Despite losing just one game this season, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been far from a safe bet. The Cavs are just 3-5 ATS through their first eight games of the season, which includes failing to cover in their past four at home. Cleveland will be the location when the surprising Charlotte Hornets take on the Cavs Sunday.
- The Cavaliers are 18-3 SU in their past 21 games hosting the Hornets.
- The Hornets are 1-5 ATS in their past 6 games against the Cavaliers.
- In his past 3 games, Kemba Walker has averaged 28.3 points, 7.3 assists and 5.7 rebounds per game.
The Cavs have made an effort to incorporate the deep ball more this season, as they have taken at least 32 3-point attempts in each of their eight games. Comparably, they only accomplished that feat 26 times in the entirety of last season. It has been the duo of Kyrie Irving and J.R. Smith leading the way from deep, as they are both averaging three 3-point attempts per game.
You never want to contribute a team’s success to just one player, but Kemba Walker has put the Hornets on his back this season. Walker is averaging 25.9 points per game, which is nearly double the next closest teammate and is almost 25 percent of the team’s scoring.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The visiting Charlotte Hornets betting line opened this morning as 8.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds – Shark
(including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 206.5 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.
Odds – Shark
score prediction models pick a 113-105 result in favor of the Cavaliers today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Charlotte Hornets vs Cleveland Cavaliers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Cleveland battles the Charlotte Hornets, currently with a 6-2 mark (5-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 3-4-1 for the Cleveland Cavaliers and 5-3 for the Charlotte Hornets. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Charlotte injuries news.
According to the betting Power Rankings at Odds – Shark
, it’s the No. 2-rated Cleveland Cavaliers and the No. 4-rated Hornets in this NBA basketball matchup.
The game also pits Cleveland’s No. 2-ranked offense averaging 110.62 PPG, against a Charlotte Hornets defense that ranks No. 6 at 98.75 PPG. The Cleveland Cavaliers field goal percentage has averaged 43.69% so far, less than the Charlotte Hornets shooters have achieved on the year, 43.71% per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Kemba Walker chucked in 40 points for Charlotte on Friday, but they still came up short in losing 113-111 at Spectrum Center.
Cleveland got 27 points and 27 rebounds from LeBron James en route to a 105-94 victory over Washington on Friday at Verizon Center.
- Charlotte is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte’s last 5 games
- Charlotte is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte’s last 5 games on the road
- Cleveland is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
- Cleveland is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
- Cleveland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
- Cleveland is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Charlotte at Minnesota, Tuesday, November 15th
Cleveland home to Toronto, Tuesday, November 15th