Cleveland Cavaliers vs. New Orleans Pelicans February 10 Betting Preview

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. New Orleans Pelicans February 10 Betting Preview

Barry Devoe
1 year ago
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Cleveland Cavaliers' Jarrett Allen and Darius Garland react after basket during game against Pelicans

The Cleveland Cavaliers (35-22) are back in action as they take on the New Orleans Pelicans (29-27) on Friday Night at Smoothie King Center. The Cavaliers are aiming for their fifth consecutive win, while the Pelicans are looking to capture their fourth straight win. 

Both teams will look to continue to make up ground in their respective conferences and one streak has to end. Will the Cavaliers overcome their road woes? Or will the Pelicans start to make a run in the Western Conference?

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Cleveland Cavaliers Look To Overcome Road Woes

Cleveland beat the Detroit Pistons handily on Wednesday in a game that was never close, as the Cavs have extended their winning streak to four games and are playing excellent basketball. Jarrett Allen led the Cavaliers in the victory with a double-double that included 20 points and 14 rebounds.

The Cavaliers are starting to play like we all thought they could since adding Donovan Mitchell and they are now in fourth position in the Eastern Conference with a record of 35-22 and just four games behind first place. 

The Cavaliers will hit the road where they have struggled to pick up wins with a record of 12-16, but they are currently riding a four-game winning streak and are 7-3 in their last ten games. Cleveland has been solid defensively conceding only 106.2 points and their offense has come alive scoring almost 112 points. 

Mitchell is the clear leader averaging 26.8 points per game while Darius Garland has been a solid contributor with 22 points and 8.1 assists per game. 

New Orleans Pelicans Look To Start Winning Streak

As for the New Orleans Pelicans, they will play host to the Cavaliers and they have struggled as of late after starting out hot in Western Conference play. After a stretch where they lost ten games straight, the Pelicans now sit at 29-27 and in seventh place in the West. 

New Orleans has performed strongly offensively, shooting 48 percent from the field, and shooting 35.7 percent from three, while allowing 113.5 PPG on average and averaging 115.5 PPG themselves. Zion Williamson has been their best player averaging 26 points per game while Brandon Ingram scores 21.6 points a game. The problem New Orleans has run into is that they can’t stay healthy. WIlliamson has been out since early January with a hamstring issue, while Ingram is making his way back and showing rust from a foot injury. 

Despite this, the Pelicans were victorious in their most recent game over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday. Ingram led the Pelicans with 30 points, followed by Valanciunas, who had a double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds. They will be looking to win their fourth straight contest. 


The Cavaliers will have their backs up against the wall when they hit the road to take on the Pelicans on Friday night. Since Brandon Ingram has returned from injury, New Orleans looks like a completely different team and they have gained some confidence winning three straight games. 

Two of the Pelicans three victories came against teams who are currently out of the playoff picture. At full strength, this Cavs squad can compete for an NBA title with their combination of tough defense and elite scoring ability. In addition, Cleveland has covered the spread in each of their last four contests and five of their last six. 

Look for the Cleveland Cavaliers stay hot as they eye moving up the Eastern Conference standings. 

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