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Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers 10/8/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Indiana Pacers (0-1) and the Cleveland Cavaliers (1-1) will clash in the NBA Preseason face-off schedule at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET. Indiana acquired the services of Rick Carlisle as the head coach after the team did not qualify in the playoffs last season. The Pacers bowed to the New York Knicks at 104-125 in their recent preseason battle on Tuesday. All-Star center Domantas Sabonis led Indiana with an average of 20.3 PPG with 12.0 rebounds and 6.7 assists per outing last season. The Pacers posted 41.3% shooting from the field, 34.1% from the three-point region, and 81.3% from the free-throw line with 38 points scored in the paint. Indiana hauled down 54 total rebounds with 11 offensive boards and distributed 26 assists with 8 blocks and one steal. The Indiana Pacers gave up 16 turnovers and committed 22 personal fouls in the loss.


SG Chris Duarte led the Pacers in scoring with 15 while distributing a team-high 5 assists in the losing effort. SF Jeremy Lamb hauled down 9 rebounds to control the board for Indiana with 7 points added while PF/C Domantas Sabonis added 8 boards, 3 assists, and 6 points for the Pacers. SG Justin Holiday added 13 points while Center Myles Turner and PG/SG T.J. McConnell contributed 10 points apiece for the Indiana Pacers.


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Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers Predictions 10/8/2021


The Cleveland Cavaliers will take on the Indiana Pacers after winning their recent outing versus the Atlanta Hawks at 99-96 on Wednesday. Before their recent victory, the Cavaliers kneeled to the Chicago Bulls at 95-131 in their debut Preseason game on Monday. Cleveland ranked 13th in Eastern Conference while dropping to last place in the league after scoring an average of 103.8 PPG. The Cavaliers outscored the Atlanta Hawks at 44.2% to 39.6% field goal shooting in their victory on Wednesday. Cleveland recorded 30.0 % shooting from beyond the arc and made 73.3% attempted shots from the charity line with a total of 40 points from the paint. The Cavaliers grabbed 38 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds while dispensing a total of 23 assists in the triumph. The Cavs had 5 blocked shots with 6 steals but recorded 21 turnovers in the win.


PG/SG Collin Sexton scored 19 points while PG Darius Garland added 15 in leading the scoring while Garland dished out 7 assists for Cleveland. Center Jarrett Allen and SF Isaac Okoro contributed 12 points each in the winning effort for the Cavaliers. C/PF Evan Mobley dominated the board with 12 rebounds while adding 8 points in the victory.        


Indiana Pacers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers. The NBA Pick for this game is Cleveland +3.5. The Cavs just gained momentum from their recent victory over the Atlanta Hawks while the Pacers struggled in dealing injuries and the team is still trying to find the right blend in their offense, especially on defense. Moreover, Indiana lost five consecutive preseason contests overall. Cleveland will have their chance of grabbing their second preseason victory at home on Friday. The prediction: The Cleveland Cavaliers will win at 114-112.       


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Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers 10/8/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 7:00 PM ET


Location: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, OH


Date: Friday, October 8, 2021




NBA Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland Cavaliers +3.5


NBA Totals: 226.5


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