Against The Spread Pick
The Cleveland Cavaliers came away with a big win on Monday night against the Detroit Pistons, but tired legs going against the Pelicans’ offense is not going to be good news. Zion Williamson has played in three games and is averaging 19.3 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 1.7 assists. The Pelicans’ strength is their offense, but in their last game they gave up only 108 points to the Celtics and that was the difference. On tired legs, the Cavs are going to have no chance to keep up. The Pelicans are 6-1-1 against the spread in their last eight road games. Back the Pelicans to get the job done.
Over Under Pick
The Pelicans are going to score their points, so the big question is how many points will the Cavs score? The Cavs’ defense hasn’t been elite, so it wouldn’t be all that shocking on tired legs if they scored less than 100. Just three games ago against the Knicks, the Cavs only put up 86. The under is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings between the two teams in Cleveland. Back the under.