Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds, Injury Report, and Predictions for Dec. 29

Tyrese Haliburton, Darius Garland - Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
Tyrese Haliburton, Darius Garland - Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports /

Led by Buddy Hield’s hot shooting, the Indiana Pacers trumped the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse, improving their record to 18-17 and starting off a four-game homestand on a positive note.

A tougher test awaits the Pacers though, as they are on deck for their second meeting against the Cleveland Cavaliers this season, a team that has already beaten them and reigns supreme as the best defensive squad in the present campaign.

Cleveland swept the season series last season, winning all four games against Indiana. The Pacers remain ahead in the all-time series, 105-99, though the Cavaliers have won five straight against the Blue and Gold, including a 118-112 victory at home last December 16.

156. Bally Sports Indiana. Thursday, Dec 29. 100. CLE -5.0. 22-13. 18-17. 7 PM EST

Indiana Pacers: 16th (ORtg), 16th (DRtg), 6th (Pace), 20th (NRtg)
Cleveland Cavaliers: 11th (ORtg), 1st (DRtg), 30th (Pace), 2nd (NRtg)

Pacers vs Cavaliers Odds, Spread, Over/Under & Betting Pick

The latest odds from FanDuel Sportsbook have Cleveland as sizable -5.0 favorites on the road at Indiana. The Cavaliers stand as -198 money line favorites while the Pacers are currently +164 money line underdogs.

The over/under for this contest has been set at 223.5. The oddsmakers are expecting a slugfest between both teams.

Projected Pacers Starting Lineup Tonight

SF: Buddy Hield

PF: Jalen Smith

C: Myles Turner

SG: Andrew Nembhard

PG: Tyrese Haliburton

Pacers Injury Report

Daniel Theis (knee) and Kendall Brown (leg) have been ruled out against Cleveland. Meanwhile, Tyrese Haliburton (knee) is currently listed as a game-time decision.

Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction

Pacers-Cavs will definitely be a stark contrast of styles, with the hosts waging their fast-paced attack against the visitor’s glacial design and defensive-minded MO. Cleveland is understandably the favorite here, especially if Haliburton is not at 100 percent for this contest. With that considered, expect the Cavaliers to impose their style of play more successfully to grind out a low-scoring win on the road.

Pacers 106, Cavaliers 114

What channel is the Indiana Pacers game on?’

Thursday’s contest will be available on Bally Sports Indiana and will tip off at 7 PM EST.

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Pacers Next Game and Schedule

The Pacers continue their homestand against the Clippers to end the calendar year, and the Raptors to kick off 2023. Two road games against the 76ers and the Trail Blazers follow suit.

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Jan. 04 @ Philadelphia

Jan. 06 @ Portland

*Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.