New Orleans Pelicans vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds

The Pelicans will play the Cavaliers on Thursday, December 21st, 2023. Your timezone's tip off time is 7:40 pm EST. Check local listings or your nearest streaming app for coverage.

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Key Matchup Stats

Now that the 2023-24 NBA season is in full swing, let's gear up for a game between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Cleveland Cavaliers set for Thursday, December 21st, 2023. Make sure to review each team's performance stats below as you handicap this matchup. We've included a few key metrics we think will be most helpful. At this point in the season, statistical trends should begin to firm up.

  • SportsBetting3.com Power Rankings - The New Orleans Pelicans currently have a 92.33 power ranking. The power ranking for the Cleveland Cavaliers is 91.67. Continue monitoring these figures as the season progresses.
  • Away New Orleans Pelicans - The New Orleans Pelicans currently have a 7-7 record as an away team. That standing puts them 3rd in the league for away team wins.
  • Home Cleveland Cavaliers - The Cleveland Cavaliers start this matchup with a 9-6 record as a home team. They now rank 5th in the league for home team wins so far in the 2023-24 NBA regular season.
  • Average Points Per Game - The New Orleans Pelicans currently rank 12th (115.9) for average points scored per game. On the other side of the court, the Cleveland Cavaliers stand at 21st averaging 112.4 PPG.
  • Average Opponent Points Per Game - Opponents have scored an average of 113.9 points against the New Orleans Pelicans, ranking them 15th in the league. The Cleveland Cavaliers currently rank 20th in the league for points scored against them, with a current standing of 112.1 OPPG.
  • Team Division Records - The New Orleans Pelicans have notched a 4-3 Western Southwest Division division record, while the Cleveland Cavaliers possess a 2-2 Eastern Central Division standing.
  • Overall Team Records - The New Orleans Pelicans have a 16-12 overall record, while the Cleveland Cavaliers have a 16-12 standing.

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Arrr, mateys! Brace yourselves for another clash on the hardwood...

The New Orleans Pelicans are ready to pillage the Cleveland Cavaliers' territory. The fans in Cleveland are known to be a rowdy bunch, screaming their lungs out to distract the away team. They make the arena feel like a pirate ship, with their thunderous chants and boisterous cheers. It's enough to make any team walk the plank...

Both the Pelicans and the Cavaliers have a 16-12 overall standing this season. The Pelicans have been holding their ground in the Western Southwest Division, boasting a 4-3 division record. Meanwhile, the Cavaliers have been treading water in the Eastern Central Division with a 2-2 division record. It's a battle of equals, my hearties.

The Pelicans have been scoring at a blistering pace, averaging 115.9 points per game. They have an offensive arsenal that can fire cannons from all angles. The Cavaliers, on the other hand, have been slightly more reserved with their offense, averaging 112.4 points per game. Will their defense be able to hold off the Pelicans' relentless onslaught?

So, grab yer grog and see you courtside at today's game, me hearties! Be sure to review the best point spread, moneyline, and total bets from our featured sportsbooks. And if ye fancy some extra excitement, look at this game's prop bets below. It's going to be a battle on the high seas, and only one team will sail away with the treasure of victory.

Best Pelicans at Cavaliers Odds


Best Point Spread Betting Odds
Underdog

Cleveland Cavaliers
Favorite

New Orleans Pelicans
The New Orleans Pelicans have a -3.5 -115 point spread at BetMGM Array. They are the point spread favorite in this matchup. The Cleveland Cavaliers have a +4 -107 point spread at BetRivers. The Cleveland Cavaliers are the point spread underdogs. Review how to bet on a point spread with our text and video tutorials.

Best Total Betting Odds
OverUnder
BetRivers has the best over line of 228.5 points. Risk $109 to win $100. BetMGM has the best under line of 228.5 points. Risk $110 to win $100. Our tutorial explains more about total bets.

Best Moneyline Betting Odds
Underdog

Cleveland Cavaliers
Favorite

New Orleans Pelicans
The New Orleans Pelicans are the -165 moneyline favorite. Risk $165 to win $100 on the New Orleans Pelicans at BetRivers. The Cleveland Cavaliers are the +140 underdog at BetMGM. Risk $100 to win $140 on the Cleveland Cavaliers. Learn more about how to bet on money lines.

Matchup Odds FAQs

What is the point spread for the New Orleans Pelicans vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA game on Thursday, December 21st, 2023?

The New Orleans Pelicans are -3.5 -115 point spread favorites at BetMGM, while the Cleveland Cavaliers are +4 -107 point spread underdogs at BetRivers.

What is the over-under total line for the New Orleans Pelicans vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA game on Thursday, December 21st, 2023?

The best over line is 228.5 -109 points at BetRivers, which means you risk $109 to win $100 betting the over. The best under line is 228.5 -110 points at BetMGM, and that means you risk $110 to win $100 betting the under.

What is the moneyline for the New Orleans Pelicans vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA game on Thursday, December 21st, 2023?

The New Orleans Pelicans are the -165 moneyline favorite at BetRivers and the Cleveland Cavaliers are the +140 moneyline underdog at BetMGM.

NBA Odds Example

NBA Odds and Outcomes Explained

Game
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Pelicans
Cavaliers
12/21/23 7:40pm EST
-4 -114+4 -107
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Underdog Cleveland Cavaliers - Cleveland Cavaliers bettors risk $100 to win $93.46 at -107 odds.

A +4 Cleveland Cavaliers underdog bet wins if they lose by 3 or fewer, tie, or win outright. The bet pushes if they lose by 4. Your bet loses if they lose by 5 or more.

Favorite New Orleans Pelicans - New Orleans Pelicans bettors risk $100 to win $87.72 at -114 odds.

A -4 New Orleans Pelicans favorite bet wins if they win by 5 or more. The bet pushes if they win by 4. Your bet loses if they win by 3 or fewer, tie, or lose outright.

New Orleans Pelicans at Cleveland Cavaliers Prop Bets

NBA Prop Bets
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BetRivers Sports Betting BetRivers
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Pelicans
Cavaliers
First Team To Score
12/21/23 7:40pm EST
-108-118Bet
Cavaliers
Team Total Points
NOP at CLE
12/21/23 7:40pm EST
113.5 o -115113.5 u -113Bet
Pelicans
Team Total Points
NOP at CLE
12/21/23 7:40pm EST
115.5 o -122115.5 u -106Bet
Isaac Okoro
Points Scored
NOP at CLE
12/21/23 7:40pm EST
8.5 o -2758.5 u +170Bet
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Jarrett Allen
Points Scored
NOP at CLE
12/21/23 7:40pm EST
15.5 o -17515.5 u +123Bet
Max Strus
Points Scored
NOP at CLE
12/21/23 7:40pm EST
16.5 o -15716.5 u +114Bet

Team Standings

2023-2024 NBA Regular Season Standings - New Orleans Pelicans, Cleveland Cavaliers
Team W L Pct GB Home Away Div Conf PPG Op. PPG Diff Strk L10
New Orleans Pelicans49320.605+14.021-1828-149-730-21115.2110.5+4.7W45-5
x - Cleveland Cavaliers48330.593+15.026-1422-1911-531-20112.7110.1+2.6W25-5

New Orleans Pelicans & Cleveland Cavaliers Futures Odds

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New Orleans Pelicans Championship Odds
2023-24 New Orleans Pelicans NBA Championship Odds

Team
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Pelicans
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Cleveland Cavaliers Championship Odds
2023-24 Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Championship Odds

Team
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Cavaliers
+4000
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+4000
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New Orleans Pelicans & Cleveland Cavaliers Team Pages

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  4. Choose your bet and place a wager.

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