On Tuesday, the Cleveland Cavaliers (43-27) will embark on an away match against the Charlotte Hornets (22-48) at the Spectrum Center. The Cleveland Cavaliers enter the game with the Eastern Conference’s fourth seed, ten spots ahead of the 14th-placed Charlotte Hornets. With 70 games played, the Charlotte Hornets won’t be making a postseason appearance as things stand. They hope a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers will breathe new life into their playoff hopes.
Charlotte Hornets VS Cleveland Cavaliers Betting expert picks
Take the Cleveland Cavaliers to win (1.32) on the moneyline.
It’s hard to argue with the 3.50 moneyline odds on a Charlotte Hornets win here. The hosts are on a four-game losing skid at the Spectrum Center and are coming off a 108-114 defeat to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cleveland Cavaliers hold the edge in the regular season series, leading 2-0 against the Charlotte Hornets. The visitors are seen as the likely victors again, with their 1.32 moneyline odds suggesting a 76% chance of a road win.
We’re taking a road win for this game. The Charlotte Hornets are on a four-game losing streak at home and lost their previous matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-114.
Against the Spread
Bet on the Charlotte Hornets +8.0 (1.91) to cover the spread.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are favored to win on the road, with a 8-point spread in the NBA betting lines. They have been successful in three out of their last five trips to the Spectrum Center, obtaining a victory margin of 3.3 points on average.
This season, the Charlotte Hornets have gone 31-37-2 ATS in all games. Their record at the Spectrum Center is 13-20 ATS. The Charlotte Hornets have covered the spread in six of their last ten games. In recent Eastern Conference matchups, they hold a 50-46 ATS record.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have gone 16-19 ATS in away games this season. Their overall record stands at 37-31-2 ATS. In their past 10 matches, the Cleveland Cavaliers went 4-6 ATS and also ended up 5-5 ATS from their ten most recent road trips.
Charlotte Hornets VS Cleveland Cavaliers Total
Total over 221.5 (1.91) is how we’d bet on the total for Ohio sports betting.
Based on their head-to-head record, the Charlotte Hornets and the Cleveland Cavaliers look primed for a low-scoring affair. Both sides haven’t produced too many points in their ten most recent matchups. They averaged 216.3 points between them, including 205.8 points in the last five at the Spectrum Center.
The total line for the latest showdown is set at 221.5, 8.1 points higher than the average of 213.4 points that the Charlotte Hornets and the Cleveland Cavaliers scored in their last five matches. If you bet on the Under in the total market, you can get odds of 1.91.
The Charlotte Hornets are 31-39 O/U this season after their last two games went over. In the last five matches home games for the Charlotte Hornets, the total was exceeded in only two of them. They have a 2-8 O/U record from their last ten matches overall.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 17-17 O/U away from home this season. In six of their last seven road games, the total went over. The last five Cleveland Cavaliers games surpassed the total on three occasions, averaging 229.0 points per game.
Charlotte Hornets VS Cleveland Cavaliers Betting trends
Odds for Cleveland Cavaliers vs Charlotte Hornets is provided by the list of Ohio sportsbooks.
- Moneyline (ML): Cleveland Cavaliers (1.32) | Charlotte Hornets (3.50)
- Against the spread (ATS): Cleveland Cavaliers -8.0 (1.91) | Charlotte Hornets +8.0 (1.91)
- Over/Under (O/U): 221.5 (1.91) | (1.91)
Charlotte Hornets Form
Home-court advantage has counted very little for the Charlotte Hornets recently, having lost their last four contests at Spectrum Center. They are coming off a 108-114 defeat to the Cleveland Cavaliers, with a 5-5 record for their past 10 games.
The Charlotte Hornets have had difficulty putting up points on the scoreboard. Entering Tuesday’s matchup, the hosts have averaged 111.8 points per game, which ranks them near the bottom of the NBA. The home team’s defense has been subpar, as they have conceded an average of 117.5 points in 70 games, one of the poorest marks in the league. This performance is not satisfactory.
It appears improbable that the Charlotte Hornets will make it to the Play-In Tournament. After not progressing past the first playoff round last year, they have posted a 22-48 record this season. This puts them in 14th place in the Eastern Conference and fifth in the Southeast Division.
The Charlotte Hornets enter their latest game with 4 players sidelined: Cody Martin, LaMelo Ball, James Bouknight, and Mark Williams.
Cleveland Cavaliers Form
The Cleveland Cavaliers went 43-27 for the season last time out by defeating the Charlotte Hornets 108-114. In their past ten matches, they’ve gone 5-5 and are also 2-3 in their last five on the road.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 112.0 points per game in the NBA this season and 110.3 points away from home. The visitors have had no letdown when it comes to defense. Their defense is one of the toughest in the country, only giving up 106.7 points per game this season and an average of 106.2 points over their last five games.
In contrast to last year, the Cleveland Cavaliers have had a successful return this season. They are in a much better location to reach the playoffs, being fourth in the Eastern Conference and second in the Central Division. Last year, the Cavaliers earned their spot in the Play-In Tournament but failed to progress to the playoffs.
Jarrett Allen is the only reported injury concern for the Cleveland Cavaliers ahead of Tuesday’s game.
Charlotte Hornets vs Cleveland Cavaliers H2H
The Cleveland Cavaliers downed the Charlotte Hornets 108-114 in their previous matchup. The encounter took place at the Spectrum Center in March 2023. Based on the past ten contests of this series, the Cleveland Cavaliers should be confident. They took six victories over the Charlotte Hornets during this run, losing on only four occasions.
The Charlotte Hornets managed an average of 108.6 points a game in their ten most recent outings against the Cleveland Cavaliers, who averaged 107.7 points.