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(8-32) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. New Orleans Pelicans (19-22)
Date: Wednesday January 9
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Pelicans -13.5
NBA Betting Total: 221.5
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Cleveland is having a lost season, there is no other way to look at it. All they can really do in the second half is steal some wins from teams in the race.
New Orleans is one of those kinds of teams. They are looking to get this win and get back into a relevant position in the Western Conference.
The Cavs have lost 9 of 10 and 11 of 12. That one win in that stretch was by single point so we could be looking at a much longer losing streak very easily.
On a team with not much depth things are getting worse. Rodney Hood just returned to injured list as did Tristan Thompson, though his foot injury has him as probable at the moment.
Injuries and the fact that the season is lost is creating opportunities for some though. Jalen Jones is already on his third team but just had his best game as a pro, scoring 15 points in the loss to New Orleans.
After the trade from Utah Alex Burks is getting some run but he has been shooting it terribly. It is hard to find anyone who is really having a good season amidst the morass.
It is getting really hard to assume the Cavs can even really compete in games against mediocre teams, let along good ones.
New Orleans Pelicans
The last game before a road trip can be a little tricky but at the same time the Pelicans killed Cleveland last weekend, winning by 35. No reason to expect much different in this one.
In the recent blowout win it was a total team performance for the Pelicans. No player scored more than 22 points but as a team they shot 57% from the field, including 51% on threes. Repeating that is tough but Cleveland is a bad team so it is possible.
It looks like New Orleans might be missing E’Twaun Moore for this one. He has been really good for them this season averaging a career high 13ppg. Missing him shouldn’t be the difference between winning and losing but could be a factor in the score.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 6-2 in CLE last 8 road games.
- Under is 6-2 in CLE last 8 vs. NBA Southwest.
- Under is 18-7-1 in CLE last 26 Wed. games.
- NO are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Central.
- NO are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 Wed. games.
Free Cleveland Cavaliers vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Prediction:
Counting on the Pels since their hot start has been frustrating. They are only 10-10 ATS at home.
Cleveland is a team you have to fade though. They are more than capable of losing to any team in the league by 15 or more.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Pelicans ATS
The Pels should get another easy win. Probably not as big a blowout as last time though.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Pelicans 119 – Cavaliers 101
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