[7:10 PM] Cavaliers @ Pacers

Who will WIN this matchup?

Cleveland Cavaliers (9-1)

@ Indiana Pacers (5-6)


The line for this game is Cleveland by 3.5 points.

The Cleveland Cavaliers can set the record for their best 11-game start in franchise history when they hit the road to take on the Central Division-rival Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night. LeBron James fell a rebound shy of a triple-double as the Cavaliers outlasted Toronto 121-117 on Tuesday to equal the 9-1 record they built in 1976-77 before losing the next contest.

James collected 28 points, leading five players with at least 15, to go along with 14 assists and nine rebounds on Tuesday and Cleveland shot 53 percent from the field. Channing Frye has drained 11 shots from 3-point range while averaging 20.5 points in the last two games and Kyrie Irving scored 25.3 per game in the last four. Center Tristan Thompson made 7-of-8 from the field Tuesday, notching his third double-double of the season with 15 points and 11 rebounds, and forward Kevin Love owns five straight double-doubles and seven overall.

Guard Rodney Stuckey (hamstring), who has not played since Oct. 28, ran Monday and could be closing in on a return that would add depth. Myles Turner is second in scoring (14.6) and is grabbing a team-high seven rebounds per contest while key offseason acquisition point guard Jeff Teague is shooting just 37.6 percent from the field, but leads the Pacers with 6.3 assists per game.

Indiana G Monta Ellis is averaging 15.7 points over the last three contests, draining 18-of-31 from inside the 3-point arc in that span.

Cleveland G J.R. Smith (ankle) has missed two consecutive games, but could be ready to return Wednesday.

The Pacers snapped a four-game losing streak against the Cavaliers on April 6 last season.

News is just breaking that LeBron James will be rested tonight so that will lead me to flip the pick to the Pacers with the same confidence level.


StreakSmarts Pick: Indiana Pacers 

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick