Cavaliers vs Hornets Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Sunday, April 9, 2023

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The Cleveland Cavaliers (51-30) and the Charlotte Hornets (26-55) play at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in a matchup on Sunday, April 9, 2023 at 1:00 PM ET on BSOH. The Cavaliers are 6-point favorites in the game. The over/under for the matchup is 214.5 points.

How to bet Cavaliers vs. Hornets

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Charlotte Hornets Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 6 points, with sportsbooks listing the Cavaliers as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Cavaliers have -232 odds to pick up the win, while the Hornets are listed at +192 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 214.5 points.

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Cavaliers vs. Hornets Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, April 9, 2023
  • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSOH
  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Arena: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

Cavaliers vs. Hornets Betting Trends

The Cavaliers have played 81 games, with 43 wins against the spread. Cleveland has won 47, or 74.6%, of the 63 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Cavaliers games this year have hit the over on 40 of 81 set point totals.

The Hornets have played 81 games, with 35 wins against the spread. Charlotte has an 18-47 record in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 27.7% of those games). Hornets games this season have hit the over on 34 of 81 set point totals (42%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Cavaliers Leaders
Evan Mobley 78 16.3 9.1 2.9 0.8 1.5 0.3
Jarrett Allen 67 14.4 9.9 1.7 0.8 1.2 0
Cedi Osman 76 8.8 2.3 1.5 0.4 0.1 1.5
Lamar Stevens 60 5.4 3.4 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.5
Ricky Rubio 32 5.2 2 3.4 0.8 0.2 0.7


Hornets Leaders
Dennis Smith Jr. 54 8.8 3.1 4.8 1.4 0.5 0.4
Mark Williams 42 8.7 7 0.4 0.6 1 0
Nick Richards 64 8.1 6.4 0.6 0.2 1.1 0
Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk 29 7.1 1.6 1.6 0.4 0.1 1.4
Theo Maledon 43 6.4 2.7 3.4 0.8 0.3 0.7
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Cavaliers vs. Hornets Injury Report

Hornets: LaMelo Ball: Out (Ankle), Cody Martin: Out (Knee), Terry Rozier: Out (Foot), Gordon Hayward: Out (Thumb), Dennis Smith: Questionable (Toe), Kelly Oubre: Out (Shoulder), P.J. Washington: Out (Foot)

What you need to know about the Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland sports a top-five defense this year, ranking best in the league with 106.9 points allowed per game. On offense, it ranks 25th with 112.5 points scored per contest. The Cavaliers are posting 113.6 points per game in home games. Away from home, they are averaging 111.3 points per contest. The Cavaliers have seen an uptick in scoring lately, putting up 114.9 points per game in their last 10 contests, 2.4 points more than the 112.5 they’ve scored this season.

Cleveland is 19th in the NBA with 11.6 three-pointers per game this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 10th with a 36.8% shooting percentage from downtown. This year, the Cavaliers have taken 63% two-pointers, accounting for 72.1% of the team’s buckets. They have shot 37% from beyond the arc (27.9% of the team’s baskets).

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What you need to know about the Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte is the fourth-worst squad in the NBA in points scored (111 per game) and 23rd in points allowed (117.5). In 2022-23 the Hornets are averaging 3.6 fewer points per game at home (109.2) than on the road (112.8). The Hornets have fared worse offensively in their previous 10 games, tallying 106.5 points per contest, 4.5 fewer points their than season average of 111.

Charlotte is 24th in the league in 3-pointers made (10.8 per game) and second-worst in 3-point percentage (33.2%). The Hornets attempt 36% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 26.1% of their made shots are from there. Inside the arc, they attempt 64% of their shots, with 73.9% of their makes coming from there.

Our prediction to win this contest is the Cavaliers, and we predict that Cavaliers will cover the spread (Cavaliers -6). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 214.5 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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