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New Orleans Pelicans vs Cleveland Cavaliers 1/28/2020 NBA Spread and Picks

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New Orleans Pelicans vs Cleveland Cavaliers 1-28-2020 NBA Spread and Picks

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

When: January 28, 2020 7:30 PM ET
Where: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, Ohio
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

New Orleans Pelicans vs Cleveland Cavaliers 1/28/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
New Orleans Pelicans -4.5 (-110) 231.5 o (-110) -300

Cleveland Cavaliers
+4.5 (-110) 231.5 u (-110) +250
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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

Trends

New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans are 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 games.
The total has gone OVER in 11 of New Orleans’ last 14 games.
New Orleans are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against Cleveland.
New Orleans are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Cleveland.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans’ last 6 games on the road.
New Orleans are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland.
Pelicans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games this season.
New Orleans are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Orleans’ last 8 games against an opponent in the Central division.

Cleveland Cavaliers

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games.
Cleveland are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games against New Orleans.
Cleveland are 0-7 SU in their last 7 games at home.
Cleveland are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against New Orleans.
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Cleveland’s last 14 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Cleveland are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Southwest division.
Cleveland are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games when playing as the underdog.

Injuries

New Orleans Pelicans

Jrue Holiday PG Knee is probable Sunday vs Boston

Cleveland Cavaliers

Brandon Knight SG Knee is out indefinitely
Dylan Windler SF Leg is out for season
Darius Garland PG Rest is OUT Tuesday vs New Orleans
Kevin Porter Jr. SG Ankle is “?” Tuesday vs New Orleans

Head-to-Head
New Orleans Pelicans Cleveland Cavaliers
22-22-3 Against the Spread 19-25-2
26-21 Straight Up 25-21
114 Points per Game 104
117 Points Allowed per Game 114
45.49 Offensive FG% 45.12
73.2 Offensive FT% 76.23
37.24 Offensive 3PT% 34.48
46.57 Defensive FG% 48.91
79.43 Defensive FT% 76.4
36.23 Defensive 3PT% 37.2

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