Cleveland hosts New Orleans on 7-game home skid
New Orleans Pelicans (18-29, 12th in the Western Conference) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (13-34, 14th in the Eastern Conference)
Cleveland; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
LINE: Pelicans -7.5; over/under is 233
BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland is looking to end its 7-game home slide with a win against New Orleans.
The Cavaliers have gone 6-17 at home. Cleveland has a 9-31 record when giving up over 100 points.
The Pelicans have gone 9-14 away from home. New Orleans is fourth in the league scoring 16.5 fast break points per game. Brandon Ingram leads the Pelicans averaging 3.1.
The Cavaliers and Pelicans match up Tuesday for the first time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Tristan Thompson leads the Cavaliers with 10.4 rebounds and averages 12.4 points. Collin Sexton has averaged 22.6 points and collected 3.8 rebounds while shooting 48.9 percent over the last 10 games for Cleveland.
Ingram leads the Pelicans averaging 25 points and is adding 6.4 rebounds. E’Twaun Moore is shooting 46.1 percent and has averaged 9.5 points over the last 10 games for New Orleans.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cavaliers: 3-7, averaging 107.2 points, 43.7 rebounds, 23.1 assists, six steals and 3.2 blocks per game while shooting 46.7 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115 points on 50.5 percent shooting.
Pelicans: 6-4, averaging 120.8 points, 47.3 rebounds, 28.4 assists, 6.8 steals and six blocks per game while shooting 48.1 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.2 points on 46.1 percent shooting.
INJURIES: Cavaliers: Ante Zizic: out (illness), Brandon Knight: out (knee).
Pelicans: Kenrich Williams: out (back), Darius Miller: out (achilles).