Hornets vs. Cavaliers Free Pick
Fresh off a home loss, will the Cleveland Cavaliers bounce back in a big way tonight against the Charlotte Hornets at 7PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Cavaliers are favored at home tonight, as they are getting odds of -8.5 points against the Hornets. The over/under total for the game has been set at 205 points.
Cleveland is 40-15 on the season, 23-5 at home and 24-28-3 against the spread. Charlotte is 29-26 overall, 10-17 on the road and 28-26-1 against the spread. Cleveland has won four of the last five in the series, going 3-2 against the spread in those games. They have split two meetings this season, both game of which were in Charlotte. These two have hit the under in seven of their last nine encounters.
Charlotte looks to be a hot team, as the Hornets have won five straight and seven of their last eight. They have covered in four straight as well, including three road games. Cleveland had a five-game win streak snapped at home on Monday against the Pistons. You would think a LeBron James led team would be strong after a loss, but the Cavaliers are just 6-8 against the spread this season coming off a defeat while Charlotte is 16-12 ATS after a win. The Hornets have some injury issues as the forward position, but they seem to have figured something out over the last few weeks while the Cavaliers are a little worn down. Look for Charlotte to keep this one interesting.
WEDNESDAY’S NBA FREE PICK: CHARLOTTE HORNETS +8.5