Cleveland Cavaliers at New Orleans Pelicans - 12/28/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

Cleveland Cavaliers at New Orleans Pelicans - 12/28/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Pelicans (12-22) vs Cleveland Cavaliers (20-13)

Game Info: Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)

Betting Odds: New Orleans Pelicans +3 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Cleveland Cavaliers and New Orleans Pelicans meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center. The Cleveland Cavaliers look for a win after winning 11 of their last 14 games. The New Orleans Pelicans look for a win after winning five of their last seven games.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 107.9 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 101.4 points on 44 percent shooting. Darius Garland is averaging 19.5 points and 7.3 assists, while Jarrett Allen is averaging 16.8 points and 10.8 rebounds. Evan Mobley is the third double-digit scorer and Lauri Markkanen is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game.

The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 105 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 109.6 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Brandon Ingram is averaging 22.9 points and 6.1 rebounds, while Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 18.6 points and 12 rebounds. Devonte’ Graham is the third double-digit scorer and Nickeil Alexander-Walker is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.7 rebounds per game.

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The Cavaliers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 22-5 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Pelicans are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games. The under is 5-1 in Cavaliers last 6 overall. The over is 4-1 in Pelicans last 5 overall. The Cavaliers are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in New Orleans and 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings.

You could make a case for either of these teams, as both the Cavs and Pelicans have been great over the last two weeks. With that said, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been a bettors dream this season, covering numbers left and right and winning in the underdog role. The Cavs are winning their last five games by an average of 22 points, they win on the road by an average of 5.7 points, and they win in the favorite role by an average of 20.9 points. Just insane numbers. I'll lay the bucket with the Cavaliers.

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Randy’s Pick Cleveland Cavaliers -3

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