Pacers Vs Cavaliers: NBA Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – May 10, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on May 10, 2021

Caris LeVert leads the Indiana Pacers (31-36) into a matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers (21-47) after scoring 35 points in a 133-132 loss to the Wizards. The Cavaliers are 6-point underdogs in the matchup on Monday, May 10, 2021, which tips at 7:30 PM ET on BSOH. The matchup has an over/under set at 229.5 points.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of May 10, 2021, 7:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Pacers vs Cavaliers Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of May 10

Pacers:
Myles Turner: Out (Toe),
JaKarr Sampson: Out (Head),
T.J. Warren: Out For Season (Foot),
Jeremy Lamb: Day To Day (Knee),
Malcolm Brogdon: Day To Day (Hamstring)

Cavaliers:
Darius Garland: Out (Ankle),
Cedi Osman: Out (Ankle),
Lamar Stevens: Out (Concussion),
Isaiah Hartenstein: Out (Head),
Dylan Windler: Out For Season (Knee),
Matthew Dellavedova: Out For Season (Neck),
Larry Nance Jr.: Out (Thumb),
Taurean Prince: Out For Season (Ankle)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Cavaliers (+6)
Total Pick Under (229.5)
Prediction Pacers 114, Cavaliers 109

The spread for this matchup suggested by the model (4.4 points) is a little bit less than the 6-point edge DraftKings gives to the Pacers, though the data still has them as the favorite.

In this game, the model projects a total (223.3 points) slightly lower than the DraftKings over/under (229.5 points).

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Pacers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Malcolm Brogdon 56 21.2 5.3 5.9 0.9 0.3 2.6
Domantas Sabonis 58 20.5 11.8 6.4 1.2 0.5 0.8
Caris LeVert 43 20.1 4.6 4.9 1.4 0.7 1.8
Doug McDermott 61 13.3 3.5 1.3 0.3 0.1 1.6
Myles Turner 47 12.6 6.5 1.0 0.9 3.4 1.5

Pacers Player Props

  • Malcolm Brogdon’s PRA prop over/under for the game is listed at 37.5, 5.2 higher than his season average of 32.3.
  • T.J. McConnell’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 22.5, 4.1 higher than his season average of 18.4.
  • Brogdon’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 2.5, 0.1 shots lower than his season average of 2.6.
  • McConnell’s steals prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.3 steals less than his season average of 1.8.

Cavaliers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Collin Sexton 56 24.4 3.2 4.2 1.1 0.2 1.7
Darius Garland 53 17.7 2.4 6.2 1.2 0.1 2.0
Jarrett Allen 59 12.9 9.9 1.7 0.5 1.5 0.1
Kevin Love 24 11.5 7.2 2.5 0.6 0.1 2.1
Cedi Osman 57 10.4 3.4 2.9 0.9 0.2 1.7

Cavaliers Player Props

  • Collin Sexton’s points prop total for the game is set at 27.5, 3.1 points greater than his season average of 24.4.
  • Darius Garland’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 39.5, 13.2 greater than his season average of 26.3.
  • Kevin Love’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 2.5, 0.4 shots higher than his season average of 2.1.
  • Larry Nance Jr.’s steals prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.2 steals lower than his season average of 1.7.

Shooting Trends

  • The Pacers make 47.4% of their shots from the field this season, which is 1.1 percentage points lower than the Cavaliers have allowed to their opponents (48.5%).
  • Indiana has an 18-8 record against the spread and a 20-6 straight-up record in games it shoots better than 48.5% from the field.
  • Cleveland is 16-11 against the spread and 17-10 overall when allowing opponents to shoot higher than 47.4% from the field.
  • The Cavaliers have shot at a 45.1% clip from the field this season, 1.8 percentage points below the 46.9% shooting opponents of the Pacers have averaged.
  • This season, Cleveland has a 17-8 record against the spread and a 15-10 record overall in games the team collectively shoots over 46.9% from the field.
  • When Indiana’s opponents shoot over 45.1% from the field, it is 16-8 against the spread and 16-8 overall.
  • The Pacers’ 36.2% three-point shooting percentage this season is 2.1 percentage points lower than opponents of the Cavaliers have shot from beyond the arc (38.3%).
  • Indiana has an 18-9 record against the spread and a 19-8 record overall when the team hits more than 38.3% of its three-point attempts.
  • Cleveland is 18-10 against the spread while putting together a 15-13 straight-up record when its opponents shoot over 36.2% from downtown.
  • The Cavaliers are making 33.8% of their shots from beyond the arc, which is three percentage points fewer than the 36.8% the Pacers’ opponents are averaging on the season.
  • Cleveland has a 15-9 ATS record and is 13-11 straight-up when the team makes more than 36.8% of its three-point attempts.
  • Indiana has a 14-13 ATS record and a 15-12 straight-up record this season when it hits more than 33.8% of its three-point attempts.
  • The Pacers connect on 12.2 three-pointers per game this season, 2.2 more made shots on average than the 10 per game the Cavaliers give up.
  • When Indiana makes more threes than its opponents, it is 17-19 against the spread and 20-16 overall. When Cleveland is out-shot from deep by its opponents, it is 8-35 ATS and 8-35 straight up.
  • The Pacers make the 18th-most three-pointers in the league, while the Cavaliers give up the 14th-fewest makes from beyond the arc.

Pacers vs Cavaliers Stat Rankings

Pacers Rank Pacers AVG Cavaliers AVG Cavaliers Rank
7th 115.1 Points Scored 103.8 30th
25th 115.4 Points Allowed 112.3 17th
26th 42.6 Rebounds 42.4 22nd
27th 9 Off. Rebounds 10.5 8th
18th 12.2 3pt Made 10 30th
2nd 27.1 Assists 23.9 21st
13th 13.1 Turnovers 14.5 26th

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