Charlotte Hornets vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction NBA Picks 4/14/24

Cleveland Cavaliers (48-33) vs Charlotte Hornets (20-61)

Game Info: Sunday, April 14, 2024 at 1:00 pm (Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse)

Betting Odds: Cleveland Cavaliers -12.5 --- Over/Under: 205.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Charlotte Hornets and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Sunday in 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 terrible form as they've lost 12 of their last 15 games overall and they will be hoping to cap off their regular season on a high after getting thrashed by the Celtics in a 131-98 road defeat on Friday. Tre Mann led the team with 19 points and eight assists on six of 10 shooting while Nick Smith Jr added 15 points off the bench, but no other player finished in double figures in scoring. As a team, the Hornets shot just 42 percent from the field and 15 of 35 from the 3-point line as they struggled to keep pace with the depleted Celtics from the start and were never in the contest after getting outscored by 39-19 in the second quarter.

Cleveland Cavaliers

Meanwhile, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been in decent shape as they've split their last eight games and they will be eager to cap off their regular season with a third straight win after taking down the Pacers in a 129-120 home win on Friday. Donovan Mitchell led the team with 33 points, five assists and four steals, Jarrett Allen added 29 points with 13 rebounds on 13 of 14 shooting while Darius Garland and Caris LeVert each scored 16 points. As a team, the Cavaliers shot 52 percent from the field and 13 of 32 from the 3-point line as they caught fire early and jumped out in front with 70 points in the first half, before they closed the final 24.1 seconds on a 6-0 run to pull away and escape with the gritty home win.

Cleveland Cavaliers Player Facts

  • Jarrett Allen ranks 1st in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for FG% (63.1%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Cavaliers rank 1st in the league for Q2 opponent points per game this season (26.8).
  • The Cavaliers are one of only two teams to lose a game when leading by 20+ points at HT 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 rebounds per game this season (40.2).

Hornets vs Cavaliers prediction

The Hornets are keeping an eye on Davis Bertans who is questionable for this one, while the Cavaliers are still missing Sam Merrill, Caris LeVert, Donovan Mitchell and Ty Jerome. The Hornets have been one of the coldest teams for a while now, and they certainly didn't look good in their 33-point defeat on Friday, while the Cavaliers are coming into this one gunning for a third straight win. It's always tricky betting on the last game of the regular season, but even with the big line, I think the Cavaliers will get the win and cover at home.

Peter’s Pick Cleveland -12.5

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