Cavaliers vs New Orleans Pelicans NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Cavaliers vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction 3/13/2024

The Cleveland Cavaliers (41-24) travel to face off against the New Orleans Pelicans (39-25) on Wednesday, March 13th. This game will be played at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans and televised on BSNO. The Pelicans are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Cavaliers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Hawks. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

Cavaliers vs Pelicans

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The Cavaliers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent matchup, the Cavaliers conveyed a message to the Suns with a score of 117-111. While the Cavaliers lost the game straight-up, they did manage to cover the spread as +7 point underdogs. The over/under line entering this matchup was 220.5 points, and both teams achieved a total score that exceeded that line.

In their last ten games, the Cavaliers are 5-5 and have an overall record of 41-24. Currently, they are in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference and 2nd in the Central division.

Cleveland comes in with an overall ATS record of 32-31 so far this season. The Cavaliers maintain an ATS record of 15-13 on the road, while they have a 17-18 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

The Pelicans Are Coming Off A Win

The Pelicans beat the Hawks in their most recent game, ending with a score of 116-103. As the second half got underway, the Pelicans were leading by a score of 53-42.

The Pelicans are looking to extend their current four game winning streak and are 39-25 overall. In their 64 games, the Pelicans have gone 24-18 against Western Conference teams and are 15-7 in non-conference play.

Currently, New Orleans holds an above .500 ATS record of 35-28 so far this year. On the road, the Pelicans have an ATS record of 18-15 compared to a 17-13 record vs. the spread at home.

Cavaliers Offense Breakdown

The Cavaliers come into today’s game as the 18th ranked scoring offense at 113.7 points per game.

This season, the Cavaliers are averaging 113.7 points per game, which is 18th in the NBA. On the road, they are averaging 112.8 points per game.

So far, the Cavaliers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 44.6% of their games. They have made an average of 13.6 three-pointers per game, which is 7th in the league.

When it comes to field goal percentage, the Cavaliers are 13th in the league at 47%. They are also 10th in two-point shooting percentage at 56%.

Pelicans Offense Breakdown

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In 64 games games, New Orleans has an average of 116.4 points per game (13th).

When playing at home, the Pelicans are averaging 117.2 points per game, which is 12th in the NBA. Overall, they are 13th in scoring at 116.4 points per game.

So far this season, New Orleans has made 12.5 three-pointers per game, which is 16th in the league. They are 5th in three-point shooting percentage at 38%.

When it comes to field goal percentage, the Pelicans are 8th in the NBA at 48%. In terms of pace, they are 17th at 97.9 possessions per game.

Cavaliers Team Defense

Although the Cavaliers’ defense is 5th in the league defensively this season, over their last three games they have allowed 113.7 points per contest, which is 10th in the NBA. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Cavaliers squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 51.8% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 36.3% from downtown.

Pelicans Team Defense

This season, the Pelicans defense has been impressive, holding the 8th position in the league while permitting an average of 111.1 points per contest. Inside the arc, the Pelicans defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 55.0% and 34.4% from three-point territory.

Key Players For The Cavaliers And Pelicans

Our projections for today’s game indicate that Donovan Mitchell will be the primary scorer for the Cavaliers, with 27 points and going 10/20 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 28 points per game, along with 5.4 rebounds.

As for New Orleans, Zion Williamson is projected to be the primary scorer for the Pelicans. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 22, and adding 6 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 57.7%, and his scoring average is 22.1 points per game.

Cavaliers vs Pelicans Trends

  • Through their last three road contests, the Cavaliers offense has averaged 111 points per game while allowing an average of 114. Cleveland posted an overall record of 1-2 while going 1-2 ATS.
  • When looking at their past five home matchups, New Orleans has an ATS record of 3-1-1 while averaging 117 per game. The team went 4-1 overall in these games.
  • Looking back on the team’s last three games as the underdog, the Cavaliers have a straight up record of 1-2. Their record vs the spread in these games was 2-1.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Pelicans have a strong straight up record of 3-0. In addition, their ATS record was 2-0-1 in these scenarios.

Cavaliers vs Pelicans Prediction

The Cavaliers come in as the underdog at +7, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 216.5, and our model predicts the Cavaliers and Pelicans to score a combined 228 points. We recommend betting on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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