New Orleans Pelicans (23-29) at Cleveland Cavaliers (19-33)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers +5.5 -- Over/Under: 230 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The New Orleans Pelicans and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Sunday in NBA action at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
The New Orleans Pelicans look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 114.6 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 115.1 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 26.5 points and 7.1 rebounds while Brandon Ingram is averaging 23.7 points and five rebounds. Lonzo Ball is the third double-digit scorer and James Johnson is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 39.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.5 rebounds per game.
The Cleveland Cavaliers need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 103.6 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 110.8 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Collin Sexton is averaging 24 points and 2.9 rebounds while Darius Garland is averaging 16.8 points and 5.8 assists. Jarrett Allen is the third double-digit scorer and Cedi Osman is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.3 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game.
The Pelicans are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite. The Cavaliers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games. The over is 34-13 in Pelicans last 47 overall. The under is 6-1 in Cavaliers last 7 games playing on 0 days rest. The Pelicans are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The New Orleans Pelicans have been one of the more disappointing teams in the league this season, but they have a rest advantage here and do win in the favorite role by an average of 3.5 points. The Cleveland Cavaliers are not only on the end of a back to back, but they're losing their last five games by an average of 4.4 points and are 21-30 against the spread on the season. Backing the Cavs isn't much of an option here. Give me the Pelicans and reasonable chalk.