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Pelicans vs Cavaliers NBA Game Preview

New Orleans PelicansCleveland Cavaliers
18-25January 28, 2014, 07:00 | Quicken Loans Arena16-28

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for New Orleans when they hit take on the Cavaliers on Tuesday in pro hoops betting action.

Cleveland battles the Pelicans, currently with a 18-25 mark (19-22-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 20-24 for the Cavaliers and 22-21 for the Pelicans. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View New Orleans Pelicans vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Cavaliers as -3-point Favorite in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 197 earlier at GTbets.eu.

This game pits the Cavaliers, currently No. 22 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Pelicans, who rate No. 23 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 91-88 victory for the Pelicans.

New Orleans won its last outing, a 100-92 result against the Magic on January 26. The Pelicans covered in that game as a 6-point favorite, while the 192 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Pelicans grabbed a 100-92 win over the Magic on Sunday, behind a 23-point effort from Tyreke Evans at New Orleans Arena.

The Cavaliers were a 99-90 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Suns. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites, while the total score (189) made winners of UNDER bettors. Cleveland got 24 points from Kyrie Irving but lost anyway 99-90 against the Suns on Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Cleveland's No. 10-rated squad against New Orleans's No. 18-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Cleveland rates No. 21 in the league with 7.07 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 26 with 6.12 per outing.

A few Pelicans at Cavaliers trends to consider:
New Orleans is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
New Orleans is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 7 games
New Orleans is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Cleveland is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Cleveland is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games
Cleveland is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games at home

Next up:
New Orleans at Minnesota, Wednesday, January 29th
Cleveland at New York, Thursday, January 30th