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Indiana @ Cleveland

Current Records: Indiana 31-36; Cleveland 21-47

What to Know

After a three-game homestand, the Indiana Pacers will be on the road. The Pacers and the Cleveland Cavaliers will face off in a Central Division battle at 7:30 p.m. ET Monday at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Indiana is hoping to patch up the holes in a defense that has allowed an average of 115.4 points per game.

Indiana fought the good fight in their overtime matchup against the Washington Wizards this past Saturday but wound up with a less-than-desirable result, falling 133-132. The losing side was boosted by power forward Domantas Sabonis, who dropped a triple-double on 30 points, 13 assists, and 13 rebounds. Sabonis now has eight triple-doubles this season.

Meanwhile, Cleveland was expected to have a tough go of it on Sunday, and, well, they did. They have to be aching after a bruising 124-97 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. Cleveland was down 98-72 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. One thing holding Cleveland back was the mediocre play of small forward Isaac Okoro, who did not have his best game: he played for 31 minutes with 5-for-15 shooting.

The Pacers are the favorite in this one, with an expected 6-point margin of victory. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread as they are currently on a two-game streak of ATS wins.

Both of these teams will be looking to put their recent losses behind them and walk away with a win. Check back to see which squad is able to work their way into the win column.

How To Watch

  • When: Monday at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse -- Cleveland, Ohio
  • TV: Bally Sports Midwest - Indiana
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Pacers are a solid 6-point favorite against the Cavaliers, according to the latest NBA odds.

The line on this game has moved quite a bit since it opened, as it started out with the Pacers as a 2.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

Cleveland have won 17 out of their last 32 games against Indiana.

  • Mar 03, 2021 - Indiana 114 vs. Cleveland 111
  • Dec 31, 2020 - Indiana 119 vs. Cleveland 99
  • Feb 29, 2020 - Indiana 113 vs. Cleveland 104
  • Nov 01, 2019 - Indiana 102 vs. Cleveland 95
  • Oct 26, 2019 - Cleveland 110 vs. Indiana 99
  • Feb 09, 2019 - Indiana 105 vs. Cleveland 90
  • Jan 08, 2019 - Indiana 123 vs. Cleveland 115
  • Dec 18, 2018 - Cleveland 92 vs. Indiana 91
  • Oct 27, 2018 - Indiana 119 vs. Cleveland 107
  • Apr 29, 2018 - Cleveland 105 vs. Indiana 101
  • Apr 27, 2018 - Indiana 121 vs. Cleveland 87
  • Apr 25, 2018 - Cleveland 98 vs. Indiana 95
  • Apr 22, 2018 - Cleveland 104 vs. Indiana 100
  • Apr 20, 2018 - Indiana 92 vs. Cleveland 90
  • Apr 18, 2018 - Cleveland 100 vs. Indiana 97
  • Apr 15, 2018 - Indiana 98 vs. Cleveland 80
  • Jan 26, 2018 - Cleveland 115 vs. Indiana 108
  • Jan 12, 2018 - Indiana 97 vs. Cleveland 95
  • Dec 08, 2017 - Indiana 106 vs. Cleveland 102
  • Nov 01, 2017 - Indiana 124 vs. Cleveland 107
  • Apr 23, 2017 - Cleveland 106 vs. Indiana 102
  • Apr 20, 2017 - Cleveland 119 vs. Indiana 114
  • Apr 17, 2017 - Cleveland 117 vs. Indiana 111
  • Apr 15, 2017 - Cleveland 109 vs. Indiana 108
  • Apr 02, 2017 - Cleveland 135 vs. Indiana 130
  • Feb 15, 2017 - Cleveland 113 vs. Indiana 104
  • Feb 08, 2017 - Cleveland 132 vs. Indiana 117
  • Nov 16, 2016 - Indiana 103 vs. Cleveland 93
  • Apr 06, 2016 - Indiana 123 vs. Cleveland 109
  • Feb 29, 2016 - Cleveland 100 vs. Indiana 96
  • Feb 01, 2016 - Cleveland 111 vs. Indiana 106
  • Nov 08, 2015 - Cleveland 101 vs. Indiana 97