Pacers and Cavaliers Clash in Crucial Playoff Positioning Battle

April 13, 2024
Pacers and Cavaliers Clash in Crucial Playoff Positioning Battle
  • The Indiana Pacers are set to play against the Cleveland Cavaliers at 7:30 p.m. ET on April 12, 2024, at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio.

  • The Pacers have a strong recent record, winning five of their last six games, and stand at 46-34, while the Cavaliers have a 47-33 record after winning their most recent game.

  • Injuries have impacted both teams' rosters, with the Pacers missing Quenton Jackson, Oscar Tshiebwe, and Bennedict Mathurin, and uncertainty around Isaiah Jackson's participation. The Cavaliers are without Dean Wade, Ty Jerome, Sam Merrill, and Donovan Mitchell.

  • The upcoming game is critical for playoff positioning, with the Pacers needing one more win to secure a top-six seed and the potential for a top-four seed with a victory over the Cavaliers.

  • There is significant online buzz regarding the All-NBA team selection, which is being closely followed by fans and commentators.

  • SportsLine's model suggests betting on the Under for this game, with a point-spread pick that historically wins over 50% of the time.

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