Cash the 'Over' with a Fast-Paced Game Between Cavs & Pacers

Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:56 PM UTC

Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017 12:56 PM UTC

Despite the best efforts from Paul George, who started basically ripping into his teammates after Game 2, the Pacers find themselves down 0-2 as they head back home to welcome the Cavaliers tonight. Can we expect the Pacers to come out strong here, or should we see a Cavaliers steamrolling coming?

<h2><strong>Pacers Role Players</strong></h2><p>Usually, role players tend to play better at home. It’s one of the reasons a home court or home field advantage exists in sports. In basketball, you not only get to sleep in your own bed before a game, but the rims are more friendly and familiar, so shots tend to fall a bit more.</p><p>However, with the Pacers that has always kind of been a mystery on who will show up at any given time. Indiana has a lot of depth at the two guard positions, but Jeff Teague has been awful, Monta Ellis is too old to take over a game with his scoring and none of the other guys have proven their ability to make shots off the bench in this series.</p><p>Even with the first two games close, I see the <a href="" title="Pacers-Cavs Game 2 Will Go 'Under' Total">total once again being the better wager</a> in this one, especially now that the Pacers are back at home.</p><p> </p><h2><strong>The Sharp Pick</strong></h2><p>The Pacers averaged 107 points per game at home this season and if they want a chance to get back into this series, tonight is a must-win game. With how well their offense (George) has played in this series, combined with the home cooking, I see a higher scoring game tonight.</p><p>Both teams picked up their pace in Game 2 and now at home, I expect the Pacers to do the same. This season when playing at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the Pacers played at a pace of more than 98 possessions per game and in the first half, it was 99.</p><p>The Cavs should be happy to play along with a faster-paced game and if they are knocking down three points tonight in the Bank. For your <a href="" title="More NBA Picks Available Here">NBA picks</a>, look for another over to cash.</p><p style="text-align:center"><a href=";book=Bookmaker" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="height:380px;width:380px" /></a></p>
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