Cleveland Cavaliers vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, 2/10/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs New Orleans Pelicans
Date: Friday, February 10, 2023
Location: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA
TV: Bally Sports New Orleans
The Cleveland Cavaliers are en route to Smoothie King Center on Friday where they will take on the New Orleans Pelicans.
The Cavaliers played the Pistons and notched a win by a score of 113-85 in their last contest. When discussing fouls, the Cavaliers ended up finishing with 16 and the Pistons had 21 fouls. They converted 8 of 32 tries from beyond the arc. Detroit ended up shooting 94.4% from the free throw line by making 17 of their 18 tries. Additionally, Detroit pulled down 32 boards (9 offensive, 23 defensive) and got 4 blocked shots. Detroit distributed 19 assists and had 8 steals in the matchup. Pertaining to the defense, Cleveland allowed their opponent to shoot 37.0% from the field on 30 out of 81 shooting. They also recorded 30 assists for the contest in addition to forcing the opposition into 13 turnovers and earning 8 steals. In relation to pulling down boards, they compiled 50 with 13 of them being of the offensive sort. From the charity stripe, the Cavaliers made 21 of 25 tries for a rate of 84.0%. Cleveland ended the game with a 49.4% FG percentage (43 out of 87) and buried 6 out of their 26 shots from 3-point land.
Jarrett Allen is a player who came through for this contest. Allen finished the game at 69.2% from the floor and also earned 1 assist. He saw the court for 30 minutes played and also pulled down 16 rebounds. He ended up with 20 points on 9 out of 13 shooting.
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Cleveland will play this contest with a record of 35-22 for the year. They cough up possession 14.0 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 18.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Cleveland is snagging 42.2 rebounds per game and has earned 1,422 assists so far this year, which is 11th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Cavaliers are shooting 36.7% on shots from 3-point land (660 of 1,800) and 77.6% from the free throw line. They have an average of 111.8 points per game (25th in the league) while shooting 48.7% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Cavaliers are forcing their opponents into 15.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 21.0 fouls. They are 6th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,286 conceded so far this year. The Cavaliers defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 46.4% (2,214 of 4,776) and they relinquish 40.3 rebounds per contest as a group. They are relinquishing 36.5% from 3-point land and they rank 1st in the league in points per game allowed (106.2).
When they last stepped on the court, the Pelicans walked away with a victory by a final of 116-107 when they played the Hawks. The Pelicans earned 34 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards for a total of 47 in the matchup. They also coughed up the ball 9 times, while getting 8 steals for the matchup. The Hawks had 21 personal fouls for this contest which got the Pelicans to the free throw line for a total of 21 attempts. They were able to make 14 of the free throw tries for a rate of 66.7%. With respect to 3-pointers, New Orleans converted 12 out of 32 attempts (37.5%). When the final whistle blew, the Pelicans shot 45 for 91 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 49.5%. The Pelicans permitted the Hawks to convert 38 of their 85 tries from the floor which had them at 44.7% for the matchup. They shot 33.3% from beyond the arc by connecting on 12 of 36 and walked away from this one shooting 19 of 25 from the free throw line (76.0%). In regard to team rebounding, New Orleans allowed Atlanta to get 41 in total (10 offensive).
Brandon Ingram was important for the Pelicans in this game. Ingram scored 30 points in his 36 minutes on the hardwood and accumulated 8 assists in this game. He made 11 out of 18 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 61.1%, and tallied 3 rebounds.
New Orleans has a win-loss mark of 29-27 this season. The Pelicans commit 20.7 personal fouls every game and they connect on 78.0% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 25.9 times per game (9th in the league) and they are turning it over 15.0 times per contest. New Orleans has scored 6,467 pts this year (115.5 per contest) and they snag 44.4 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Pelicans are shooting 48.0% from the field, which is 10th in the league.
The Pelicans are ranked 15th in basketball in points given up per game with 113.5. They have forced 15.2 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 47.3% from the field (15th in basketball). The New Orleans defense allows 34.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter (693 of 2,026) and opponents are making 78.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 25.2 dimes and 42.1 total boards per game, ranking them 13th and 5th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take New Orleans and under the total points
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