The Cleveland Cavaliers (27-17) faced the New Orleans Pelicans (26-17) as 6.5-point favorites on Monday, January 16, 2023. The Cavaliers were the big favorites to win the game on the Moneyline with the Ohio sports betting sites rating their chances of success at 71%. Cleveland has been impressive at home, with 18 of their 27 victories coming at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. They are also 13-7 SU at home to the New Orleans Pelicans who are 9-12 on the road.
The Cleveland Cavaliers (27-17) defeated the New Orleans Pelicans (26-17) 113-103 on Monday, January 16, 2023. The Cavaliers were the favorites on the Moneyline, with Ohio sportsbooks rating their chances of success at 71%. The game was close until the fourth quarter when the Cavs made a 20-5 run to take the lead and seal the victory.
The Cavaliers were led by Darius Garland, who had a huge game, finishing with 30 points, 11 assists and 6 rebounds. He was the key to the Cavs’ victory, as he hit a huge three-pointer late in the fourth quarter to open up an 11-point lead. The Cavs also had a strong defensive performance, holding the Pelicans to just 22 points in the fourth quarter.
The Pelicans were led by Brandon Ingram, who finished with a game-high 33 points. He was the only player on the team to score in double figures, as the rest of the team combined for 70 points. The Pelicans had a strong game until the fourth quarter, when the Cavs took control and sealed the victory.
The Cavs will look to continue their winning streak, as they have now won their last three games. The Pelicans will look to bounce back as they have now lost their last three games. This game was a good example of how the Cavs can be when they are playing at their best. They have the talent and the depth to be a strong team in the Eastern Conference, and this victory is a good sign for the team going forward.
Cleveland Cavaliers VS New Orleans Pelicans Betting trends
- Moneyline (ML): New Orleans Pelicans (+205) | Cleveland Cavaliers (-245)
- Against the spread (ATS): New Orleans Pelicans +6.5 (-115) | Cleveland Cavaliers -6.5 (-105)
- Over/Under (O/U): 222.5 (-110) | (-110)
Cleveland Cavaliers Form
The Cleveland Cavaliers made a swift return to losing ways last time out by slipping to a 110-102 defeat to the Minnesota Timberwolves, leaving them 5-5 from the past ten games overall and 3-2 in the last five on the road.
The Cleveland Cavaliers rank 16th in the NBA offensive rating. The hosts have put up just 111.5 points per game, but saw no improvement in their last five matches, averaging 111.0 points. Defensively, they have allowed 107.0 points on average for the season and boast a defensive rating of second.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are hopeful of a return to the playoffs this season following a 27-16 start. The hosts sit second in the Central Division and hold the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have two players injured for the upcoming match: Dean Wade, and Dylan Windler.
New Orleans Pelicans Form
The New Orleans Pelicans went 26-17 for the season last week by defeating the Detroit Pistons 110-116. In their past ten matches, they’ve gone 5-5 and are also 2-3 in their last five on the road.
The New Orleans Pelicans rank sixth in the NBA offensive rating. The visitors scored 117.3 points per game in the regular season. They also lie fifth in the league’s defensive rating, giving up 113.3 points per game and 117.4 points on the road.
The New Orleans Pelicans hope for another jab at the playoffs after last year’s first-round exit. The visitors sit second in the Southwest Division and hold the third seed in the Western Conference.
The New Orleans Pelicans have four players injured for the upcoming match: Brandon Ingram, Herbert Jones, Zion Williamson, and EJ Liddell.
Cleveland Cavaliers VS New Orleans Pelicans H2H history
The Cleveland Cavaliers won 93-90 against the New Orleans Pelicans in their most recent encounter, which they played out at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in February 2022. It was their 13th win in 20 home games in this series.
In their last ten head-to-head games, the Cleveland Cavaliers managed 97.7 points on average per game, while the New Orleans Pelicans put 113 points on board.