Obvious letdown spot for the Cleveland Cavaliers today after last night 15 points margin upset victory over Detroit Pistons on the road (100-115).
It was a rare win for Cleveland who has been awful … 3-12 in the last 15 games.
Cleveland at home over that period lost by double digits to much worse teams than New Orleans like Washington Wizards or Chicago Bulls.
Cleveland team should be a good match-up for the Pelicans. Cavaliers normally are very weak on the defensive end allowing over 50% of shooting from the field to 6 of last 8 opponents and here are forced to play with a tired legs on a second end of a back-to-back.
Cleveland allowing 37% of shooting from a 3 point range this season and it places them on bad 26th place in the NBA in this category.
New Orleans Pelicans received big boost over past couple of games with their number 1 draft pick Zion Williamson returning to the lineup after recovering from the injury.
After 2 losses in a row Pelicans get very important win over Boston Celtics 123-108 to boost their confident.
New Orleans are lately one of the best spread covering team in the league as they covered the number in 13 of their last 17 games.
New Orleans scored 117+ points in 6 of their last 7 games and should continue it today playing on a 1 day rest against tired opposition.
New Orleans are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games following a win.
Cleveland has not covered the number in 3 straight home games and overall are 8-14-1 ATS at home this season.
My pick is Pelicans to win by double digits and cover the spread