

Teams will continue to battle for playoff positioning as the season nears an end when the Indiana Pacers visit the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday. The meeting will be the fourth and final between the two this season as there are just two games left in the regular season. Both teams are still trying to lock in a spot in the postseason. Cleveland is hoping to secure a top-four seed while the Pacers are trying to stay out of the play-in – they are currently one game ahead of seventh-place Philadelphia. Indiana has been on a roll lately, but NBA odds have the Cavs as a slight favorite in what should be another high-scoring game.

 

Pacers vs. Cavaliers Predictions, Odds and Picks, Friday, April 12
Pacers vs. Cavaliers Predictions, Odds and Picks, Friday, April 12

Pacers vs Cavaliers Game Information

  • Game: Pacers (46-34) vs. Cavaliers (47-33)
  • Start time:7:30 p.m. ET
  • Day Game: Friday, April 12,
  • Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, OH
  • Pacers vs Cavaliers Live Stream: NBA Game Pass

 

The Indiana Pacers will try to extend their winning streak to four when they visit the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. However, NBA betting spreads favor the Cavaliers by 2 points, with the sportsbook setting the total at 233½ points.

 

Pacers vs Cavaliers Head-to-Head

 

Pacers vs Cavaliers Odds and Spreads

 

  • The Pacers are 4-3 O/U in their last 7 games.
  • Cleveland is 38-41-1 O/U on the season.
  • Eight of the Cavaliers’ last nine games as favorites have gone OVER the total points line.
  • The Cavaliers and the Pacers combine to average 2.4 more points per game than the over/under of 233 set for this game.
  • The OVER has cashed in 7 of the Cavaliers last 10.
  • This season, 54 of the Pacers’ 80 total matchups have gone over 233 total points scored.

 

Pacers vs Cavaliers Over/Under Pick: Over 233½

Two of the Pacers and Cavaliers’ matchups have hit the over so far this season, and NBA expert picks have the last game doing so as well.

Indiana leads the league in scoring, averaging 122.9 points, and it has continued to be on a roll through the end of the season. The Pacers have won four of their last five behind their fiery offense, averaging 125.4 points, and they are coming off a 140-point performance against Toronto.

They should be able to keep up that strong play against Cleveland. Though the Cavs have one of the stronger defenses in the league, it hasn’t shown as much down the stretch. Cleveland has allowed opponents to average 113.8 points in its last five, with three of those last five scoring over 115 points as well.

However, the Cavaliers have the chance to keep up with the Pacers offensively. Indiana doesn’t boast the greatest defense, ranking third-worst in the league while giving up 120.2 points a game. With a pair of strong offenses and Indiana’s weak defense, these two should manage to hit the over one more time.

 

 

Pacers vs CavaliersPlayer Prop Pick: Darius Garland Over 7.5 Assists (+104)

Despite the Cavaliers going just 2-3 in April, Garland has been having a solid month, averaging 18.6 points and eight assists. Garland is averaging 6.6 assists this season, but he has at least eight assists in four of his last five games and seven of his last nine.

Garland has also been better at home, averaging seven assists. He has averaged 7.3 assists since the All-Star Break and has 6.5 against Indiana. With the Pacers’ defense likely going to give up quite a few points, expect Garland to have the chance to rack up a few more assists on Friday night.

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Pacers vs Cavaliers Prediction

Pacers 119, Cavaliers 117

 

 

Questions of the Day

What is the regular-season record between these two?


Indiana has won two of the three games against Cleveland this season.

What is the Pacers record on the road?


Indiana has a 21-19 record on the road this season.

 

The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.

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