Indiana at Cleveland- Wednesday NBA Playoffs Pick

VietBet Pointspread: Cleveland -8

VietBet Total Line: 209

 

The Indiana Pacers and the Cleveland Cavaliers resume their best-of-seven series in the opening round of the playoffs this Wednesday night with Game 2. Tip-off from Quicken Loans Arena is set for 7p.m. on TNT.

 

Indiana at Cleveland Game Preview

 

Indiana got this series off to a successful start with Sunday’s impressive 98-80 romp as a 7.5-point road underdog. The total stayed UNDER VietBet’s closing 212-point line and it has stayed UNDER in four of its last six games. The Pacers are now 5-2 both straight-up and against the spread in their last seven road games with the total staying UNDER in five of their last eight games played on the road.

 

Victor Oladipo has been Indiana’s leading scorer all season long with an average of 23.1 points per game. He elevated his performance in Sunday’s win with a game-high 32 points while going 11-for 19 from the field including six buckets from three-point range on nine attempts. The Pacers shot 45.6 percent from the floor and 39.3 percent from beyond the arc.

 

Betting on Cleveland has been a challenge all season long as one of the toughest teams to figure out. It ended the regular season with a SU 29-12 record on its home court, but it was just 13-27-1 ATS. With Sunday’s loss, the Cavaliers are still 8-2 SU in their last 10 home games with a 7-3 record ATS. The total has stayed UNDER VietBet’s closing line in six of their last seven games at home.

 

You cannot pin the loss in the series opener on LeBron James after posting a triple-double (24 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists). When it comes to the rest of Cleveland’s starters, they accounted for a grand total of 25 points. JR Smith added 15 points off the bench in the Cavaliers’ lowest scoring total since late March in a road game against Miami. Against the Pacers, they shot a dismal 23.5 percent from three-point range as part of a 30-for-78 shooting effort overall.

 

Indiana at Cleveland Free Game Prediction

 

Indiana took full advantage of a poor shooting performance by its opponent to gain the early 1-0 lead in this series. However, I would not look for another off night by Cleveland on Wednesday as the Cavaliers bounce back with a victory both SU and ATS.