NBA Betting Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Indiana Pacers – Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019

by | Jan 8, 2019 | NBA

Matchup at a Glance

Where: Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio

When: Tuesday, January 8th at 7:00 PM ET

Spread: Indiana -10.5

Total: 208

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BetDSI has the Indiana Pacers listed as 10.5 point favorites over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Indiana Pacers enter this game with a record of 26-13 and have won four of their last five games, but are coming off a loss on the road against the Toronto Raptors on Sunday by a score of 105-121 which ended their six-game winning streak.

The Cleveland Cavaliers enter this game with a record of 8-32 and have lost nine games in a row including a loss at home against the New Orleans Pelicans by a score of 98-133. Let’s take a closer look at these two teams and we’ll start with the underdog Cleveland Cavaliers.

Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cavaliers are 8-32 overall and 18-22 ATS.   The Cleveland Cavaliers are coming off a trip to the Conference Finals, but after the departure of LeBron James to the Los Angeles Lakers they are looking like the worst team in the NBA. They are currently in 15th place in the Eastern Conference and trail the Brooklyn Nets by 11 games for the 8th spot in the conference and likely have no chance of making the playoffs this season. Cleveland is 18-22 ATS overall, 15-16 ATS after a loss, 7-14 ATS at home and 17-19 ATS as an underdog.

Jordan Clarkson leads the team in scoring with 661 points. Larry Nance Jr leads the team in assists, steals and blocks with 122 assists, 58 steals and 26 blocks. Tristan Thompson leads the team in rebounds with 339.

Cleveland is averaging 101.62 points per game which ranks 28th in the NBA. They are averaging 11 offensive rebounds per game which ranks 20th in the NBA. They are averaging 19.92 assists per game which ranks 30th in the NBA.

The Cavaliers are allowing 112.12 points per game which ranks 21st in the NBA. They are averaging 31.75 defensive rebounds per game which ranks 27th in the NBA. They are averaging 6.88 steals per game which ranks 24th in the NBA.

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Indiana Pacers

The Pacers are 26-13 overall and 20-18-1 ATS.   The Indiana Pacers are one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference and have a chance to make a deep run in the playoffs this season. They currently have the 3rd best record in the Eastern Conference and trail the Milwaukee Bucks by 2.5 games for the top spot in the conference. Indiana is 20-18-1 ATS overall, 7-4-1 ATS after a loss, 10-9-1 ATS on the road and 12-12-1 ATS as a favorite.

Bojan Bogdanovic leads the team in scoring with 635 points. Darren Collison leads the team in assists with 214. Domantas Sabonis leads the team in rebounds with 357. Thaddeus Young leads the team in steals with 62. Myles Turner leads the team in blocks with 103.

Indiana is averaging 107.74 points per game which ranks 23rd in the NBA. They are averaging 9.33 offensive rebounds per game which ranks 25th in the NBA. They are averaging 25.44 assists per game which ranks 9th in the NBA.

The Pacers are allowing 101.95 points per game which ranks 1st in the NBA. They are averaging 34.56 defensive rebounds per game which ranks 15th in the NBA. They are averaging 9.15 steals per game which is tied for 2nd in the NBA.

Indiana wins and covers on the road

The Indiana Pacers are one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference while the Cleveland Cavaliers have the worst record in the NBA. The Cavaliers are 7-14 ATS at home while the Pacers are 10-9-1 ATS on the road. I look for the Indiana Pacers to get the win and cover on the road on Tuesday against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Make sure to bet this match-up on BetDSI.

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