Hornets vs Cavs NBA Betting Predictions and Preview for 1/2
The Charlotte Hornets hit the road Thursday night as they head to the state of Ohio for a matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Charlotte looks to get back on track after dropping six in a row.
Let’s take a closer look at where the value is at in this matchup.
- Charlotte Hornets: +112
- Cleveland Cavaliers: -130
- Charlotte Hornets +2: -110
- Cleveland Cavaliers -2: -110
- Over 211: -110
- Under 211: -110
Key Points to Consider
Last Time Out: Bounce Back: Both sides will look to bounce back from losses their last time out. Charlotte lost to the Celtics, 109-92, Tuesday night, while Cleveland heads into this one after a 117-97 loss to Toronto at home.
Head-to-Head: These two sides matched up most recently on Dec. 18, 2019 when the Cavs won at home, 100-98.
Some Numbers: Charlotte is No. 26 in the league in scoring offense, but are No. 16 in scoring defense. Cleveland is No. 27 in scoring, and No. 20 in scoring defense.
Recent Momentum: Don’t forget the Cavs have now won four of their last five, with a blowout loss vs Toronto being their only blip recently. Clearly building some chemistry heading into the new year.
For Charlotte, Devonte Graham is projected to finish with 19 points on 48% shooting, 7 assists, 3 rebounds and 1 steal.
For Cleveland, Kevin Love is projected to finish with 17 points on 59% shooting, 9 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal.
We’re always interested when odds-makers and AccuScore sim data are on opposite sides of the money line. Hornets are listed as slight road ‘dogs, but they win more simulated matchups than do the Cavs. Average score in sims is 109.5 – 107, in favor of Charlotte.
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