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NBA betting market report: Daily picks, advice for Monday 1/31

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Welcome to the daily NBA betting market report, your source for analysis on the betting lines for the day in professional hoops. For updates throughout the day follow me on Twitter, or check out The Edge daily at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT.

All game lines via VSiN NBA Odds page.

Market Report for Monday, January 31st

*Indicates team is on the second leg of a back-to-back

**Lines are opening numbers

New Orleans Pelicans @ Cleveland Cavaliers (-9.5, 212.5)

The opening number has been all over the place from the overnight, but the consensus between most shops was 8.5 for Cleveland. The Cavaliers fell last night in Detroit as 7.5-point favorites which ruined an 8-1 SU run from the team, but the covers have not come regularly for Cleveland. In the last five games the team is 1-4 ATS and dating back to Dec. 28 they are 5-11-1 ATS over the span of 17 games. It’s wildly obvious that the betting market has overvalued Cleveland, and while this might be another opportunity to jump in and bet against them the injury report is vital for New Orleans. Brandon Ingram has missed the four games and is questionable to play. Jonas Valanciunas has missed the last three and is questionable to play. Josh Hart is on the report with a knee contusion and is questionable to play as well. The Pelicans have lost their last three by double-digits and need both Ingram and Valanciunas back on the floor in a big way. The fact that both were upgraded to questionable is a positive sign, but if I were to back New Orleans here I would need those two on the floor.

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