3-Game NBA POWER SWEEP
Cleveland vs. Indiana,
11/01/2019 19:00 EDT,
Score: 95 - 102
Total: -115/+214 Under
8* Under Pacers/Cavs (7:05 ET): Both of these teams won Wednesday night. Cleveland used some hot second-half shooting to beat the Bulls 117-111 and remain unbeaten at home (2-0). Indiana, now 1-3, picked up its first win of the season by beating Brooklyn 118-108 in what was a battle of 0-3 ATS teams. This is an early season rematch as the Cavs won the first go around 110-99, at home. The Cavs have shot better than 50% in both home games this year, but are down at 41.3% on the road. Meanwhile, the Pacers are going to be w/o Myles Turner tonight, one of their two low-post scorers. For a 2nd time this year, this matchup produces an Under.
Cleveland has increased its scoring w/ each passing game. They started the year by getting held to 85 points in a loss at Orlando. They've scored 110 or more in each of the L3 games, so really the big jump came from game #1 to game #2, which was against these Pacers. The first meeting w/ Indiana was last Saturday and both teams were on two days' rest. The Cavs have been getting great production from their two bigs, Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson, both of whom are averaging double-doubles. But I'm unconvinced that either will be able to maintain their current averages. Tonight being a road game, I expect Cleveland's scoring to decrease from the previous game for the 1st time all season.
Indiana's offense also runs through its two big men, but one of them (Turner) will be out due to a knee injury. That leaves Domantas Sabonis alone down low. Malcom Brogden went for 30 in the first game vs. Cleveland, a number I don't see him getting to tonight. The Pacers had just six offensive rebounds in that loss to the Cavs and with Turner now out, it's not like they are likely to do any better. Don't forget the Pacers are also w/o LY's leading scorer Victor Oladipo, so it's not really that surprising to see them struggling in the early going. Indiana is 56-33 Under when favored the L3 seasons and it should be noted they were a dog when they beat Brooklyn Weds night. The Under is also 24-8 the L3 seasons when Indiana is off an outright win as a dog. The Under is 6-1 the L7 times Cleveland has played here in Indiana. 8* Under Pacers/Cavs