Cavaliers at Pelicans - 12/4/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers (13-5) at New Orleans Pelicans (4-15)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 4, 2015 at 9:30 pm (Smoothie King Center)
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans +4.5 -- Over/Under: 207.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, FSOH, FSN
The Cleveland Cavaliers and New Orleans Pelicans square off Friday night at the Smoothie King Center.
The Cleveland Cavaliers hope to keep rolling after winning six of their last 10 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 102.1 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 96.6 points on 43.7 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25.6 points and 6.4 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 19.2 points and 11.6 rebounds. Mo Williams is dishing 4.5 assists and Tristan Thompson is grabbing 10.3 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 71.5 percent from the free throw line. The Cavs are shooting just 42.5 percent from the field in their last five games and are 4-4 when scoring less than 100 points. Four of the Cleveland Cavaliers five losses have come on the road.
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The New Orleans Pelicans need a victory here in order to snap a four-game losing streak. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 101.6 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 109.1 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 23.8 points and 10.9 rebounds while Ryan Anderson is averaging 18.1 points and 6.9 rebounds. Tyreke Evans is dishing nine assists and Ish Smith is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Pelicans are as healthy as they’ve been all year but are still allowing teams to shoot 36 percent from deep in their last five games. The New Orleans Pelicans have split their last six home games.
The Cavaliers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Southwest and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Pelicans are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
I've said it many times in the past, although the Cavs are still first in the East, they haven't looked impressive. The Cavaliers are struggling and that home loss to the Wizards should raise even more eyebrows. The Pelicans are getting guys back and could use a statement victory to climb out of their early hole. I like the points here.