Cavaliers vs. Hornets Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Cavaliers are set as a 2.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is 220 points.
Cleveland is 7-7 overall and 4-9-1 ATS after a 104-101 comeback win at the Knicks. Charlotte is 5-7 overall and 5-6-1 ATS after a 90-87 loss at the Celtics. The Cavaliers went 4-0 straight up and 3-0-1 ATS in four meetings last season. The over went 3-1.
The Cavs were led by LeBron James with 23 points, 12 assists, nine rebounds and three blocks in the win at New York. Kyle Korver had 21 points and five boards off the bench. Dwyane Wayne added 15 points, eight rebounds and three assists off the bench. Cleveland outscored the hosts 43-25 in the fourth quarter.
Kemba Walker tallied 20 points and 11 assists in the loss at Boston. Frank Kaminsky scored 14 off the bench, while Dwayne Bacon added 10 points off the bench. Charlotte was outscored 26-11 in the fourth quarter.
Cleveland is 5-0-1 in the last six meetings. The over is 6-1 in the last seven meetings.
It was an emotional win for the Cavs at New York as there were tussles and a major comeback. It could be the start of them getting back on the right track, but we're going to say the Hornets get the best of the matchup at home tonight. It's another road game for Cleveland and the Hornets have played poorly in the fourth quarter of their last two losses, something they will want to correct tonight.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: CHARLOTTE HORNETS +2.5