Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Cavaliers vs Pelicans Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Cleveland Cavaliers taking on the New Orleans Pelicans Friday December 4 at Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Cleveland Cavaliers (13-5) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (4-15)
Date: FridayDecember 3
Time: 930 PM EST
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Cleveland -5
NBA Betting Total: 207.5
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The Cavaliers look to get back on track when they travel to Smoothie King Arena to take on the Pelicans for ESPN Friday Night Basketball.
Cleveland dropped their last outing to the Wizards at home as 9 points favorites.
The Pelicans have struggled all season long and come in off another loss, this time to Houston by 7.
The Cavaliers scored a season low in points with 85 against the Wizards at home. Cleveland looked out of sync all night long and continued to miss layups and jump shots.
The loss marked the 2nd loss over a 7 game span for the Cavaliers.
Lebron James has been laying into this Cavaliers team about effort and care, but he was one of the main reasons for the loss to Washington. James committed 9 turnovers and missed plenty of open shots in the loss.
C Timofey Mozgov has also been a struggle since returning from his shoulder injury. Last time out, Mozgov was scoreless and had 4 turnovers in only 9 minutes of play.
Also struggling has been JR Smith. The SG has shot 6 of 27 and 3 of 15 from behind the arc over the last 2 games.
Cleveland has lost their last 4 trips to New Orleans.
The Pelicans just haven’t had it this season and that has led them to just 4 wins out of their first 19 games of the season.
New Orleans dropped to the third worst record in the NBA with their 108-101 loss to Houston on Wednesday. New Orleans has dropped 4 in a row and are getting torched on defense. They are allowing an NBA worse 109.1 points per game.
New Orleans has allowed 100 points or more in 17 of their 19 games played this season. Things get even worse for them as they’ve allowed 110 points or more 10 times this year.
The lone bright spot for them has been PF Anthony Davis. The star PF will look for his third straight double-double as he comes in off a 29 points, 13 rebounds performances against Houston.
G Tyreke Evans will play in just his 3rd game this season on Friday. Evans shot just 2 of 9 against the Rockets on Wednesday.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Cavaliers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Southwest.
- Cavaliers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Cavaliers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Pelicans are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Pelicans are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
Free NBA Prediction:
The Cavaliers and ESPN just go well together. Cleveland will bring their A game as they look for a bounce-back performance after getting embarrassed at home against Washington.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Cleveland ATS
Lebron James puts on a show here as the Cavaliers roll in New Orleans, putting an end to their 4 game losing streak there.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Cavaliers 110- New Orleans 97
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