NBA Betting: Pacers Stare Down Cavs, Celtics
After having their six-game winning streak snapped over the weekend, the Indiana Pacers return to the court this week with two very different games as they face the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday and the Boston Celtics on Wednesday.
The Pacers had their streak ended by the Toronto Raptors on Sunday night when they fell 121-105 as a 1.5-point underdog at Bovada Sportsbook. The loss also dropped them to 4-3 against the spread in their last seven games.
Indiana should be a road favorite against the awful Cavaliers on Tuesday night. In their last seven road games, the Pacers are 5-2 straight up and ATS, and as a road favorite they’re 11-1 SU and 7-4-1 ATS in their last 12.
Cleveland will enter Tuesday night having lost five straight at 3-2 ATS, and in their last 21 games the Cavaliers are a terrible 3-18 SU and 12-9 ATS. At home Cleveland has lost six straight both SU and ATS.
The last time Cleveland and Indiana met up, the Cavaliers pulled off a 92-91 upset win as 12.5-point underdogs. With that win, they improved to 6-4 SU in their last 10 vs Indiana, but they’re only 2-8 ATS.
Indiana 5-1 SU, ATS in second game of back-to-backs
After dealing with Cleveland on Tuesday, the Pacers will head to Boston to play the Celtics on Wednesday. Boston faced the Brooklyn Nets as a 9.5-point favorite Monday, and entered that matchup 5-2 SU and ATS in its last seven. At home Boston has won four straight SU and ATS and is 8-2 SU and ATS in the last 10.
In its lone matchup against Boston this season, Indiana registered a close 102-101 win as a 3.5-point home underdog. That was the Pacers’ third straight win SU vs Boston and fourth in a row ATS. Indiana has also won its last two games in Boston SU and ATS.
While playing back-to-back games this season, the Pacers have done better in the second contest. In the first of back-to-back games, Indiana is 4-2 SU and 3-3 ATS, compared to 5-1 SU and ATS in the second.
Visiting Bucks try to ground Rockets
Also on tap Wednesday night, the Milwaukee Bucks will be in tough on the road against the Houston Rockets.
Both sides are in action Monday night, as the Bucks host the Utah Jazz and the Rockets entertain the Denver Nuggets. Heading into Monday, Milwaukee was 5-1 SU and ATS in its last six, while Houston was 6-1 SU and ATS in its last seven.
At home Houston has been dominant lately with nine straight wins at 8-0-1 ATS. Milwaukee is 4-1 SU and 3-1-1 ATS in its last five on the road and has been tough as an underdog this season at 4-1 SU and ATS in five games.
The Rockets have owned this matchup in recent years, going 8-2 SU and 5-5 ATS in their last 10 vs the Bucks.