Pelicans vs. Cavaliers Pick
Can the Cleveland Cavaliers get back on track today when they host the New Orleans Pelicans at 7:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at RealBets, Cleveland is heavily favored at home, as they are getting odds of -9.5 points against the Pelicans. The over/under total for the game has been set at 208.5 points.
Cleveland is 35-14 on the season, 19-4 at home and 21-25-3 against the spread. New Orleans is 18-31 overall, 5-19 on the road and 20-29 against the spread. New Orleans has won five of its last six against the Cavaliers, covering the spread in four of the five victories. These two have hit the over in six of their last seven meetings.
What is wrong with Cleveland? Just when it seemed as though Tyronn Lue had a clue, the Cavs dropped two straight to Charlotte and Boston. To make it worse, Kevin Love suffered a thigh bruise in their loss to Boston and might not play against the Pelicans. New Orleans beat Cleveland in overtime in their first meeting in December. Forwards Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson are touch matchups for the Cavs because they are long, athletic and have deep range.
SATURDAY’S NBA FREE PICK: NEW ORLEANS PELICANS +9.5
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