It’s time for Game 3 of the best of 7 series between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers on Thursday. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won the first two games of this series, and now the series moves to Indianapolis. The Cleveland Cavaliers finished the regular season with a 51-31 record, second in the Eastern Conference.
For the Indiana Pacers, they wrapped up as the 7th seed in all of the Eastern Conference. The Pacers came away with a 42-40 record in the regular season. The Pacers also finished 29-12 at home this season. The Cleveland Cavaliers are -2.5 over the Indiana Pacers on Thursday.
Cavaliers Seeking Another Finals Trip
The Cleveland Cavaliers are the defending NBA Champions and are seeking their third straight NBA Finals trip. Last season, the Cavaliers bounced back from down 3-1 to down the Warriors. This season, Cleveland once again ran away with the Central Division, beating the Bucks and Pacers by 9 games.
LeBron James has been special again for the Cavaliers. The King scored 26.4 points per game and dished out nearly 9 assists per game. Cleveland’s point guard Kyrie Irving also scored 20+ points per game, and Kevin Love is a solid scorer as well. The Cavaliers finished 4th in the league with 110 points per game.
Pacers Looking to Stay Alive
The Indiana Pacers are looking to pretty much stay alive in this series. Even if the Pacers lose, they are still not officially done, but down 3-0 is bad news against the champions. In the first two games, the Pacers have allowed Cleveland 113 points per game.
Paul George is a great scorer for the Pacers, but all indications are that he will be on his way out after this season. Indiana has seen George score 23.7 points per game. Jeff Teague, as the point guard is one of the top assists guys, with nearly 7.8 per game. Indiana won 42 games this season, after coming away with 45 last season.
Cavaliers Win Again
The Cleveland Cavaliers are just that much better than the Indiana Pacers. Many are wondering what is wrong with the Cavaliers, but the fact of the matter is – they keep winning basketball games. Cleveland wins this game as well, despite playing on the road.
Indiana is in trouble, and we are seeing the end of Paul George in a Pacers uniform. The Pacers just cannot stop Cleveland enough to win this game. The final bet for this game 3 in Indianapolis is the Cleveland Cavaliers -2.5 over the Indiana Pacers on Thursday night.
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