Cavaliers vs Pelicans Game Breakdown & Projections – Wed, Mar 13th 2024

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Cleveland Cavaliers

Cavaliers

40W-25L

Cleveland Cavaliers

March 13, 2024

08:00PM EST

Odds: 215.5 o/u

Pelicans

39W-25L

New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans Pelicans

Grab your jerseys and your game face, folks, because the hardwood at the Smoothie King Center is about to be set ablaze as the Cleveland Cavaliers, with a respectable 40W-25L record, swoop in to challenge the New Orleans Pelicans, standing strong at 39W-25L. It’s a primetime showdown at 08:00 PM EST that’s got the East and West conference rankings teetering like a game of Jenga, with the Cavs trailing by a mere 1.5 games and the Pels perched comfortably at the top. The bookies are having a field day with this one, setting the over/under at a tantalizing 215.5, and the Cavs and Pels at 6.5 and -6.5 respectively. The Pels are still soaring from their 116-103 victory over ATL, while the Cavs are looking to bounce back from a 111-117 stumble against PHX. So, buckle up and prepare for a thrilling battle where the Cavs will try to conquer the nest, and the Pelicans will fight to keep their feathers unruffled!

Game Breakdown

Game Time: March 13, 2024 08:00PM EST
Location: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans

Vegas Odds

CLE ML NOP ML Over/Under Line
Open +215 -260 217.0 6.5/-6.5
Recent +130 -170 215.5 6.5/-6.5
Difference -85 +90 -1.5

Team Performance

cle Team Logo
LAST 10
5W-5L
AWAY
18W-11L

43.5% Win Probability

nop Team Logo
LAST 10
7W-3L
HOME
17W-11L

56.5% Win Probability

Previous Matchups

Date Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT Final O/U ATS
12/21/23 New Orleans Pelicans NOP 36 30 28 29 123 Over
Cleveland Cavaliers CLE 28 24 24 28 104
02/10/23 Cleveland Cavaliers CLE 38 35 28 17 118 Over
New Orleans Pelicans NOP 28 28 26 25 107
01/16/23 New Orleans Pelicans NOP 25 25 31 22 103 Over
Cleveland Cavaliers CLE 24 23 31 35 113
01/31/22 New Orleans Pelicans NOP 19 20 27 24 90 Under
Cleveland Cavaliers CLE 17 21 22 33 93
12/28/21 Cleveland Cavaliers CLE 39 19 25 21 104 Under
New Orleans Pelicans NOP 20 28 28 32 108

Cavaliers Vs Over/Under

Pelicans Vs Over/Under

Cavaliers Recent Games

Date vsOpp Result Reb Ast Tov Shots
03/11 @ PHX 111-117L 37 30 12 86
03/10 @ BRO 101-120L 31 25 12 76
03/08 @ MIN 113-104W 46 27 12 90
03/06 vs ATL 101-114L 42 27 13 89
03/05 @ BOS 105-104W 42 28 8 90
03/03 @ NYK 98-107L 39 31 10 87
03/01 vs DET 110-100W 53 25 15 83
02/28 vs CHI 123-105W 39 37 12 96
02/27 @ DAL 121-119W 47 35 16 83
02/25 vs WAS 114-105W 47 35 10 84

Pelicans Recent Games

Date vsOpp Result Reb Ast Tov Shots
03/10 vs ATL 116-103W 43 32 12 75
03/08 vs PHI 103-95W 48 22 12 83
03/05 vs TOR 139-98W 62 38 11 106
03/01 @ IND 129-102W 47 25 17 87
02/28 vs IND 114-123L 40 26 10 90
02/27 vs NYK 115-92W 44 23 14 78
02/25 @ CHI 106-114L 49 25 19 88
02/23 @ MIA 95-106L 54 20 11 105
02/22 @ HOU 127-107W 43 35 13 96
02/14 @ WAS 133-126W 39 36 10 89

Starting Lineups

Cavaliers Notable Injuries

  • Evan Mobley (PF/C): Avg: 15.6pts, 10.0reb, 3.1ast, 30.7 minutes. Last game: 03/05/24. Impact: 6.3
  • Max Strus (SG/SF): Avg: 11.9pts, 4.8reb, 3.7ast, 31.7 minutes. Last game: 03/03/24. Impact: 3.8
  • Dean Wade (PF/C): Avg: 5.3pts, 4.0reb, 0.8ast, 20.1 minutes. Last game: 03/08/24. Impact: 2.2
  • Emoni Bates (SG/SF): Avg: 2.1pts, 1.1reb, 0.6ast, 7.1 minutes. Last game: 03/10/24. Impact: 0.8
  • Pete Nance (PF/C): Avg: 0.0pts, 0.3reb, 0.0ast, 2.5 minutes. Last game: 03/10/24. Impact: 0.1

Pelicans Notable Injuries

  • Matt Ryan (SG/SF): Avg: 7.7pts, 2.1reb, 0.8ast, 18.4 minutes. Last game: 03/05/24. Impact: 1.7
  • Cody Zeller (C): Avg: 2.0pts, 2.8reb, 1.0ast, 7.9 minutes. Last game: 03/05/24. Impact: 1.1
  • Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (C): Avg: 3.5pts, 2.2reb, 0.3ast, 9.2 minutes. Last game: 03/05/24. Impact: 1.0
  • Izaiah Brockington (SG): Avg: 4.0pts, 2.0reb, 0.0ast, 3.4 minutes. Last game: 03/05/24. Impact: 1.1
  • Dereon Seabron (PG): Avg: 2.3pts, 1.2reb, 0.8ast, 9.2 minutes. Last game: 02/27/24. Impact: 0.8

Top Player Props

This article, published more than 6 hours prior to game time, focuses exclusively on Over prop bets due to the propensity for NBA teams to make last-minute injury adjustments. For the most current prop bets, including any updates closer to tip-off, please refer to the link provided below the table.

Cavaliers Defense vs

Position Pts Reb Ast Overall vs NBA
C #5 #25 #1 #6 -9.2%
PF #24 #8 #17 #20 3.8%
PG #9 #6 #10 #7 -9.9%
SF #4 #15 #1 #3 -14.3%
SG #18 #16 #14 #18 1.7%

Pelicans Defense vs

Position Pts Reb Ast Overall vs NBA
C #18 #26 #3 #21 5.3%
PF #14 #13 #13 #12 -2.5%
PG #3 #14 #24 #4 -11.3%
SF #11 #25 #17 #17 1.6%
SG #13 #5 #11 #12 -3.4%
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Team Comparison

Team Logo
Points per Game
109.4
115.7
Rebounds per Game
41.3
47.1
Assists per Game
29.9
27.5
Steals per Game
6.7
8.4
Blocks per Game
5.3
5.9
Shots per Game
85.1
88.7
3-Pointers Made per Game
14.3
14.1
2-Pt Percentage per Game
53.6
53.6
3-Pt Percentage per Game
37.6
40.5
Turnovers per Game
11.8
13.3
Fouls per Game
16.6
17.5

Recent Trends

  • Jordan Hawkins (PG/SG): 3 Game Minutes avg dropped 37.5% to 11.4, 18.2 min average previous 3 games.
  • Max Strus (SG/SF): 3 Game Minutes avg jumped 73.5% to 33.7, 19.4 min average previous 3 games.
  • Tristan Thompson (C): 3 Game Minutes avg jumped 34.1% to 18.2, 13.5 min average previous 3 games.
  • Dean Wade (PF/C): 3 Game Minutes avg jumped 60.2% to 28.1, 17.5 min average previous 3 games.
  • Overall, they are on a 4-game winning streak.
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