Lebron is 45-7 Lifetime in First Round of NBA Playoffs
The Indiana Pacers and the Cleveland Cavaliers meet at Quicken Loans Arena in Game 2 of their opening round NBA Playoffs Series. LeBron James has never lost a first-round series. He is 45-7 lifetime in opening-round games. His teams have won the last 18 in row.
Oddsmakers opened the Cavaliers as -7.5-point favorites versus the Pacers, while the game's total opened at 212. Bettors have moved Cleveland to -8.5 and the total is now settled at 208.
Cleveland was a 109-108 winner in Game #1. The Cavaliers failed to cover as a -9-point favorite. The 217 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. James was brilliant in Game 1. He had 32 points, 13 assists and six rebounds in 43 minutes. He needs only 37 points to pass Kobe Bryant (5,640 points) for third place in NBA playoff scoring history. King James needs two more rebounds to pass Robert Parish (1,765 rebounds) for eighth in postseason history.
Indiana lost Game 1 of the series 109-108. The Pacers covered in that game as a +9-point underdog. The 217 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Pacers lost when C.J. Miles missed an open 14-footer at the buzzer. They also went scoreless for nearly three minutes toward the end of the fourth quarter. This was after Jeff Teague's 3-pointer put Indiana ahead 105-103 with 3:31 left.
NBA Playoffs Betting Trends
|Indiana is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games|
|Indiana is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games|
|The total has gone OVER in 11 of Indiana's last 15 games|
|Indiana is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road|
|Indiana is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road|
|The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana's last 5 games on the road|
|Indiana is 10-2 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Cleveland|
|Indiana is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana's last 6 games when playing Cleveland|
|Indiana is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland|
|Indiana is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland|
|Cleveland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games|
|Cleveland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games|
|Cleveland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home|
|Cleveland is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games at home|
|The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games at home|
|Cleveland is 2-10 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Indiana|
|Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Indiana|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing Indiana|
|Cleveland is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Indiana|
|Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Indiana|
Indiana home to Cleveland Thursday, April 20
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