Cavaliers vs Pacers Game Breakdown & Projections – Mon, Mar 18th 2024

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Cleveland Cavaliers

Cavaliers

41W-26L

Cleveland Cavaliers

March 18, 2024

07:00PM EST

Odds: 225.5 o/u

Pacers

38W-30L

Indiana Pacers
Indiana Pacers

Alright hoop heads, it’s time to buckle up and get ready for a clash of titans as the Cleveland Cavaliers, boasting a 41W-26L record, are packing their bags and heading to the heartland to face the 38W-30L Indiana Pacers at the iconic Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The clock’s ticking down to a 07:00PM EST tipoff, and the tension’s building faster than a LeBron James fast break. With the Cavs trailing by a mere 2.5 games and the Pacers lagging behind by 6.0 in the Eastern conference, it’s safe to say that every shot, every rebound, and every free throw is gonna count tonight. The bookies have set the over/under at a tantalizing 225.5, with the Cavs line at 7.5 and the Pacers favored at -7.5. The Pacers are strutting off a 121-100 victory over BRO, while the Cavs are looking to bounce back from a 103-117 setback against HOU. So, whether you’re a Cavalier looking to ride into victory or a Pacer setting the pace, tonight’s game is sure to be a slam dunk of excitement!

Game Breakdown

Game Time: March 18, 2024 07:00PM EST
Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Indiana

Vegas Odds

CLE ML IND ML Over/Under Line
Open +250 -300 224.0 7.5/-7.5
Recent +220 -270 225.5 6.5/-6.5
Difference -30 +30 +1.5

Team Performance

cle Team Logo
LAST 10
4W-6L
AWAY
19W-12L

31.2% Win Probability

ind Team Logo
LAST 10
5W-5L
HOME
21W-12L

68.8% Win Probability

Previous Matchups

Date Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT Final O/U ATS
11/03/23 Cleveland Cavaliers CLE 26 27 34 29 116 Over
Indiana Pacers IND 36 34 18 33 121
10/28/23 Indiana Pacers IND 31 29 31 34 125 Over
Cleveland Cavaliers CLE 37 9 38 26 110
04/02/23 Indiana Pacers IND 28 33 26 18 105 Under
Cleveland Cavaliers CLE 28 31 27 29 115
02/05/23 Cleveland Cavaliers CLE 27 35 36 24 122 Under
Indiana Pacers IND 25 21 38 19 103
12/29/22 Cleveland Cavaliers CLE 34 34 28 30 126 Over
Indiana Pacers IND 29 35 35 36 135
12/16/22 Indiana Pacers IND 31 30 33 18 112 Over
Cleveland Cavaliers CLE 29 25 29 35 118
03/08/22 Cleveland Cavaliers CLE 32 31 27 37 127 Over
Indiana Pacers IND 24 39 35 26 124
02/11/22 Cleveland Cavaliers CLE 28 35 25 32 120 Over
Indiana Pacers IND 47 27 22 17 113
02/06/22 Indiana Pacers IND 27 20 21 17 85 Under
Cleveland Cavaliers CLE 12 24 25 37 98
01/02/22 Indiana Pacers IND 30 26 28 20 104 Under
Cleveland Cavaliers CLE 30 28 30 20 108

Cavaliers Vs Over/Under

Pacers Vs Over/Under

Cavaliers Recent Games

Date vsOpp Result Reb Ast Tov Shots
03/16 vs HOU 103-117L 45 22 15 82
03/13 vs NOP 116-95W 46 38 9 92
03/11 @ PHX 111-117L 37 30 12 86
03/10 @ BRO 101-120L 31 25 12 76
03/08 @ MIN 113-104W 46 27 12 90
03/06 vs ATL 101-114L 42 27 13 89
03/05 @ BOS 105-104W 42 28 8 90
03/03 @ NYK 98-107L 39 31 10 87
03/01 vs DET 110-100W 53 25 15 83
02/28 vs CHI 123-105W 39 37 12 96

Pacers Recent Games

Date vsOpp Result Reb Ast Tov Shots
03/16 @ BRO 121-100W 50 21 10 105
03/13 @ CHI 129-132L 47 30 8 99
03/12 vs OKL 108-111L 40 32 8 89
03/10 vs ORL 111-97W 46 20 12 81
03/07 @ MIN 111-113L 39 26 15 82
03/05 vs DAL 137-120W 43 34 8 94
03/03 vs SAS 105-117L 42 20 10 93
03/01 vs NOP 102-129L 44 25 16 95
02/28 @ NOP 123-114W 50 34 8 102
02/26 @ TOR 122-130L 43 27 10 100

Starting Lineups

Cavaliers Notable Injuries

  • Donovan Mitchell (PG/SG): Avg: 27.4pts, 5.3reb, 6.1ast, 35.4 minutes. Last game: 03/16/24. Impact: 6.8
  • Evan Mobley (PF/C): Avg: 15.6pts, 10.0reb, 3.1ast, 30.7 minutes. Last game: 03/05/24. Impact: 6.3
  • Max Strus (SG/SF): Avg: 11.9pts, 4.8reb, 3.7ast, 31.7 minutes. Last game: 03/03/24. Impact: 3.8
  • Dean Wade (PF): Avg: 5.3pts, 4.0reb, 0.8ast, 20.1 minutes. Last game: 03/08/24. Impact: 2.2
  • Isaiah Mobley (C): Avg: 1.7pts, 0.8reb, 0.7ast, 6.9 minutes. Last game: 03/13/24. Impact: 1.1
  • Pete Nance (PF): Avg: 0.0pts, 0.3reb, 0.0ast, 2.5 minutes. Last game: 03/10/24. Impact: 0.1

Pacers Notable Injuries

  • Bennedict Mathurin (SF): Avg: 14.9pts, 4.1reb, 2.0ast, 26.2 minutes. Last game: 03/05/24. Impact: 4.5
  • Isaiah Jackson (C): Avg: 7.0pts, 4.1reb, 0.8ast, 13.4 minutes. Last game: 03/16/24. Impact: 2.5
  • Kendall Brown (SG/SF): Avg: 1.3pts, 0.2reb, 0.3ast, 3.5 minutes. Last game: 03/16/24. Impact: 0.4
  • Quenton Jackson (PG/SG): Avg: 0.0pts, 1.0reb, 0.0ast, 1.8 minutes. Last game: 03/16/24. Impact: 2.1

Top Player Props

This article, published more than 6 hours prior to game time, focuses exclusively on Over prop bets due to the propensity for NBA teams to make last-minute injury adjustments. For the most current prop bets, including any updates closer to tip-off, please refer to the link provided below the table.

Cavaliers Defense vs

Position Pts Reb Ast Overall vs NBA
C #8 #22 #2 #10 -6.4%
PF #24 #14 #16 #22 6.5%
PG #9 #5 #10 #4 -14.6%
SF #3 #21 #3 #4 -15.1%
SG #14 #21 #19 #22 3.2%

Pacers Defense vs

Position Pts Reb Ast Overall vs NBA
C #11 #29 #12 #19 3.1%
PF #9 #8 #28 #9 -5.2%
PG #25 #10 #1 #8 -9.0%
SF #13 #9 #28 #15 -0.3%
SG #28 #28 #2 #20 2.3%
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Team Comparison

Team Logo
Points per Game
108.7
119.2
Rebounds per Game
42.1
44.3
Assists per Game
29.6
28.6
Steals per Game
6.6
7.6
Blocks per Game
5.4
5.9
Shots per Game
84.9
94.0
3-Pointers Made per Game
14.8
11.2
2-Pt Percentage per Game
53.2
57.2
3-Pt Percentage per Game
38.3
33.8
Turnovers per Game
12.2
10.8
Fouls per Game
16.3
19.2

Recent Trends

  • Sam Merrill (SG): 3 Game Minutes avg jumped 31.8% to 25.8, 19.6 min average previous 3 games.
  • Max Strus (SG/SF): 3 Game Minutes avg jumped 73.5% to 33.7, 19.4 min average previous 3 games.
  • Dean Wade (PF): 3 Game Minutes avg jumped 60.2% to 28.1, 17.5 min average previous 3 games.
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