The Cleveland Cavaliers (43-27) visit the Charlotte Hornets (22-48) at Spectrum Center, starting at 7:00 PM ET on Tuesday, March 14, 2023. The Cavaliers are 5.5-point favorites in the game, the third matchup between the squads this season. The point total is set as 218.5 points in the contest.
How to bet Cavaliers vs. Hornets
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Charlotte Hornets Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Cavaliers as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Cavaliers have -212 odds to pick up the win, while the Hornets are listed at +176 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 218.5 points.
Cavaliers vs. Hornets Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Tuesday, March 14, 2023
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSSE
- Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
- Arena: Spectrum Center
Cavaliers vs. Hornets Betting Trends
Against the spread, the Cavaliers are 37-32-1 this year. Cleveland has been victorious in 40, or 72.7%, of the 55 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. The Cavaliers have hit the over in 48.6% of their opportunities this year (34 times over 70 games with a set point total).
The Hornets have 30 wins against the spread in 70 games this season. Charlotte has a 14-40 record in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 25.9% of those games). Hornets games this year have hit the over on 31 of 70 set point totals (44.3%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
|Kelly Oubre Jr.||44||20.4||5.3||1.1||1.4||0.4||2.4|
|Dennis Smith Jr.||48||8.9||2.9||4.6||1.4||0.5||0.4|
Cavaliers vs. Hornets Injury Report
Hornets: Kelly Oubre: Probable (Back), Cody Martin: Out (Knee), LaMelo Ball: Out (Ankle), James Bouknight: 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 only 106.7 points per game. It ranks 24th in the league in points scored (112 per contest). The Cavaliers put up 113.7 points per game when playing at home, compared to 110.3 points per game on the road, a difference of 3.4 points per contest. The Cavaliers have been scoring 113.6 points per game in their last 10 appearances, an average that’s a little higher than the 112 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign.
This year, Cleveland is draining 11.5 threes per game (18th-ranked in NBA) and is shooting 36.3% (12th-ranked) from downtown. Of the shots attempted by the Cavaliers in 2022-23, 62.7% of them have been two-pointers (72.2% of the team’s made baskets) and 37.3% have been from beyond three-point land (27.8%).
What you need to know about the Charlotte Hornets
In 2022-23, Charlotte is fifth-worst in the league offensively (111.8 points scored per game) and 23rd on defense (117.5 points conceded). The Hornets are scoring fewer points at home (110.9 per game) than on the road (112.5). The Hornets are putting up 107.3 points per game over their past 10 games, which is 4.5 fewer points than their average for the season (111.8).
Charlotte is 22nd in the NBA in 3-pointers made (10.8 per game) and second-worst in 3-point percentage (33.1%). In 2022-23, the Hornets have attempted 64.4% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 35.6% percent from beyond it. In terms of made shots, 74.1% of the Hornets’ baskets have been 2-pointers, and 25.9% have been 3-pointers.
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