Charlotte Hornets vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Hornets vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction 4/14/2024

The Charlotte Hornets (20-61) travel to face off against the Cleveland Cavaliers (48-33) on Sunday, April 14th. This game will be played at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland and televised on BSOH. 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 Pacers. Tip-off is set for 1:00 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 Celtics with a final score of 131-98. In addition to their straight-up loss, the Hornets couldn’t cover the spread as +7.5 point underdogs. The over/under line heading into this matchup was 218 points in which the two teams surpassed.

Heading into today’s game vs the Cavaliers, the Hornets have a 20-61 record this season. In the Eastern Conference, the Hornets are 13th and are 4th in the Southeast division.

Charlotte currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 32-47 at this point. On the road, the Hornets have an ATS record of 14-26 compared to a 18-21 record vs. the spread at home.

The Cavaliers Are Coming Off A Win

Most recently, the Cavaliers bested the Pacers with a score of 129-120. the Cavaliers not only secured a victory straight-up but also did so while covering the spread as -2.5-point favorites. The over/under line entering this matchup was 230.5 points, and both teams achieved a total score that exceeded that line.

Over the course of 81 games, the Cavaliers have gone 31-20 in Eastern Conference play and 17-13 in non-conference matchups. Coming into today’s game, the Cavaliers are 48-33 overall and have gone 5-5 in their last ten games.

So far, Cleveland is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 38-41. Cleveland has gone 24-27 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 14-14 when playing as underdogs.

Hornets Offense Breakdown

Charlotte has recorded an average of 106.4 points per game (29th) throughout 81 games games.

When it comes to scoring, the Hornets are 29th in the league at 106.4 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 104.7 points per game (30th).

In terms of pace, Charlotte is 24th in the NBA at 96.7 possessions per game.

From beyond the arc, the Hornets are 23rd in the league in three-pointers made per game (12). Overall, they are shooting 35% from three (24th).

Cavaliers Offense Breakdown

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The Cavaliers come into today’s game as the 20th ranked scoring offense at 112.7 points per game.

At home, the Cavaliers have been scoring 114.6 points per game, which is 17th in the NBA. Overall, they are 20th in scoring at 112.7 points per game. Cleveland has outscored the league average in 43.2% of their games this season.

When it comes to pace, the Cavaliers are 22nd in the league at 97 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 12th at 47%. However, Cleveland is just 24th in free throw attempts and 22nd in offensive rebounds.

So far, the Cavaliers have been one of the better three-point shooting teams in the NBA. They are 7th in three-pointers made per game at 13.5 and 8th in three-point attempts at 36.8 per game. From beyond the arc, Cleveland is shooting 36% (16th).

Hornets Team Defense

Looking at the Hornets defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 116.9 points per game (22nd). For the season, Charlotte is ranked 23rd in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 20.9 free-throws per game vs. the Hornets and have an overall field goal percentage of 49.6%.

Cavaliers Team Defense

Cleveland’s defense has been playing well, ranking 7th in the NBA with 110.1 points allowed per game. The Cleveland defense has allowed opponents to shoot 36.9% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 46.4% of their field goal attempts vs. Cleveland.

Key Players For The Hornets And Cavaliers

Our game forecasts for today suggest that Miles Bridges is set to be the main scorer for the Hornets, recording 21 points and shooting 8/18 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 21 points per game, along with 7.3 rebounds.

As for Cleveland, Darius Garland is projected to be the primary scorer for the Cavaliers. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 18, and adding 3 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 44.6%, and his scoring average is 18 points per game.

Hornets vs Cavaliers Trends

  • Through their last ten road contests, the Hornets offense has averaged 99 points per game while allowing an average of 114. Charlotte posted an overall record of 2-8 while going 3-7 ATS.
  • Through their last five home games, Cleveland has an ATS record of just 2-3. However, their overall record was 1-4 while averaging 109 points per game.
  • As the betting underdog, the Hornets have an ATS mark of just 6-4 in their last ten games. Charlotte posted a straight up mark of 3-7 in these matchups.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Cavaliers have a strong straight up record of 3-0. In addition, their ATS record was 2-1 in these scenarios.

Hornets vs Cavaliers Prediction

When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Hornets vs. Cavaliers game, our recommendation is to take the Hornets at +13. Despite our model showing the Cavaliers winning 113-104, we like Hornets as our point-spread pick.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 209, and our model predicts the Hornets and Cavaliers to score a combined 217 points. We recommend betting on the over.

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