New Orleans Pelicans at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Parlay 3/30/2018
Friday, March 30, 2018
Quicken Loans Arena
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The New Orleans Pelicans head to Quicken Loans Arena to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday, March 30, 2018. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 2 point favorites.
The Pelicans head into this matchup with a mark of 43-32. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.3 as they are averaging 111.3 points per contest while giving up 111.0 per game. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 45-30. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 110.7 points per contest and giving up 110.0, which is a point differential of 0.7.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 41-34-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 43-32-0 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 26-47-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 37-36-2 against the over/under
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/20/17 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out for season
03/27/18 G Rajon Rondo Wrist is "?" Friday vs Cleveland
01/27/18 F DeMarcus Cousins Achilles is out for season
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
03/29/18 F Kevin Love Concussion is doubtful Friday vs New Orleans
03/29/18 G Kyle Korver Personal is upgraded to probable Friday vs New Orleans
Anthony Davis averages 28.3 points per contest in 36.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.3 assists per game and 11.1 rebounds per contest for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 54% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%. Jrue Holiday comes into this game averaging 19 points per contest while playing 36.4 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Lebron James averages 27.6 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 37.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.6 rebounds per game and 9.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 73%. Jordan Clarkson has scored 14.1 points per contest while playing 23.6 minutes per game this season for the Cavaliers. He hauls in 2.8 rebounds per contest and has 2.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans allow 111 points per contest which is 29th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 10th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.4 rebounds a game which ranks 25th, and they allow 23.7 assists per game which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA. New Orleans averages 111.3 points per contest this year, which is 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.36 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 2nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 44.2 boards per contest and 26.4 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 8th with 15 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers give up 110 points per game, which ranks them 26th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 26th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 25.7 dimes allowed per game and 21st with 43.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Cavaliers are 4th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per contest this year. Cleveland is 5th in the NBA with 110.7 points per contest this season. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 0.68. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 8th in the league. They are 23rd in the NBA in rebounding with 42 boards per contest and 10th in assists per game with 23.5. The Cavaliers are 20th in turnovers per contest with 13.8.
The Pelicans are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.2, and their defensive rating of 108.9 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 5th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league. New Orleans is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 22nd in the league.
Cleveland is 19th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 6th in the NBA. The Cavaliers are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 112, and their offensive rating of 112.7 is ranked 2nd. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 3rd. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take New Orleans +2 and over 212 total points
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