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Cavaliers vs Hornets NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Cleveland Cavaliers at Charlotte Hornets
  • Where: Charlotte at Spectrum Center
  • Date: Tuesday, March 14th
  • Betting Odds CHA +7.5, CLE -312 | CHA +249 O/U 221.5

So far, the Cavaliers have put together an overall record of 43-27, while going 38-31-1 vs the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 2-1 straight-up and 1-2 vs the spread.

Cleveland is going for another win in today’s game, as they previously took down the Hornets. Going into the game, they were 10 point favorites against the spread. Their 114-108 victory was not enough to cover. Cleveland pulled out the win despite trailing by 7 going into halftime. The team did not put a dent in this deficit in the 3rd quarter, but put together a strong comeback effort in the 4th. In the win, Darius Garland led the team in scoring with 28 points on a field goal percentage of 40.0%.

The Hornets come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 22-48. So far, the team has gone 30-35-5 against the spread. The Hornets head into today’s action in the midst of a 2 game losing streak. Their average scoring differential in these defeats is -7.0.

The Hornets will be looking to bounce back from a 114-108 loss to the Cavaliers. In terms of betting, Charlotte entered as 10 point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. Charlotte went on to lose the game despite leading by 7 heading into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Terry Rozier, as he contributed 27 points while hitting 52.6% of his shots.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

In the most reecent game between the two teams, the Cavaliers picked up a 132-122 win over the Hornets. When looking at the outcome vs the spread, Cleveland entered as the 10.0 point favorite, resulting in an ATS push. So far this season, the Cavaliers have a record of 2-0 vs the Hornets. Similar to their season-long average, the Cavaliers averaged 106.25 points per game vs the Hornets. Similar to the Cavaliers, the Hornets scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs Cleveland, the team averaged 113.25 points per game. Through the last 5 head-to-head matchups, neither team has gotten a leg up on the spread, each sitting at 2-2-1. In addition, the games have been competitive with an average of just 1 points per game separating the teams. Cleveland and Charlotte averaged a combined 223 points per game in these games, leading to an over-under mark of 3-2.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

Through 70 games, Cleveland is averaging 112.0 points per game (25th). When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Cavaliers are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 95.9 per contest. This deliberate style of basketball has played a role in the unit ranking just 21st in made shots per game.

Defensively, the Cavaliers are one of the top performing units in the league, giving up 105.67 points per contest (5th).

On offense, Donovan Mitchell leads the Cavaliers in scoring at 27.6 points per game, placing him 11th in the NBA. Overall, Mitchell has hit 47.8% of his shots while accounting for 24.0% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 24th in points allowed to shooting guards. At 22.1 points per game, Darius Garland is the 2nd leading scorer for the Cavaliers. For the season, he is 66th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 47.0%.

Through 70 games, the Hornets are averaging 111.8 points per contest, placing them 26th in the NBA. For the season, the Hornets have been playing an up-tempo style of basketball as they sit 4th in the NBA in possessions per game.. The team’s offense could be a candidate to see their overall offensive numbers improve, as not only do they generate an above-average number of possessions, but they are near the top of the league in made 2-point field goals per game.

Defensively, Charlotte has had its problems giving up an average of 114.89 points per game (25th).

This season, the Hornets offense has primarily worked through Terry Rozier and P.J. Washington who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 59 games, Rozier is 40th in the NBA at 21.4 points per game. So far, him and Washington have accounted for 35% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 36.7 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, P.J. Washington is grabbing 4.9 rebounds for Charlotte to go along with 2.4 assists.

Cavaliers vs Hornets Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Hornets +7.5
  • Free Total Prediction: Under 221.5