Charlotte Hornets vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Charlotte Hornets vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction 3/25/2024

The Charlotte Hornets (17-53) travel to face off against the Cleveland Cavaliers (43-28) on Monday, March 25th. This game will be played at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland and televised on BSOH. Both the Hornets and Cavaliers will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 ET.

Hornets vs Cavaliers

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The Hornets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Hornets will look to bounce back from a defeat in their last game, losing to the Hawks with a final score of 132-91. Turning the tide, the Hornets picked up the win, overcoming a halftime deficit of 66-48.

The Hornets are 13th in the Eastern Conference and are 4th in the Southeast division. Overall, they have a record of 17-53 and are hoping to beat the Cavaliers in their next game.

Charlotte arrives with an ATS record of 26-42 for the season up to this point. On the road, the Hornets have an ATS record of 13-24, as opposed to a 13-18 record against the spread when playing at home.

The Cavaliers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Cavaliers’ most recent game versus the Heat saw Evan Mobley lead the Cavaliers with 15 points while shooting 4/6 from the field. Jarrett Allen finished 2nd on the team with 9 points, but Cleveland ended the game with a 121-84 loss.

Coming into today’s game against the Hornets, the Cavaliers have a 43-28 record and are looking to snap their three game losing streak. At home, the Cavaliers are 22-14 compared to 21-14 on the road.

Cleveland has an ATS record of 34-35 so far this season which includes their current three game losing streak vs. the spread. This season, Cleveland has a 21-24 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 13-11 when playing as underdogs.

Hornets Offense Breakdown

Through 70 games games, Charlotte is averaging 106.4 points per game (29th).

This season, the Hornets are one of the worst offensive teams in the NBA, ranking 29th in points per game at 106.4. On the road, they are averaging 104.9 points per game.

So far, the Hornets have scored below the NBA scoring average in 68.6% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 23rd in the league at 97.1 possessions per game.

One area where the Hornets have struggled is getting to the free-throw line, as they are last in the NBA in both free throws made and attempted per game.

Cavaliers Offense Breakdown

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The Cavaliers come into today’s game as the 20th ranked scoring offense at 112.6 points per game.

At home, the Cavaliers are scoring 114.2 points per game, which is 17th in the NBA. Overall, they are 20th in scoring at 112.6 points per game. In terms of pace, Cleveland is 22nd in the league at 97.1 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Cavaliers are 8th in the NBA in made threes at 13.5 per game. However, they are just 17th in three-point shooting percentage at 36%. This season, Cleveland has made 47% of their shots, which is 14th in the league.

So far, the Cavaliers have scored less than the NBA average in 57.7% of their games. In terms of free throws, Cleveland is 24th in the league in both attempts and makes. When it comes to two-point shooting, the Cavaliers are 10th in the NBA at 56%.

Hornets Team Defense

Currently, the Hornets’ defense holds the 20th rank in the NBA, allowing 116.9 points per game. The Charlotte defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.3% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 49.4% of their field goal attempts vs. Charlotte.

Cavaliers Team Defense

Currently, the Cavaliers’ defense holds the 6th rank in the NBA, allowing 109.5 points per game. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Cavaliers squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 52.1% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 36.1% from downtown.

Key Players For The Hornets And Cavaliers

In today’s game, we anticipate Miles Bridges leading the scoring for the Hornets, contributing 21 points while shooting 8/18 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 21.3 points per game, along with 7.5 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Darius Garland to be the top scorer for the Cavaliers. Our projection has him finishing the game with 18, and he is expected to secure 2 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 45% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 18.5 points per game.

Hornets vs Cavaliers Trends

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Charlotte has an ATS record of 0-3 while averaging 93 per game. The team went 0-3 overall in these games.
  • Through their last five home games, Cleveland has an ATS record of just 2-3. However, their overall record was 2-3 while averaging 100 points per game.
  • As the betting underdog, the Hornets have an ATS mark of just 3-7 in their last ten games. Charlotte posted a straight up mark of 1-9 in these matchups.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Cavaliers have a straight up record of 0-3 and an ATS mark of 0-3.

Hornets vs Cavaliers Prediction

In this Hornets vs. Cavaliers matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Hornets at +12. While we project the Cavaliers to win 113-104, our recommendation is to bet on the Hornets for the point-spread.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 205, and our model predicts the Hornets and Cavaliers to score a combined 217 points. We recommend betting on the over.

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

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