There is a certainly level of familiarity that comes when playing the teams in your division, and quite often you will find that divisional match-ups will often end up split down the middle. That has not been the case with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Indiana Pacers this season, though, as it has been Cleveland that has dominated the regular season series so far. These two will hook up for the final time during regular season play on Wednesday night, and you have to feel that the Pacers will be desperate to get a win, not only to help their playoff cause, but also because this could well end up being their first round match-up. That final little detail adds a level of interest to this game that might otherwise not have been there before. A win for the Pacers could just put a little shred of doubt in the heads of the Cavs if they do meet in the postseason. You can get all the updated odds for this one at the MyBookie.ag NBA betting odds page.
How To Bet The Cavs Vs Pacers NBA Odds, TV & Game Info
When: Wednesday, April 6 at 7 PM EST
Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indiana
NBA Odds: TBA
Why bet on the Cleveland Cavaliers
Even with the Eastern Conference crown all but locked up, the Cleveland Cavaliers (55-22) still can’t seem to avoid making headlines. The latest came last week with LeBron James given the night off, yet appearing on the bench to start coaching, sometimes seemingly at the expense of the actual coach of this team. It has long been thought that LeBron is the one calling the shots in Cleveland, and this little turn of events seems to have cemented that thought. That aside, the Cavs are finishing the season strong, and still look like the team to beat in the East. Their biggest issue is still road games, where they are 23-15, but winning the East means home court advantage all the way to the Finals. Cleveland are averaging 104.1 PPG, and are giving up 98.0 PPG.
Why bet on the Indiana Pacers
If the season were to end today, the Indiana Pacers (41-36) would make the playoffs and avoid the Cavs in the opening round. If truth be told, this team is probably not really thinking that far ahead, as they still have some work to do to lock up a postseason spot. They are in the #7 spot right now, but the Detroit Pistons are right there with them, and the Bulls are just 2 games back in 9th. The good news for the Pacers is that 3 of their last 5 games are at home, were they have gone 23-15 this season. 2 of those final 3 games are very much of the winnable variety, so you have to like their chances of making it in. Indiana are averaging 101.7 PPG, and are giving up 100.4 PPG.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
Including the 3 games played this season, the Cavaliers have won 4 straight against the Pacers. I like them to make it 5 in a row here, but it could be a little closer than many might expect.
Cleveland Cavaliers 104 Indiana Pacers 99