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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Indiana Pacers


Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Indiana Pacers 1-12-2018, NBA, Predictions and Odds

Cleveland Cavaliers (26-15) at Indiana Pacers (21-20)

NBA: Friday January 12th 2018, 6:00 PM @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Prediction: Cleveland Cavaliers -2



Luck may be in store for the Indiana Pacers tonight, as the Cleveland Cavaliers enter this match on not such a high note.

The Cavaliers hosted the Timberwolves on Monday night and were blown out by 28 points. This was followed by another loss Thursday night at Toronto, the score being 133-99. It seems as if this team hasn’t been able to stop other opponents lately. Big names like LeBron James, Isaiah Thomas, and Dwayne Wade are average just about their usual points per game, along with assists and rebounds. The team is shooting about 37.9 percent from beyond the arc, and about 80.8 percent from the free throw line. They have lost seven of their eight road games thus far.

Their opponent tonight, the Pacers, are probably feeling a little more confident than the last match-up. The Pacers are not on the same losing streak as the Cavs. Center Myles Turner missed the recent matchup against the Heat (114-106) due to an elbow injury. He will also be benched for tonight’s game, which could harm the Pacers score as a whole. This team needs all players in uniform in order to have a successful game, and they are continuing to make plays and learn how to win in situations, like their game against the Heat. The Pacers are averaging about 107.3 points, with 41.9 rebounds per game. They have lost six of their nine home games this season.



Entering tonight’s game are two teams looking for this win. The last two matchups between the teams were in the Pacers’s favor, yet their last game on December 8th was a close call, the score being 106-102. Some might say the Cavs are beaten down, having played a game last night, while others might view this to be their rebound game. They may be struggling for their wins, but this struggle isn’t a fluke. The Cavs are a strong, dominant team in their conference and, due to their history, may state to rise to the top again. As for the Pacers, they also have been struggling with their wins and aren’t exactly playing any better than the Cavs. It will go either way tonight-the Cavs could be motivated by anger to win and seek revenge or enter as a tired team for having so a handful of their recent games. Knowing the Cavs, tonight could be the game that takes them to the top again.


 [button type=”big” color=”maroon”]  Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers -2  [/button]

Elizabeth Brown
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