Pelicans vs. Cavaliers Player Props, Odds & Predictions – Wednesday, Mar 13

Dec 2, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram (14) shoots a free throw against the Chicago Bulls during the first half at United Center.
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The Pelicans host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, Mar 13. Today’s game is set for 8:00 ET and will be shown on BSNO. New Orleans comes into this game as 7-point favorites with the total set at 215.5. Keep reading to get our Pelicans vs. Cavaliers predictions.

Pelicans vs. Cavaliers Odds

  • Spread: Pelicans -7
  • Total 215.5

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Game Info

  • Date: Wednesday, Mar 13
  • Time: 8:00 ET
  • Location: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans LA
  • TV: BSNO

Cavaliers Betting Trends

  • Over their last five games, the Cavaliers have an over/under record of 3-2 and are 3-2 vs. the spread.
  • Through their last three road contests, the Cavaliers offense has averaged 111 points per game while allowing an average of 114. Cleveland posted an overall record of 1-2 while going 1-2 ATS.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Cavaliers have a straight up record of 5-5. But, their mark vs the spread was just 6-4.

Pelicans Betting Trends

  • In their last five games, the Pelicans have an over/under record of 2-3 and are 2-3 vs. the spread.
  • Across their ten previous home games, New Orleans has an ATS mark of 5-4-1. Their straight up record in these matchups was 8-2 while averaging 112 points per game.
  • The Pelicans have played well in their last five games as the betting favorite, going 5-0 straight up and 4-0-1 against the spread.

Will the Cavaliers Make it Happen in New Orleans?

Cleveland’s O/U record for the season is 30-34-1, and the over has hit in their last three games. Today’s O/U line is set at 215.5, and their games have averaged 223.4 points.

Looking at their ATS record, the Cavaliers are 32-31 overall and 15-13 on the road. As the underdog, they are 11-9 vs. the spread and have gone 9-12 straight-up.

In their last game, the Cavaliers lost to the Suns by a score of 117-111. They were 7-point underdogs going into the game and covered the spread. The O/U line for that game was 220.5.

The Cavaliers are currently 3rd in the Eastern Conference with a record of 41-24. In their division, they are in 2nd place. On the road, Cleveland is 19-11 compared to 22-13 at home.

Out of their 65 games this season, the average O/U line has been 224.5. Today’s line of 215.5 is lower than 53 of their previous games. In non-conference games, the Cavs are 14-7 and 27-17 against the East.

On the season, the Cavaliers are averaging 113.7 points per game, which is 18th in the NBA. In terms of their road scoring, they are averaging 112.8 points per game.

When it comes to their three-point shooting, Cleveland is 7th in the league at 13.6 made threes per game. Overall, they are hitting 36% of their shots from beyond the arc.

In terms of pace, the Cavaliers are 20th in the NBA at 97.5 possessions per game. Additionally, they are 10th in the league in assists, averaging 27.7 per game.

This season, the Cavaliers’ defense is the 5th ranked defense in the NBA at 5th PPG. So far, they have held opposing offenses below the NBA scoring average in 63.1% of their games. In their previous matchup vs. the Suns, the Cavaliers’ defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 54% leading to 117 points.

Will the Pelicans Win at Smoothie King Center?

Today, the Pelicans are favored by 7 points against the Cavaliers. This season, New Orleans has been favored in 39 of their 64 games and has a record of 26-13 in those games. As the favorite, they have won their last four games and have an average scoring margin of +9.1 points per game.

In Western Conference play, the Pelicans are 24-18 compared to 15-7 against non-conference opponents. This record has them in 5th place in the West and 1st place in the Southwest Division.

New Orleans’ ATS record for the season is 35-28, including a mark of 20-18 as the favorite and 17-13 at home. On average, they are outscoring their opponents by 6.1 points per game at home and 4.6 points per game on the road.

In their last game, the Pelicans defeated the Hawks by a score of 116-103. The O/U line for that game was 221.5, and New Orleans covered the spread as 6.5-point favorites.

This season, the Pelicans have an O/U record of 28-36, and their games have averaged 227.5 points per game. In their last two games, the under has hit, and today’s O/U line is set at 215.5.

At home, the Pelicans are averaging 117.2 points per game, which is 12th in the NBA. Overall, they are 13th in scoring at 116.4 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, New Orleans is 8th in the league at 48%. When it comes to getting to the free-throw line, the Pelicans are 8th in attempts at 23.5 per game.

So far this season, the Pelicans have outscored the NBA scoring average in 56.2% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 17th in the league at 97.9 possessions per game. In terms of two-point shooting, New Orleans is 12th in attempts and 12th in percentage. From beyond the arc, they are 5th in three-point shooting at 38%.

When looking at their offensive rebounding, the Pelicans are 12th in the NBA at 10.9 per game. In terms of assists, they are 11th at 27.1 per game. Over their last two games, the Pelicans have scored below their season average.

At present, the Pelicans’ defense is ranked 8th, allowing 111.1 points per game. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Pelicans squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 55.0% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 34.4% from downtown.

Pelicans vs. Cavaliers Player Prop

A player prop we are looking at is Donovan Mitchell and his points prop of 25.5. Currently, the over for this prop is sitting at a payout of -110 while the under is at -120. With his prop line at 25.5, our model indicates that taking the over is the way to go as we project him to end up with 27. We foresee him having a field goal percentage of 50.0% and connecting on three threes.

  • The Prop: Donovan Mitchell Over 25.5 Points (-110)

Pelicans vs. Cavaliers Predictions

As the underdogs with a spread of +7, we recommend going with the Cavaliers on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.

As for the over/under, the line is currently at 215.5, and our model projects the Cavaliers and Pelicans to reach a combined total of 227 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

The Pick: Cavaliers +7 | at Fanduel Sportsbook