Cavaliers vs. Pelicans NBA Odds & Picks: Six-Game Cover Steak On The Line For Cleveland

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Brian Sevald/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Collin Sexton #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

  • The Cavs are significant underdogs in Friday night's game against the Pelicans.
  • Find out in the PRO Report why sharps are targeting underdog Cleveland in this one.

NBA Odds: Cavaliers vs. Pelicans

Cavaliers Odds+7
Pelicans Odds-7
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The Cleveland Cavaliers enter the second half of the 2021 NBA season as one of the more obvious "sellers" at the trade deadline. Cleveland is looking to move former All-Star center Andre Drummond, who has been away from the team since mid-February as they look for a trade partner.

Things got worse before they got better, but coming out of the All-Star break, Cleveland has won four of their last five games, covering against the spread (ATS) in all five games.

New Orleans came out of the All-Star break with a very disappointing 30-point loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, by far the worst team in the league at 8-29. The Pelicans have a woeful record ATS at 15-22, with Thursday's loss being their worst ATS loss of the season.

Our NBA PRO Report suggests that sharp bettors are backing Cleveland, and thus expect the Pelicans' struggles to bring consistent effort to continue. Let's take a look.

NBA Picks: Cavaliers vs. Pelicans 

PRO Report

Sharp Action

The line for Cavaliers-Pelicans opened at Cleveland +8 before it was pushed down to +7. Since Friday morning, there have been three Action Labs Bet Signals triggered on the Cavaliers that signal sharp action.

Big Money

At the time of this writing, the 47% of bettors backing the Cavaliers have generated 91% of the money wagered on Friday's game.

Model Projections

Our Model Projections make the line for Friday's Cavaliers-Pelicans game Cleveland +5.

PRO Report Pick: Cavaliers +7

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