Cleveland Cavaliers vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, Pick and Preview, January 16 (1/16): NBA

Cleveland Cavaliers vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, Pick and Preview, January 16 (1/16): NBA

 

Odds

Time 7:30 p.m. EST
Cavaliers money line -250
Cavaliers spread -6.5 (-110)
Pelicans money line +165
Pelicans spread +6.5 (-110)
Over / under 222

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Cleveland Cavaliers New Orleans Pelicans
Record 27-17 26-17
Home / road record 18-4 9-12
Streak L1 W1
Points per game 111.00 117.00
Points allowed per game 106.00 113.00
Rebounds per game 43.00 45.00
Rebounds allowed per game 40.00 41.00
Over / under record 21-23 25-18
 

Preview

The Cleveland Cavaliers return home to host the New Orleans Pelicans at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Monday. These teams faced each other twice last season season and they tied 1-1 but the Pelicans covered the spread in both games.  

 

Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cavaliers get here with a 27-17 record overall and are 18-4 at home so far this season ranking 2nd in the Central division. Cleveland is the top team in the Eastern Conference at limiting opponent scoring, allowing 107.0 points while holding opponents to 46.5% shooting.

Jarrett Allen is averaging 13.6 points and 9.8 rebounds for the Cavaliers. Mitchell is averaging 3.1 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Cleveland.

In their last 10 games, the Cavaliers are 5-5, averaging 113.6 points, 42.0 rebounds, 24.1 assists, 6.7 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 48.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.2 points per game.

New Orleans Pelicans

The Pelicans get here with a 26-17 record overall and 9-12 in road games ranking 2nd in the Southwest. New Orleans is fifth in the Western Conference with 15.2 fast break points per game led by CJ McCollum averaging 3.2.

McCollum is averaging 21.2 points and 5.9 assists for the Pelicans. Zion Williamson is averaging 16.5 points over the last 10 games for New Orleans.

In their last 10 games the Pelicans are 5-5, averaging 115.8 points, 44.5 rebounds, 22.5 assists, 7.7 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 47.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.0 points.

 

BETTING TRENDS

New Orleans are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games against Cleveland.

New Orleans are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games against Cleveland.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans' last 5 games on the road.

New Orleans are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland.

Cleveland are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.

The total has gone OVER in 9 of Cleveland's last 13 games.

The total has gone OVER in 13 of Cleveland's last 20 games against New Orleans.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Cavaliers lost 3 of their 5 games on the road but they return home where they have won 18 of 22 games there with a 13-7-2 ATS record. The Pelicans have lost 3 of their last 5 games and without Zion they have been struggling in defense allowing over 117 points on the road. The Cavs are allowing only 105 points at home and are full healthy for this game so I'll go with them to win and cover the spread.

 

PICK: Cavaliers -6.5 (-110)

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