New Orleans Pelicans vs Cleveland Cavaliers 1/28/2020 NBA Spread and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
New Orleans Pelicans vs Cleveland Cavaliers 1/28/2020 – The New Orleans Pelicans look to sustain their surge in the Western Conference standings with prized rookie Zion Williamson back in the lineup. On Tuesday, the Pelicans are set to face the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are coming off a gritty win over the Detroit Pistons on Monday. Major online sportsbooks pegged New Orleans at -8 across the spread and -300 Moneyline in the early betting actions in Las Vegas.
New Orleans Pelicans vs Cleveland Cavaliers 1/28/2020
New Orleans Pelicans vs Cleveland Cavaliers 1/28/2020 Betting Odds
New Orleans Pelicans Betting
The Pelicans snapped a two-game losing skid with a big win against the Boston Celtics, 123-108. Zion Williamson recorded the first double-double of his career, racking up 21 points and 11 boards in his third NBA game. Jrue Holiday led the Pels in scoring with 25 points, while Lonzo Ball dished out 15 assists.
Players to Watch: Brandon Ingram (25.0 PPG, 6.4 RPG and 4.3 APG)
Jrue Holiday (19.8 PPG, 4.9 RPG and 6.3 APG)
Zion Williamson (19.3 PPG, 8.0 RPG and 1.7 APG)
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting
The Cavaliers snapped a seven-game losing streak with a win over the Detroit Pistons, 115-100, on Monday. Collin Sexton tallied a game-high 23 points and 5 assists, and Kevin Love added 20 points. Cleveland shot 50 percent from the field and scored 65 points in the paint.
Players to Watch: Collin Sexton (19.4 PPG, 3.3 RPG and 2.5 APG)
Kevin Love (17.5 PPG, 9.9 RPG and 2.8 APG)
Tristan Thompson (12.4 PPG, 10.4 RPG, and 2.1 APG)
New Orleans Pelicans vs Cleveland Cavaliers 1/28/2020 Betting Numbers
New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans are 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games.
New Orleans Pelicans
Jrue Holiday PG Knee is probable Sunday vs Boston
Brandon Knight SG Knee is out indefinitely
New Orleans Pelicans vs Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Picks
The Pelicans are 6-4 in their last 10 games and are slowly entering the hunt for the lower playoff seeds in the West. The Cavaliers are 3-7 and out of playoff contention, but don’t expect them to give up that easily.
Moneyline: Pick the Pelicans -300. The Zion Williamson’s effect is real. The Pelicans are looking like a playoff contender in each game they play with their top rookie. Their win against the Celtics showed how talented this team is.
ATS: Bet on the Pelicans to cover the 8-point spread. The Cavaliers are a gritty team and they won’t just fold away against any team. However, this Pelicans team looks very different from the early months of the season. I expect New Orleans to blow out the Cavs by double digits.
TOTALs: Back the OVER at 231 points. The NBA over/under betting game is tricky, But the Pelicans have been scoring really well in the past few games, while the Cavs aren’t bad either.
Score Prediction: 125 – 110 Pelicans