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Cleveland Cavaliers vs New Orleans Pelicans 2/28/2020 NBA Odds and Picks

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Cleveland Cavaliers vs New Orleans Pelicans 2-28-2020 NBA Odds and Picks

Cleveland Cavaliers vs New Orleans Pelicans 2/28/2020 – The Cleveland Cavaliers have won two straight games and they look to convert the momentum to a winning streak as they pay a visit to the New Orleans Pelicans for their next game. This match will be held on Friday, February 28 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. The television rights are granted to Fox Sports New Orleans and the live telecast starts at 8:00 pm Eastern Time. NBA League Pass subscribers can enjoy the game via online live streaming while SofaScore is another online option. The Pelicans are coming off from a tough loss and they are forecasted by Moneyline NBA Betting as the team that will come out on top after this game.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs New Orleans Pelicans 2/28/2020

When: February 28, 2020 8:00 PM ET
Where: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
TV: FOX SPORTS NEW ORLEANS
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Cleveland Cavaliers vs New Orleans Pelicans 2/28/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Cleveland Cavaliers +11.5 (-110) 237 o (-110) +575

New Orleans Pelicans
-11.5 (-110) 237 u (-110) -850
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Cleveland Cavaliers Betting

The Cavaliers are on a roll as they won four of their last five games. If it was not for the loss against the Miami Heat back in February 22, this team could have been on a five-game winning streak. So far, this team is third to the last in the NBA Eastern Conference standings with a record of 17-41. Believe it or not, the Cavs are doing a better job on the road that at home as they won nine out of 31 games. In their last win, Collin Sexton had 28 points while Tristan Thompson had a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds. So far, this team looks like they are getting their groove for the first time this season.

Players to watch: C. Sexton PG 58 GP 58 GS 32.2 MIN 19.9 PTS 1 OR 2.1 DR 3.1 REB 2.8 AST 1 STL 0.1 BLK 2.2 TO 2.1 PF 1.3 AST/TO 15.97 PER

K. Love PF 49 GP 49 GS 31.3 MIN 17.4 PTS 0.9 OR 8.8 DR 9.7 REB 3 AST 0.6 STL 0.4 BLK 2.5 TO 1.6 PF 1.2 AST/TO 17.9 PER

T. Thompson C 54 GP 49 GS 30.4 MIN 12.2 PTS 4.1 OR 6.2 DR 10.3 REB 2.1 AST 0.6 STL 0.9 BLK 1.8 TO 2.2 PF 1.1 AST/TO 17.26 PER

New Orleans Pelicans Betting

In their past ten games, the New Orleans Pelicans have lost four games as this team is batling for consistency with Zion Williamson in the roster. They now hold a record of 17 wins and 41 losses to be third from the last in the NBA Eastern Conference standings. Their last two wins were against the Philadelphia 76ers and Miami Heat in overtime. Zion Williamson has been great for them this season and he has proven to be a good building block for the Pelicans future along with Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball.

Players to Watch: B. Ingram SF 50 GP 50 GS 34 MIN 24.7 PTS 0.8 OR 5.5 DR 6.3 REB 4.3 AST 1 STL 0.7 BLK 3.1 TO 2.8 PF 1.4 AST/TO 20.4 PER

Z. Williamson SF 13 GP 13 GS 28.5 MIN 23.3 PTS 3.4 OR 3.7 DR 7.1 REB 2.3 AST 0.7 STL 0.4 BLK 2.5 TO 1.6 PF 0.9 AST/TO 25.48 PER

J. Holiday SG 49 GP 49 GS 34.7 MIN 19.2 PTS 1.2 OR 3.5 DR 4.7 REB 6.8 AST 1.7 STL 0.8 BLK 3 TO 2.1 PF 2.3 AST/TO 17.01 PER

Cleveland Cavaliers vs New Orleans Pelicans 2/28/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 7 games.
Cleveland are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Cleveland are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games against New Orleans.
Cavaliers are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against New Orleans.
Cleveland are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cleveland’s last 8 games when playing on the road against New Orleans.
Cleveland are 5-14 SU in their last 19 games this season.
Cavaliers are 0-7 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Cleveland are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Southwest Division division.

New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans’ last 7 games.
New Orleans are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans’ last 6 games against Cleveland.
Their total has gone OVER in 9 of New Orleans’ last 12 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of New Orleans’ last 8 games when playing at home against Cleveland.
New Orleans are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games this season.
New Orleans are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Pelicans are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Central Division division.
New Orleans are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games played in February.

Injuries

Cleveland Cavaliers

Andre Drummond C Calf is downgraded to OUT Friday vs New Orleans
Dante Exum PG Ankle is out indefinitely
Alfonzo McKinnie PF Plantar Fasciitis is downgraded to OUT Friday vs New Orleans
Dylan Windler SF Leg is out for season

New Orleans Pelicans

Kenrich Williams SF Back is out indefinitely

Head-to-Head
Cleveland Cavaliers New Orleans Pelicans
26-30 Against the Spread 28-26
31-26 Straight Up 33-25
106 Points per Game 115
114 Points Allowed per Game 116
45.51 Offensive FG% 46.15
76.09 Offensive FT% 73.21
34.94 Offensive 3PT% 37.51
49.01 Defensive FG% 46.5
76.43 Defensive FT% 78.54
37.34 Defensive 3PT% 35.53

Cleveland Cavaliers vs New Orleans Pelicans Betting Picks

The Pelicans are the team that is picked by Best Sports Book to win having the game being paid at home and they have Zion Williamson in this team. It should be a long night for the Cavaliers but it will be interesting how Zion breaks down the defense of Thompson and Love.

Moneyline: The Cavaliers are handed the ML of +575 for this game while the Pelicans hold the advantage with the ML of -850.

ATS: It is a wide 11.5 points across the spread separating both teams Pelicans sit at -11.5 while on the far side are the Cavaliers with +11.5.

TOTALs: The given total for this match is 237 points with the Cleveland going over and the Pelicans are under.

Score Prediction: 118 – 105 Pelicans