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🎲 Wednesday’s NBA Betting Picks, Odds, Trends & Prediction: Pacers vs. Cavaliers | Today 3/3

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In one of the first games to tip-off on this large NBA slate, we have the Indiana Pacers facing off against the Cleveland Cavaliers. This will be the second of three matchups in this shortened NBA season. The Pacers vs. Cavaliers NBA betting picks preview will find the best NBA betting odds, give you some betting trends and show the best NBA picks and NBA predictions available.

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Pacers vs. Cavaliers Game Info

Indiana Pacers (15-18, 8-8 Away) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (14-21, 9-9 Home)
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Time: 7 p.m. EST
Venue: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse — Cleveland, Ohio

These two teams have been heading in very different directions lately. The Pacers have been slumping. They have lost four straight games, scoring below their season average for points in three of the four games. Meanwhile, the Cavaliers have won four straight games. However, they still do not have much offense in these wins. They have averaged 109.25 points during these four games, which in includes an overtime period. Their defense has been solid, though, averaging 101.5 points allowed over the same stretch.

Aside from the continued long-term absences on both of these teams, both squads enter tonight relatively healthy. Jeremy Lamb and Doug McDermott are both listed as questionable for the Pacers but expected to play. Taurean Prince continues to deal with an ankle injury for the Cavs, but he is listed as questionable tonight.

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Pacers vs. Cavaliers NBA Betting Picks + Odds Shopping

For those looking to bet on tonight’s Pacers – Cavaliers NBA game, shopping the NBA odds at various sportsbooks is critical to ensuring that you get the best number possible. Whether you are interested in betting on the favorite Pacers or underdog Cavaliers in this game, odds shopping will help you get the most out of your bet. The Awesemo OddsShopper tool is the perfect asset to use for a quick side-by-side comparison of the NBA betting odds.


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As seen in the accompanying image above, the point spread betting odds for this Pacers – Cavaliers differ across the sportsbooks. BetMGM, FanDuel and William Hill currently offer the best value on the Pacers at -6.5 (-110). It’s SugarHouse and DraftKings that currently offer the best line for the Cavaliers, at +7 (-110). Bettors should be selective and odds shop in order to avoid compromising value, especially later in the day.

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Pacers vs. Cavaliers NBA Picks | Total

Much like the point spread, those making NBA betting picks for the total in tonight’s Pacers – Cavaliers game should be a bit selective. Those interested in betting the total over will find the best value at FanDuel in the form of an over 218.5 (-108) ticket. On the contrary, those looking to bet the Pacers – Cavaliers total under should aim to do so at PointsBet, with a line of 218.5 (-105).

Pacers vs. Cavaliers Prediction

The Pacers may have lost four games in a row, but they have faced much tougher competition. Tonight, they face a team that they match up with very well. Cleveland will not have an answer for Domantas Sabonis. The Pacers backcourt should also have success in their matchups. While this spread is slightly larger than I would like, I do not have faith in the Cavs tonight. Also, Cleveland is 5-16 against the spread when they have one day of rest, which is the worst record in the NBA.

Prediction: Pacers -6.5


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