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Cleveland Cavaliers vs New Orleans Pelicans 3/12/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Cleveland Cavaliers vs New Orleans Pelicans 3/12/2021 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Cleveland Cavaliers will leave for Louisiana to battle the Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center in NewOrleans on Friday, March 12, 2021, at 8:00 PM (EST). The Cavaliers fought valiantly but lost in its recent battle against the visiting Indiana Pacers to a score of 111-114 at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio, last Thursday. The Cavaliers had a 19-point lead that fizzled out in the final quarter. PG Collin Sexton poured in 32 points, 10 assists, and 3 steals; Center Jarrett Allen made 17 points and 11 boards off the rim in the loss. Cleveland is 25th at 14-22 in the league, 13th in the East, and 4th in the Central Division. 

The Cavaliers are 4-1 in their last 5 battles with 104.6 ppg at 45.4% from the field while allowing competition to dump in 112.1 ppg. Cleveland is struggling with 43.8 rebounds, 23.6 assists, 5.2 blocks, and 8.4 steals per outing. Sexton leads the team in point contribution with 24.1 ppg, 48.7% FG shooting, and 80.3% from the FT stripe.

  • Cleveland is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 matches with the Pelicans.
  • The Cavs are 1-6 SU in their last 7 contests against New Orleans.
  • The Cavaliers are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games down the road.

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Cleveland Cavaliers vs New Orleans Pelicans Predictions 3/12/2021

Meanwhile, the New Orleans Pelicans suffered a pre-All-Star Event disappointing loss to the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves to a score of 105-135, last Friday. PF Zion Williamson delivered 24 points, Center Steven Adams made 13 along with 12 boards off the rim, and Brandon Ingram had 13 points in the defeat. The Pels only shot 6 of 32 from the rainbow territory and committed 18 lost ball possessions leading to 31 T-Wolves’ points. New Orleans is 23rd at 15-22 in the league, 12th in the Western Conference, and 4th in the SW Division.

The Pelicans are on a 3-game losing skid with 115.5 ppg at 48.4% from the field while allowing other teams to score up to 115.9 ppg. New Orleans has 46.1 rebounds, 25.6 assists, 4.0 blocks, and 7.3 steals per outing. Williamson leads the team in point generation with 25.6 ppg, 61.4% FG shooting, and 69.5% from the FT line.

  • The total went OVER in 5 of the Pelicans’ last 7 matches against the Cavaliers.
  • The total went OVER in 8 of New Orleans’ last 9 contests at home.
  • New Orleans is 9-0 SU in its last 9 games at home with Cleveland. 

Cleveland Cavaliers vs New Orleans Pelicans. The NBA pick is the New Orleans Pelicans. New Orleans won its last 5 matches with an average of 5.6 ppg at 59% from the field. Cavs PF Kevin Love (calf) and PG Darius Garland (groin) are probable to play in this match. Cleveland is 21rst in defense in the league while the Pelicans are 29th in this criteria; therefore an over is due in this contest. New Orleans will win predicted at 119-111.

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Cleveland Cavaliers vs New Orleans Pelicans 3/12/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 8:00 P.M. ET

Location: Smoothie King Center Center in New Orleans, Louisiana

Date: Friday, March 12, 2021


NBA ODDS: New Orleans Pelicans -7.5

NBA Totals:227.5

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