The Charlotte Hornets are giving it everything they can to make a late-season charge for a playoff spot, but time is not working in their favor. The Hornets will look to knock off the top team in the Eastern Conference, the Cleveland Cavaliers, on Friday. Oddsmakers initially set the Cavs as 3-point road chalk with a total of 215.
– Shark Bites
- The total has gone OVER in five of the Cavaliers’ last six games against the Hornets.
- The Cavaliers are 5-0 SU and 4-0-1 ATS in their last five games against the Hornets.
- The Hornets are 3-9 SU in their last 12 games against teams with winning records.
Charlotte has won three straight but has just 11 games left to play, with 10 of those tilts coming against teams competing for postseason spots. The Hornets will play their next three at home before ending the campaign with five of eight on the road with stops in Toronto, Oklahoma City and Washington.
Health has been an issue for the Cavs since the all-star break, but they’re back to full capacity now. Sharpshooter Kyle Korver, who missed the team’s last seven games with a foot injury, returned to action on Wednesday in a 126-113 setback to the Denver Nuggets. Korver knocked down three 3-pointers in 19 minutes off the bench in that game.
Cleveland has taken the last three meetings easily, winning by an average of 10 points in each affair.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Cleveland Cavaliers listed as -3-point favorites earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 215 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.
Odds – Shark prediction models pick the Hornets to win this game 108-106. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Charlotte Hornets Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Charlotte Hornets are 32-39 so far on the NBA season, and 31-37-3 ATS vs the spread betting line. The Cleveland Cavaliers, meanwhile, are 46-24 and 31-37-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Charlotte go 34-37 and the Cavaliers go 39-29-2 on the total. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Charlotte vs Cleveland injuries news.
This game pits the Charlotte Hornets, currently No. 15 in the Odds – Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Cleveland Cavaliers, who rate No. 19 in the most recent survey update.
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Charlotte’s No. 8-rated NBA squad against Cleveland’s No. 15-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Charlotte rates No. 11 in the league with 10.03 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 2 with 13.14 per outing.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Cavaliers got a terrific 33-point performance from Kyrie Irving but Denver handed them a 126-113 defeat on Wednesday at Pepsi Center.
Kemba Walker scored 22 points leading the Hornets to a 109-102 victory over Orlando at Amway Center on Wednesday.
- Cleveland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- Cleveland is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
- Cleveland is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 10 of Cleveland’s last 14 games on the road
- Charlotte is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
- Charlotte is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games at home
- Charlotte is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Charlotte’s last 16 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Cleveland home to Washington, Saturday, March 25th
Charlotte home to Phoenix, Sunday, March 26th