New Orleans Pelicans vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, 1/31/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Monday, January 31, 2022
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
The Cleveland Cavaliers (30-19) are hosting the New Orleans Pelicans (18-31) at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Monday.
The Pelicans played the Celtics and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 107-97 in their last contest. Concerning personal fouls, the Pelicans finished with 14 and the Celtics finished the game with 14 personal fouls. They also knocked down 14 of 41 shots from beyond the perimeter. Boston finished the contest at 63.6% from the free throw line by burying 7 of 11 attempts. In addition, Boston pulled down 37 boards (6 offensive, 31 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Boston distributed 43 dimes and had 31 steals in this matchup. Pertaining to defending, New Orleans let their opponent shoot 53.1% from the field on 43 of 81 shooting. They also dished out 22 assists in this contest while forcing the other team into 7 turnovers and getting 8 steals. In relation to rebounding, they earned 40 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. From the charity stripe, the Pelicans made 17 of their 23 shots for a percentage of 73.9%. New Orleans ended the game with a 43.9% field goal percentage (36 out of 82) and buried 8 of their 32 3-point shots.
Jose Alvarado is one player who was a major factor in the game. Alvarado finished the game at 72.7% from the floor and distributed 2 dimes. He played 20 mins and collected 4 rebounds. He totaled 19 points on 8 of 11 shooting.
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New Orleans will enter this game with a win-loss record of 18-31 this year. They turn the ball over 14.3 times per contest and as a team are committing 19.5 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, New Orleans is pulling in 45.5 boards per game and has tallied 1,204 assists on the season, which ranks 11th in the league in terms of passing. The Pelicans are hitting 33.1% on shots from beyond the arc (537 of 1,623) and 78.6% from the charity stripe. They average 105.6 points per outing (26th in the league) while connecting on 43.9% from the floor.
On defense, the Pelicans are able to force 13.4 turnovers per game and they draw 20.1 fouls. They give up 36.9% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 17th in the league in PPG from their opponents (110.0). The Pelicans defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 46.8% (1,969 of 4,203) and they surrender 43.0 rebounds per contest as a group. They are currently ranked 16th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,189 relinquished on the campaign.
The last time they took the court, the Cavaliers took home the win by a final score of 115-99 when they faced the Bucks. The Cavaliers snagged 29 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards for a total of 41 for this game. They gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while recording 11 steals in the matchup. The Bucks were called for 19 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Cavaliers to the free throw line for a total of 17 attempts. They were able to convert 14 of those for a clip of 82.4%. When it comes to shots from downtown, Cleveland made 19 of 42 attempts (45.2%). When the final whistle blew, the Cavaliers walked away from this one shooting 41 out of 87 from the floor which gave them a rate of 47.1%. The Cavaliers allowed the Bucks to bury 37 of their 80 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 46.3% in this contest. They wrapped up this game 28.1% from three-point range by shooting 9 out of 32 and finished the game at 16 of 18 from the free throw line (88.9%). In reference to rebounding, Cleveland permitted Milwaukee to snag 31 overall (10 offensive).
Darius Garland was important for the Cavaliers in the game. Garland recorded 19 points in his 26 mins on the court and tallied 8 dimes for this game. He knocked down 7 out of 12 for this contest giving him a rate of 58.3%, and accounted for 2 rebounds.
Cleveland has a record of 30-19 for the season. The Cavaliers commit 16.6 fouls every game and they shoot 75.8% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 25.5 times per game (7th in the league) and they turn it over 15.1 times per contest. Cleveland has 5,250 pts this season (107.1 per contest) and they pull in 45.3 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Cavaliers are hitting on 46.7% from the field, which is ranked 6th in the league.
The Cavaliers are ranked 2nd in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 102.2. They are forcing 13.8 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 44.2% from the field (7th in basketball). The Cleveland defense allows 33.9% on 3-point shots (558 of 1,646) and their opponents are converting on 74.8% of their free throw shots. They have given up 22.9 dimes and 43.2 rebounds every game, which is 4th and 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cleveland
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