It’s the penultimate game of the regular season for both the Pacers (46-35) and Cavaliers (47-33) and the winner of Friday’s night’s contest will avoid the play-in tournament held for the #7 to #10 seeds. Cleveland holds a one game lead for the #4 seed, which would give home court advantage for the first round of the postseason but #6 Indiana and #5 Orlando are still right in the hunt.

Before Betting on April 12 Pacers vs Cavaliers

The Pacers come into Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse with some momentum as winners of five of their last six. Indiana has the #1 scoring offense in the NBA (122.9 ppg) and are the best field goal shooting team in the league (50.5) and that prowess was on display Tuesday in a 140-123 victory at Toronto.

The catalyst behind the Pacers offensive success is undoubtedly Tyrese Haliburton, who leads the league with 10.9 assists/game. Haliburton can not only dish, he’s been on a scoring surge also with 24+ points in three of five games this month including 30 vs. the Raptors last time out.

The Cavaliers – like every NBA team – would love to host the first round of the playoffs especially because they are 25-14 at home on the season. Compared to the Pacers though, Cleveland is kind of limping into the playoffs. They had lost four of five prior to a 110-98 victory over Memphis on Wednesday but even that wasn’t especially impressive considering they were -19 point favorites.

Indiana vs Cleveland NBA Offshore Betting Odds

Offshore Sportsbook Moneyline Total Point Spread
BetOnline PACERS (2.13) | CAVS (1.75) 233 PACERS +2.5 (1.91) | CAVS -2.5 (1.91)
MyBookie PACERS (2.11) | CAVS (1.74) 234 PACERS +2.5 (1.91) | CAVS -2.5 (1.91)
BetUS PACERS (2.12) | CAVS (1.75) 233.5 PACERS +2.5 (1.90) | CAVS -2.5 (1.90) PACERS (2.13) | CAVS (1.75) 233 PACERS +2.5 (1.49) | CAVS -2.5 (2.75)
XBet PACERS (2.11) | CAVS (1.74) 234 PACERS +2.5 (1.91) | CAVS -2.5 (1.91)

April 12 Pacers vs Cavaliers NBA Prediction & Pick

Cleveland hasn’t played great down the stretch but to be fair they were without leading scorer Donovan Mitchell (knee) for a chunk of games towards the end of March. Mitchell had his best scoring output (29) since returning from injury on Wednesday, but this game still looks like it goes the Pacers’ way. 

Pick: Pacers +2.5