Charlotte Hornets vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction NBA Picks 3/25/24

Cleveland Cavaliers (43-27) vs Charlotte Hornets (17-53)

Game Info: Monday, March 25, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse)

Betting Odds: Cleveland Cavaliers -12.5 -- Over/Under: 206.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Charlotte Hornets and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Monday in the NBA action at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Hornets vs Cavaliers prediction.

Charlotte Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets have been in a major slump as they've lost 11 of their last 13 games overall and they will be hoping to arrest a four-game slide after getting thrashed by the Hawks in a 132-91 road defeat on Saturday. Miles Bridges led the team with 27 points on 11 of 19 shooting, Brandon Miller added 13 points while Nick Richards chipped in with 12 points and 16 rebounds on five of seven shooting. As a team, the Hornets shot 41 percent from the field and 11 of 39 from the 3-point line as they struggled to keep pace with the Hawks from the start, falling behind by 18 points at halftime before they got blown off the floor in the second half to suffer one of their biggest defeats of the season.

Cleveland Cavaliers

Meanwhile, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been in poor form for a while now as they've lost six of their last eight games overall and they will be hoping to avoid a fourth straight defeat after getting scorhed by the Heat in a 121-84 road defeat last night. Evan Mobley led the team in scoring with 15 points on four of six shooting, but no other player scored more than nine points as the Cavaliers never got out of second gear on offense. As a team, the Cavaliers shot just 41 percent from the field and nine of 29 from the 3-point line as they got outscored from start to finish and never really looked in the contest after falling behind by double digits early. The Cavaliers will meet the 76ers after this back-to-back set against the Hornets.

Cleveland Cavaliers Player Facts

  • Jarrett Allen ranks 2nd in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for FG% (62.5%) this season.
  • Caris LeVert is one of only 19 players to have scored 30+ points off the bench in a game this season.

Charlotte Hornets Player Facts

  • Nick Richards ranks 9th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for Blocks Per Game (1.2) this season.
  • Miles Bridges ranks 32nd amongst qualified players for points per game (21.3) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Cavaliers rank 1st in the league for Q2 opponent points per game this season (26.5).
  • The Cavaliers are one of only two teams with two players averaging a double-double this season.
  • The Hornets rank 30th in the league for point differential per game this season (-10.5).
  • The Hornets rank 30th in the league for free throws made per game this season (14.4).

Hornets vs Cavaliers prediction

The Cavaliers are still missing a few players with Donovan Mitchell, Ty Jerome and Max Strus all out, while the Hornets are still without LaMelo Ball for this one. You really couldn't back either team with any confidence these days, but the Cavaliers should win this one as they still have more than enough firepower to get the job done at home. The only problem is that the Cavaliers are playing their second game of a back to back set, so I think I am more comfortable taking the Hornets with the hefty start in this spot.

Peter’s Pick Charlotte +12.5

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