Cavaliers vs Charlotte Hornets NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Cavaliers vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction 3/27/2024

The Cleveland Cavaliers (44-28) travel to face off against the Charlotte Hornets (17-54) on Wednesday, March 27th. This game will be played at Spectrum Center in Charlotte and televised on BSSE. The Cavaliers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Hornets are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Hornets. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Cavaliers vs Hornets

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The Cavaliers Are Coming Off A Win

Most recently, the Cavaliers bested the Hornets with a score of 115-92. As the second half got underway, the Cavaliers were leading by a score of 51-37.

In their last ten games, the Cavaliers have gone 4-6 and come into today’s game vs. the Hornets with a record of 44-28. In Eastern Conference matchups, the Cavaliers are 29-19 and they are 15-9 in non-conference games.

Against the spread, Cleveland is .500 so far this season with a mark of 35-35 ATS. On the road, the Cavaliers have an ATS record of 17-16, as opposed to a 18-19 record against the spread when playing at home.

The Hornets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent game, the Hornets fell to the Cavaliers by a score of 115-92. Despite being behind at halftime 51-37, the Hornets picked up the win.

Even though they are +10.5 underdogs, the Hornets (17-54) are focused on getting a win against the Cavaliers. At home, the Hornets have gone 9-24 compared to their 8-30 road record.

Charlotte comes in with an overall ATS record of 26-43 so far this season. During this season, Charlotte has a 1-4 record against the spread as favorites and 25-39 as underdogs.

Cavaliers Offense Breakdown

Through 72 games the Cavaliers are averaging 112.7 points per contest, placing them 20th in the NBA.

Heading into their matchup with the Hornets, the Cavaliers are 20th in the NBA in scoring at 112.7 points per game. On the road, they have averaged 111 points per game this season.

When it comes to pace, Cleveland is 23rd in the league at 97 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 14th at 47%. However, they are just 24th in two-point field goals made.

So far this season, the Cavaliers have made an average of 13.6 three-pointers per game, which is 7th in the NBA. In terms of free throws, they are 26th in both attempts and makes.

Hornets Offense Breakdown

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Through 71 games the Hornets are averaging 106.2 points per contest, placing them 29th in the NBA.

When it comes to scoring, the Hornets have struggled this season, ranking 29th in the league with 106.2 points per game. However, they have been slightly better at home, averaging 108.0 points per game compared to 104.6 on the road. Overall, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 31.0% of their games.

In terms of pace, Charlotte is 24th in the league at 97 possessions per game. They have also been one of the least efficient teams from the free-throw line, ranking 30th in both free throws made and attempted.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Hornets are 26th in the league at 35%. They are also below average in terms of assists, ranking 28th.

Cavaliers Team Defense

Currently, the Cavaliers’ defense holds the 5th rank in the NBA, allowing 109.3 points per game. On two point field goal attempts, the Cavaliers’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 52.1% and allowing 36.0% from beyond the arc.

Hornets Team Defense

So far, the Hornets’ defense is ranked 21st in the league at 116.8 points per contest. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Hornets are forcing 13.1 per game, which is 18th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 25th in blocked shots at 4.5 per game.

Key Players For The Cavaliers And Hornets

Our projections for today’s game indicate that Darius Garland will be the primary scorer for the Cavaliers, with 18 points and going 6/14 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 18.5 points per game, in addition to 2.6 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Miles Bridges as the leading scorer for the Hornets. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 21 while also collecting 7 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 45.9% and is averaging 21.1 points per contest.

Cavaliers vs Hornets Trends

  • Through their last three road games, Cleveland has an ATS record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 1-2 while averaging 94 points per game.
  • Across their ten previous home games, Charlotte has an ATS mark of 3-7. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-9 while averaging 98 points per game.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Charlotte has an ATS mark of 2-8 while going 1-9 straight up.
  • Going back to their previous three games as the favorite, Cleveland has an ATS mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.

Cavaliers vs Hornets Prediction

In this Cavaliers vs. Hornets matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Hornets at +10.5. While we project the Cavaliers to win 112-104, our recommendation is to bet on the Hornets for the point-spread.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 206.5 and given that our model is projecting 216 points between the teams, we like the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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