Cavaliers vs. Pelicans - 2/6/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Orleans Pelicans (18-31) at Cleveland Cavaliers (35-13)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -11 -- Over/Under: 208.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, FSOH
The New Orleans Pelicans and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Saturday night at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The New Orleans Pelicans look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 102.4 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 105.1 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 23.4 points and 10.3 rebounds while Ryan Anderson is averaging 17.2 points and 6.1 rebounds. Jrue Holiday is dishing 5.4 assists and Alexis Ajinca is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Pelicans are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have lost six of their last eight road games.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers look to keep rolling after winning five of their last seven games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 102.2 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 96.7 points on 44.5 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 24.9 points and 7.2 rebounds while Kyrie Irving is averaging 17.2 points and four assists. Kevin Love is grabbing 10.6 rebounds and Mo Williams is dishing 3.1 assists. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73 percent from the free throw line. The Cavaliers are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won four of their last five home games.
The Pelicans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest. The Cavaliers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference. The home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Pelicans have been playing better as of late, which includes competing with some of the better teams in the league. The Cavs continue to struggle covering big numbers and are being taken down to the wire by average teams. I like the points here.