Cleveland Cavaliers at New Orleans Pelicans Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 12/11/2014
Friday, December 12, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Smoothie King Center in New Orleans
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On Friday, the surging Cleveland Cavaliers will be taking on the New Orleans Pelicans, who have won two home games in a row.
Earlier this season, the Cavs were able to defeat the Pelicans by the score of 118-111 on their home floor. Both teams shot the ball pretty well in that game and they combined for just 14 total turnovers.
In 24 career games against New Orleans, Cavs superstar LeBron James has averaged 25.5 points, 7.5 assists and 6.3 rebounds per game. Point guard Kyrie Irving has scored 24.8 points per game against the Pelicans in his career, while power forward Kevin Love has averaged 19.2 points and 11.2 rebounds per game against them in 18 games.
On Wednesday night, the Pelicans had their two-game winning streak come to an end when the Dallas Mavericks beat them 112-107 on the road. They did have a 45-29 rebounding advantage in that loss, but they also allowed the Mavs to shoot 53 percent from their field.
The Pelicans have been able to score 100.9 points per game this season, but they are giving up 100.5 points per game. Point guard Jrue Holiday currently has a 19.4 PER by averaging 15.8 points per game while dishing out a team-best 6.8 assists per game. Power forward Ryan Anderson has come off of the bench to average 14.3 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
Cleveland Cavaliers are 9-11-0 Against the Spread
Cleveland Cavaliers are 8-11-0 against the Over/Under
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
New Orleans Pelicans are 11-10-0 Against the Spread
New Orleans Pelicans are 12-8-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/11/14 F Mike Miller Concussion is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs. Oklahoma City
New Orleans Pelicans
12/11/14 F Anthony Davis Toe injured last game, probable Friday vs. Cleveland
11/24/14 G Eric Gordon Shoulder out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland
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