Hornets vs. Cavaliers Prediction

Charlotte Hornets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers, 4/9/19 NBA Predictions & Odds

Can the Charlotte Hornets keep their playoff hopes alive tonight when they go on the road to face the Cleveland Cavaliers at 7PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

503 Charlotte Hornets vs. 504 Cleveland Cavaliers

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

7PM ET – Quicken Loans Arena

Compare odds and from multiple different online sportsbooks and shop for the best lines at our new NBA Odds & Betting Page.

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

Charlotte

The Hornets have covered the spread in four straight conference games and in six of their last seven games on 1 day of rest.

Cleveland

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.

Prediction:

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

Loading...

NBA Headlines

  • LOS ANGELES (AP) The Southern California sports academy previously co-owned by the late Kobe Bryant has retired his ''Mamba'' nickname and rebranded itself nearly four months after the basketball ...
  • The marketing agent who has sued NBA rookie Zion Williamson wants the former Duke star to answer questions about whether he received improper benefits before playing his lone season with the Blue D...
  • B.J. Armstrong might have played a role in the Chicago Bulls getting their 1996, 1997 and 1998 titles - even though he wasn't on those teams.
    Armstrong was the person who, at a breakfast chat ...
  • BEIJING (AP) Yao Ming, the former Houston Rockets star and now president of the Chinese Basketball Association, says the league has three options for resuming the season that has been on hold sinc...
  • Mike Storen, a former ABA commissioner and multisport marketing whiz and the father of ESPN broadcaster Hannah Storm, died Thursday. He was 84.
    Storm said her father died at Emory University H...

NBA Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail The Best NBA Players for the 2019-20 Season This year’s season, even though it had to undergo an indefinite pause due to the unexpected coronavirus pandemic, was a big season for the NBA, with...
Thumbnail NBA Criticized for Testing Players NBA commissioner Adam Silver hopes to “salvage” the 2019-20 season, but also noted that he does not know if or when the season will resume. Can the league season...
Thumbnail Fears Exist NBA Season Could be Lost According to a report by ESPN.com, NBA owners and executives are bracing for the possibility of not return to league play until mid-to-late June. And that’s reportedly...
Thumbnail Bucks still favored to win NBA Finals The NBA is currently in an indefinite hiatus, but oddsmakers and the league still anticipate a 2020 champion being decided at some point, and they see three...
Thumbnail NBA Shutting Down for 30 Days? While league owners have been reportedly encouraging the commissioner to reconsider, Adam Silver says that the NBA will take a 30-day hiatus and use the time to...