Indiana Pacers at Cleveland Cavaliers Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 3/29/2014
Sunday, March 30, 3:00 PM on FSIN, FSOH
Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
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The Indiana Pacers and the Cleveland Cavaliers were in a low-scoring affair the last time they saw each other, with the Pacers edging out the 82-78 road win. After Indiana had a pretty comfortable lead throughout the game, the Cavs came up just short as Indiana's defense stepped up to make sure they came away with the victory. The win helped the Pacers to stay at the top of the Eastern Conference standings. They beat the Cavs for the ninth straight time in this game and have won 15 of the last 16 meetings.
There weren't too many standout players in this one, but Paul George probably had the best game with 16 points and six rebounds. Roy Hibbert added 15 points and six rebounds and also made the game-clinching free throws with about a minute remaining in the contest.
Cleveland's C.J. Miles was the top scorer of the night, getting 21 points and adding six boards in the loss. Tristan Thompson had a double-double and Anderson Varejao grabbed 13 rebounds for the Cavs.
Neither team shot very well in this one. Indiana only shot 36.4 percent from the field, while the Cavs were even worse at 34.2 percent. Cleveland won the rebounding battle in the game 49-42, but their main downfall was the turnover margin. Indiana coughed it up 13 times and forced the Cavs into 18 turnovers.
Indiana is 15-20-0 straight up on the road this season
Indiana is 16-18-1 against the over/under on the road this season
Cleveland is 20-16-0 straight up at home this season
Cleveland is 15-21-0 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
03/27/14 C Roy Hibbert Head questionable
03/26/14 G C.J. Watson Hamstring out indefinitely
03/20/14 C Andrew Bynum Knee out indefinitely
03/26/14 F Sergey Karasev Knee out indefinitely
03/25/14 G C.J. Miles Ankle out indefinitely
03/17/14 G Kyrie Irving Bicep expected to miss 2 weeks
03/10/14 F Anthony Bennett Knee out indefinitely
01/28/14 G Carrick Felix Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Indiana
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