New Orleans Pelicans at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 1/5/2019
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Quicken Loans Arena
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The New Orleans Pelicans head to Quicken Loans Arena to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, January 5, 2019. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 7.5 point favorites.
The Pelicans have a record of 17-22. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 0.7 as they average 116.3 points per game while giving up 115.5 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 8-30. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They total 102.0 points per contest and give up 111.4, which is a point differential of -9.4.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 16-23-0 against the spread this season
The New Orleans Pelicans are 20-18-0 against the over/under this year
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 18-20-0 against the spread this season
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 18-19-0 against the over/under this year
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
12/11/18 F Nikola Mirotic Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/26/18 G JR Smith Possible Trade is out indefinitely
11/16/18 F John Henson Wrist is out indefinitely
10/29/18 F Kevin Love Foot is out indefinitely
01/03/19 C Ante Zizic Knee is downgraded to out Friday vs Utah
01/03/19 G David Nwaba Knee is downgraded to out Friday vs Utah
Anthony Davis averages 28.7 points per contest in 37.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.4 assists per game and 13.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%. Jrue Holiday comes into this game averaging 20.9 points per contest while playing 36.9 minutes per night. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 8.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Rodney Hood averages 12.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per game. He also hauls in 2.4 rebounds per game and dishes 2.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 89%. Jordan Clarkson scores 16.9 points per contest while playing 26.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.4 rebounds per contest and has 2.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans allow 115.5 points per contest which is 26th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 23rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they allow 25.1 assists per game which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA. New Orleans averages 116.3 points per contest, which is 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 4th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 47.2 boards per contest and 26.7 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 9th with 14.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers give up 111.4 points per game, which ranks them 19th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 49% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 30th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 24.2 dimes allowed per game and 7th with 43.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Cavaliers are 1st in the league in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per contest. Cleveland is 28th in the NBA with 102.0 points per contest this season. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -9.5. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 17th in the league. They are 24th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.0 boards per contest and 29th in assists per game with 20.0. The Cavaliers are 28th in turnovers per contest with 12.7.
The Pelicans are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 113, and their offensive rating of 113.8 is ranked 26th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 102.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 8th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA. New Orleans is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 7th in the NBA.
Cleveland is 25th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 1st in the league. The Cavaliers are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.9, and their defensive rating of 116.8 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 28th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take New Orleans -7.5 and over 222.5 total points
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