New Orleans Pelicans vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, Odds, NBA Picks [12/21/2023]

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, Odds, NBA Picks  [12/21/2023]

The Cleveland Cavaliers and New Orleans Pelicans are scheduled to meet in NBA action at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on Thursday, with tipoff at 7:30PM ET.'s full betting preview for Thursday's Pelicans vs. Cavaliers matchup includes the latest betting odds, as well as our predictions and picks for the game.

Pelicans vs. Cavaliers Prediction: Who Will Win, Cover the Spread

We have used innovative machine learning and data analysis to simulate the result of Thursday's NBA game between the Pelicans and Cavaliers 10,000 times, in keeping with our coverage of NBA picks.

Our independent predictive analytics model gives the Pelicans a 65% chance of defeating the Cavaliers, and our predicted final score has the Pelicans winning 114-110.

According to our model, the Pelicans (-3.5) have a 53% chance of covering the spread, while the Over/Under total of 224.5 points has a 51% chance of going under.

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Pelicans vs. Cavaliers Odds

We have sourced the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Bet Type Pelicans Cavaliers
Spread -3.5 (-110) +3.5 (-105)
Moneyline -164 +140
Total o224.5 (-110) u224.5 (-110)
  • The Cavaliers are +3.5 underdogs against the Pelicans, with -105 at BetMGM Sportsbook the best odds currently available.
  • For the favored Pelicans (-3.5) to cover the spread, FanDuel Sportsbook has the best odds currently on the market at -110.
  • DraftKings Sportsbook currently has the best moneyline odds for the Cavaliers at +140. That means you can throw down $100 to profit $140, earning a total payout of $240, if they win.
  • Elsewhere, FanDuel currently has the best moneyline odds for the Pelicans at -164, where you can risk $164 to win $100 for a total payout of $264 if they come out on top.
  • The Over/Under is set at 224.5 with BetMGM, which currently has the best odds for the Over at -110, as well as the best odds for the Under at -110.

All odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

As always, check out the sports betting sites you can bet with in your state for the best NBA odds and lines.

Pelicans vs. Cavaliers Picks

By comparing our predictions to the odds listed above, we have identified the best betting picks to place on this game:

Bet Type Our Pick Best Odds
Spread Pelicans -3.5 -110
Moneyline Pelicans -164
Total Under 224.5 -110


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Pelicans vs. Cavaliers Player Props

NBA player props are a common way to wager on Thursday's New Orleans vs. Cleveland matchup without necessarily betting on the outcome.

We have crunched the numbers to project key individual stats for each team, such as points, rebounds, assists and three-pointers.

Brandon Ingram is expected to lead the Pelicans with 25 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists, while Caris LeVert is projected to finish with 15 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists for the Cavaliers.

Pelicans Prediction

Our model's projected player stats for the Pelicans:

Brandon Ingram 25 5 6 1
CJ McCollum 18 4 5 2
Jonas Valanciunas 18 14 3 1
Trey Murphy 17 4 2 2
Herbert Jones 11 5 3 1

Cavaliers Prediction

Projected points, rebounds, assists and three-pointers for the Cavaliers:

Caris LeVert 15 4 5 2
Jarrett Allen 14 9 3 0
Craig Porter 13 3 4 0
Max Strus 12 5 3 3
Sam Merrill 11 3 2 3

For more help with your NBA prop betting, check out the best NBA trends for today's games.

Remember, our model updates regularly, so check this article for any changes to our betting insights before the Pelicans vs. Cavaliers on Thursday December 21, 2023.

Pelicans vs. Cavaliers Game Information

Thursday's game between the Cavaliers and Pelicans at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse is scheduled to begin at 7:30PM ET.


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