Hornets vs. Cavaliers Prediction
Can the Charlotte Hornets keep their playoff hopes alive tonight when they go on the road to face the Cleveland Cavaliers at 7PM ET?
503 Charlotte Hornets vs. 504 Cleveland Cavaliers
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
7PM ET – Quicken Loans Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Hornets are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -8 points against the Cavs. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 221.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 77 percent going on the Hornets on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Hornets making final surge
Charlotte has won three straight and covered the spread in four straight coming into tonight, including a 104-91 win at Detroit on Sunday. The Hornets are now 38-42 on the season, 13-27 on the road, 39-40-1 against the spread and 42-36-2 with the over. The Hornets are ninth in East right now. They are 1 game behind Detroit with two games remaining.
On the season, Charlotte is averaging 110.5 points per game while shooting 44.6 percent from the field. Defensively, Charlotte allows 111.9 points per game while opponents shoot 46.9 percent against them. Marvin Williams is doubtful to play tonight with a foot injury. He averages 10 points and 5 rebounds per game. Kemba Walker is the team leader with 25.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 5.9 assists per contest.
Cavs drop ninth straight
Cleveland is coming off a 112-90 loss at home to San Antonio on Sunday. They have dropped nine straight while going 2-6 against the spread in their last eight. The Cavs are 19-62 on the season, 13-27 at home, 37-42-2 against the spread and 43-37-1 with the over.
The Cavaliers are averaging just 104.6 points per game on offense while shooting 44.4 percent as a team. Defensively, Cleveland is giving up 114 points per game while opponents shoot 49.4 percent as a team. Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson are both out for rest purposes tonight. Jordan Clarkson is leading the active roster with 16.9 points per game.
NBA Betting Trends
The Hornets have covered the spread in four straight conference games and in six of their last seven games on 1 day of rest.
The Cavs are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven home games and 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a loss.
Cleveland has covered in the last two meetings with Charlotte, but those games were back at the end of 2018. The Cavs are pretty much down to scraps playing this final game while Charlotte is in a must-win situation. The Hornets have picked up some impressive wins over the Pistons and Raptors over the last week and I think they should be fine rolling past this Cleveland team.
NBA Prediction: Charlotte Hornets -8