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The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Indiana Pacers face off on Sunday at 6 p.m. ET at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, where the Cavs are 10-8 at home this season. Indiana is just 3-13 on the road and hasn't won a game since Dec. 23 against Houston, but Cleveland has also lost three consecutive games. Pacers star Malcolm Brogdon averaged 23 points per game in two starts against the Cavaliers last season, but he won't be available on Sunday as he continues to comply with the league's health and safety protocols.

Cleveland is favored by three points in the latest Cavaliers vs. Pacers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 209.5. Before entering any Pacers vs. Cavaliers picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 11 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 48-24 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning almost $2,000. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Cavaliers vs. Pacers. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Cavaliers vs. Pacers:

  • Cavaliers vs. Pacers spread: Cavaliers -3
  • Cavaliers vs. Pacers over-under: 209.5 points
Featured Game | Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Indiana Pacers

What you need to know about the Cavaliers

The Cavaliers are coming off of losses in back-to-back nights to close out 2021, the most recent of which was a narrow 121-118 defeat to the Atlanta Hawks. Cleveland was up 66-51 at the end of the half but couldn't hold on to the lead. Kevin Love has played particularly well for Cleveland recently, and continued his strong play in the losing effort on New Year's Eve. He made 7-of-14 3-point attempts and finished with a double-double on 35 points and 11 rebounds.

While most teams are dealing with numerous players out due to health and safety protocols, the Cavs' backcourt has been decimated with significant injuries. After losing Collin Sexton for the season with a torn meniscus, Cleveland also saw Ricky Rubio tear the ACL in his left knee earlier this week. The team traded for Rajon Rondo from the Lakers, but he won't be available as he is out due to health and safety protocols. Kevin Pangos has started at point guard for the last two games and has 10 points and 10 assists combined in those two starts.

What you need to know about the Pacers

Indiana lost 108-106 to the Chicago Bulls this past Friday on a last-minute deep three from Chicago's DeMar DeRozan as the clock expired. Brogdon's replacement, Duane Washington Jr., had a tough game, and put up just eight points on 3-for-14 shooting in 29 minutes on the floor. Caris LeVert was the team's leading scorer and had one of his better games of late, finishing with 27 points, six rebounds and six assists.

The Pacers continue to be the league's most prolific rim-protecting team, and average 5.9 blocks per game. Myles Turner leads the NBA in blocked shots with 98 on the season and 2.8 per game. He had four blocks in the Pacers 116-108 loss to the Hornets on Dec. 29, and five blocks in two games against Cleveland last season.

How to make Pacers vs. Cavaliers picks

The model has simulated Cavaliers vs. Pacers 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning under, and it's also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

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