Cavaliers vs Hornets Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Sunday, March 12, 2023

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The Cleveland Cavaliers (42-27) visit the Charlotte Hornets (22-47) at Spectrum Center on Sunday, March 12, 2023. The contest tips at 5:00 PM ET and airs on BSSE. The Hornets are 8.5-point underdogs in the game. The over/under for the matchup is set at 220 points.

How to bet Cavaliers vs. Hornets

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Charlotte Hornets Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 8.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Cavaliers as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Cavaliers have -345 odds to pick up the win, while the Hornets are listed at +270 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 220 points.

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Cavaliers vs. Hornets Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, March 12, 2023
  • Game Time: 5:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSSE
  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Arena: Spectrum Center

Cavaliers vs. Hornets Betting Trends

The Cavaliers have played 69 games, with 37 wins against the spread. Cleveland has been the favorite in 54 games this season and has come away with the win 39 times (72.2%) in those contests. Cavaliers games this year have hit the over on 33 of 69 set point totals.

Against the spread, the Hornets are 29-37-3 this year. Charlotte has been the underdog on the moneyline 53 total times this season. Buzz City has finished 14-39 in those games. The Hornets have gone over the point total 43.5% of the time this year (30 of 69 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Cavaliers Leaders
Donovan Mitchell 58 27.7 4.1 4.7 1.5 0.4 3.7
Darius Garland 58 22 2.7 7.9 1.3 0.1 2.6
Evan Mobley 67 16 8.9 2.7 0.8 1.4 0.3
Jarrett Allen 62 14.4 9.8 1.7 0.8 1.2 0
Caris LeVert 63 11.4 4 3.9 0.8 0.3 1.5


Hornets Leaders
Terry Rozier 58 21.3 4.2 5 1.1 0.3 2.7
Kelly Oubre Jr. 44 20.4 5.3 1.2 1.4 0.4 2.4
P.J. Washington 64 15.3 4.9 2.4 0.9 1.2 2
Gordon Hayward 43 14.4 4.4 3.9 0.9 0.3 1.1
Dennis Smith Jr. 47 8.8 2.8 4.5 1.4 0.5 0.4
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Cavaliers vs. Hornets Injury Report

Hornets: Cody Martin: Out (Knee), LaMelo Ball: Out (Ankle), Mark Williams: Out (Thumb)

What you need to know about the Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland has been lifted by its defense, as it ranks best in the NBA by allowing just 106.6 points per game. It ranks 25th in the league in points scored (112 per contest). The Cavaliers score 113.7 points per game at home, compared to 110.2 points per game in road games, a difference of 3.5 points per contest. In their last 10 games, the Cavaliers have been racking up 113.9 points per game, an average that’s slightly higher than the 112 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

Cleveland is sinking 11.6 threes per game (17th-ranked in league). It has a 36.5% shooting percentage (12th-ranked) from three-point land. The Cavaliers have taken 62.6% two-pointers and 37.4% from three-point land this year. Of the team’s buckets, 72% are two-pointers and 28% are three-pointers.

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What you need to know about the Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte is the fifth-worst team in the NBA in points scored (111.8 per game) and 24th in points conceded (117.5). The Hornets score 111 points per game at home, and 112.5 away. The Hornets have fared worse offensively in their last 10 games, scoring 108.5 points per contest, 3.3 fewer points their than season average of 111.8.

Charlotte is 22nd in the NBA in 3-pointers made (10.8 per game) and second-worst in 3-point percentage (32.9%). The Hornets attempt 64.3% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 35.7% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 74.1% of the Hornets’ buckets are 2-pointers, and 25.9% are 3-pointers.

Our prediction to win this matchup is the Cavaliers, and we predict that Hornets will cover the spread (Cavaliers -8.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 220 points.

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Austin Harper

Austin is a co-founders at Betsperts and a devoted father of 2. Born and raised in Atlanta Georgia, Austin is passionate about the Atlanta Hawks, Braves, and Falcons. Austin received his Bachelors of Science from Clemson University and gets back for Clemson football and basketball games every chance he gets!

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