Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Charlotte Hornets - 12/18/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Charlotte Hornets (13-17) at Cleveland Cavaliers (6-21)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -3.5 -- Over/Under: 213.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Charlotte Hornets and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
The Charlotte Hornets look for a win after winning four of their last five games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 104.5 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 111.1 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Devonte' Graham is averaging 19.6 points and 7.4 assists while Terry Rozier is averaging 16.6 points and 4.7 rebounds. Miles Bridges is the third double-digit scorer and PJ Washington is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have split their last six road games.
The Cleveland Cavaliers need a win after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 103.7 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 114.2 points on 49.7 percent shooting. Colin Sexton is averaging 17.7 points and 2.4 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 15.9 points and 10.6 rebounds. Jordan Clarkson is the third double-digit scorer and Tristan Thompson is grabbing 9.7 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 38.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost their last six home games.
The Hornets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games. The Cavaliers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games, 18-37-3 ATS in their last 58 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-13 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The under is 6-2 in Hornets last 8 overall. The under is 7-2 in Cavaliers last 9 home games. The Hornets are 2-5-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Cleveland and 4-12-1 ATS in the last 17 meetings. The under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
I understand it's hard to trust a young and inconsistent team such as the Charlotte Hornets on the road and on the end of a back to back, but laying chalk with the Cavs is not an option I can take. The Cleveland Cavaliers have not only lost 10 of their last 11 games, but they're losing they're last five games by an average of 11.4 points and 7.8 points at home. The Cavs are also just 10-16-1 ATS on the season. The Charlotte Hornets are also playing their best ball of the season. Give me the free bucket and the better team.