Pelicans vs Cavaliers: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 12, 2021

Written By Staff on March 12, 2021

The New Orleans Pelicans (15-22) are favored () to break a three-game losing streak when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers (14-22) at 8:00 PM ET on Friday, March 12 at Smoothie King Center. The matchup airs on FS-OH. The matchup has an over/under set at points.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of March 12, 2021, 1:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Pelicans vs Cavaliers Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 12

JJ Redick: Out (Heel)

Darius Garland: Day To Day (Groin),
Larry Nance Jr.: Out (Finger),
Andre Drummond: Out (Not with team),
Kevin Love: Day To Day (Calf),
Matthew Dellavedova: Out (Appendicitis)

Pelicans and Cavaliers Records ATS

  • New Orleans’ record against the spread is 16-21 this season.
  • The Pelicans have a losing record against the spread when favored by at least 8 points, going 1-4 this season.
  • 25 of 37 New Orleans games this season (67.6%) resulted in a total greater than the contest’s over/under.
  • Cleveland has a 15-21 record against the spread this season.
  • 36.1% of Cleveland’s 36 games this season have topped the over/under.

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Scoring Trends

  • In New Orleans’ matchups this season, the Pelicans and their opponents have exceeded Friday’s total of 226.5 points 26 times (68.4% of opportunities).
  • 12 Cleveland games this year (33.3% of its matchups) finished with a final point total greater than Friday’s over/under of 226.5 points.
  • On average, the Pelicans have seen a 231 over/under in their games this season, 4.5 more points than the over/under in this contest.
  • The over/under for this matchup is 9.9 points more than the average over/under in Cavaliers’ games this season (216.6 points).
  • The Pelicans have an average implied point total of 115.4 this season, which is 1.6 points lower than their implied total in Friday’s game (117).
  • New Orleans has scored more than its implied point total for this matchup (117) 16 times this season.
  • The Cavaliers’ average implied point total on the season (112.3 points) is 3.3 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (109 points).
  • Cleveland has scored more than this game’s implied total of 109 points 13 times this season.
  • The Pelicans are the league’s sixth-highest scoring team (112.2 PPG), while the Cavaliers allow the 15th-fewest points per game (112.1) in NBA action.
  • The Pelicans have been out-scored by 156 points this season (4.1 points per game on average), and opponents of the Cavaliers have out-scored them by 269 more points on the year (7.5 per game).

Pelicans Leaders

  • The Pelicans scoring leader is Zion Williamson, who contributes 25.5 points per game.
  • Steven Adams paces New Orleans with 9.0 rebounds per game and Lonzo Ball leads the team with 5.1 assists per outing.
  • The Pelicans are led by Ball from long distance. He hits 3.0 shots from deep per game.
  • New Orleans’ steals leader is Ball, who grabs 1.3 per game. Brandon Ingram leads the team averaging 0.8 blocks a game.

Cavaliers Leaders

  • Collin Sexton outpaced his teammates on the Cavaliers scoring front by putting up 24.1 points per game. He adds 2.6 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game this season.
  • Andre Drummond (13.5 rebounds per game) and Darius Garland (5.9 assists per game) are the Cleveland leaders in rebounds and assists.
  • Cedi Osman is tops from three-point range for the Cavaliers, hitting 2.0 threes per game.
  • Nobody on Cleveland grabs more steals than Larry Nance Jr. (1.9 per game) or blocks more shots than Jarrett Allen (1.7 per game).


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