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2021 NBA Handicapping
(20-13) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. New Orleans Pelicans (12-22)
Date: Tuesday, December 28th, 2021
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Smoothie King Center
NBA Moneyline Odds: Cavaliers -240 | Pelicans +200 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Cavaliers -6 / Pelicans +6
NBA Betting Total: 214.5
The Cleveland Cavaliers will be on the road to take on the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday, December 28th.
The tip-off is set for 8:00 ET from Smoothie King Center.
Cleveland started off as a 3 point favorite and that number is now up to 6. The total has gone from 213.5 to 214.5.
The Cavaliers have played pretty well this year, especially considering how bad they have looked in past years. It is truly a good sign for this franchise.
This team is 3-1 in their last four games and they should really make it 4-1 when things are all settled on Tuesday night.
Just as a basketball fan, it is good to see that this team can be relevant without Lebron James. For a while, it seemed like this team would always be a bottomfeeder in the NBA.
You have got to give the front office for this team credit for the success they have had in the draft. Guys such as Garland, Sexton, and Mobley were big hits and they are all cornerstone pieces of the organization. When those guys develop and hit their prime, you better watch out for this team.
Cleveland absolutely thrashed the Toronto Raptors on Sunday by a score of 144-99. Listen, I am not surprised they won the ball game, but I never saw them winning by 45 points. Wow!
As noted by the number of points that were scored in that game, you can conclude that offense was not an issue at all. Six players ended up reaching double figures and the leading scorer was Kevin Love, who had 22 points and 9 rebounds.
New Orleans Pelicans
Things have really not gone all that well for the Pelicans this year. Of course, things can change, but I doubt they will with this team.
New Orleans comes into this game with a record of 12-22, which puts them in 14th place in the Western Conference. The only team that is below them is the Houston Rockets.
The Zion Williamson injury has been a true killer for this team. He is a great singular talent but is hard for him to show that when he is sidelined.
New Orleans last played on Sunday, where they lost to the OKC Thunder by a score of 117-112. Simply put, that is a game they should not have lost. It is a pretty bad look to lose to a team like that, but nothing should surprise us with this group.
In the loss to the Thunder, Josh Hart was the leading scorer with 29 points and 10 rebounds. Garrett Temple also chipped in 22 points and 6 boards.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Cavs are 15-1 ATS in their last 16 games.
- The Cavs are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games on the road.
- The Pelicans are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
- The total has gone over in 4 of New Orleans’ last 5 games.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Analysis:
I am curious to see how the Cavs play after they totally dismantled the Raptors on Sunday. I know that a lot of teams would have a big letdown, but I do not see that happening with this crew.
Cleveland really needs to be able to take care of their business in this one. You cannot lose to the Pelicans, even if the game is on the road.
The Cavs do have some key players that are out, but I do feel they can adjust. They were missing some folks on Sunday and that did not seem to bother them one bit.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Cavaliers ATS
I look for the Cavaliers to keep up their good play in this one. They know they are the better team and I feel like they will show it.
Everyone in the betting world knows how good Cleveland has been ATS as of late and really for the whole year. In this game, I look for that trend to continue. They may not beat New Orleans by as much as they did against Toronto, but I do feel they have the talent to cover the 6 here.
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