Pacers at Cavaliers 1/8/19 - NBA Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 08/07/2019 at 1:16 PM ET

The Tuesday NBA schedule wll tip-off with a matchup between the Indiana Pacers and Cleveland Cavaliers from Quicken Loans Arena. The Pacers have won 12 of their 20 road games and are currently in third place in the East. On Sunday, Indiana had their six-game winning streak snapped during a 121-105 road loss at Toronto. The Pacers were outscored in each quarter and allowed the Raptors to shoot 52 percent from the field.

All five Indiana starters scored in double figures and were led by Bojan Bogdanovic with 21 points. Domantas Sabonis added 16 points and 11 rebounds in a losing effort for the Pacers. The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost nine straight games and are in possession of the worst record in the league. On Saturday, Cleveland was outscored by 28 points during the second half of a 133-98 home loss versus New Orleans. The Cavaliers turned the ball over 20 times and shot just 41 percent from the field in defeat.

Cleveland G Jordan Clarkson led all scorers with 23 points in 24 minutes off the bench. Tristan Thompson added ten points and 11 rebounds for the Cavaliers.

Cleveland G/F Rodney Hood is dealing with an Achilles injury and will not play in this contest. These two teams rank in the bottom half of the league in offensive efficiency, so the under is worth a look. The stronger play is on Cleveland to keep things close at home. Final Score Prediction, Indiana Pacers 107-102.

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