Thursday, February 22, 2024

Cleveland Cavaliers at Charlotte Hornets odds, picks and predictions

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The Cleveland Cavaliers (42-27) visit the Charlotte Hornets (22-46) on Sunday. Tip from Spectrum Center is scheduled for 5 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Cavaliers vs. Hornets odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.

The Cavaliers fell 119-115 to the Heat on Friday failing to cover as 3-point road underdogs. The loss snapped a 3-game winning streak. The Cavs are 5-5 in their last 10 games and 4-6 against the spread (ATS) in that span. On the season, Cleveland is 36-30-3 ATS.

Charlotte beat Detroit 113-103 to cover as 3.5-point road favorites on Thursday. It has now won back-to-back games and is 7-3 in its last 10 games. In that span, the Hornets are 7-3 ATS and sit at 30-35-3 ATS this season.

The Cavaliers beat the Hornets 132-122 in double overtime to push as 10-point home favorites in the 1st meeting on Nov. 18.

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Cavaliers at Hornets odds

Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 8:16 a.m. ET.

  • Moneyline (ML): Cavaliers -350 (bet $350 to win $100) | Hornets +290 (bet $100 to win $290)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Cavaliers -8.5 (+100) | Hornets +8.5 (-120)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 219.5 (O: -112 | U: -108)

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Cavaliers at Hornets key injuries

Cavaliers

  • C Jarrett Allen (eye) doubtful
  • PG Darius Garland (quad) questionable

Hornets

For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.

Cavaliers at Hornets picks and predictions

Prediction

Cavaliers 111, Hornets 107

Moneyline

PASS.

The moneyline is not profitable for a play on the Cavalier in this matchup.

Against the spread

BET HORNETS +8.5 (-120).

The Hornets are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games including 4-2 ATS in their last 6 home games.

The Cavaliers are just 14-18-2 ATS on the road this season, 1-8-2 ATS in their last 11 road games against a team with a home winning percentage below .400, and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 road games against a team with a losing road record.

Over/Under

BET UNDER 219.5 (-108)

The Under is 6-1 in the Cavs’ last 7 Sunday games and is 4-1 in their last 5 road games against a team with a losing home record. The Cavs also have the top-ranked defense in the NBA for opponent points per game (106.6).

For Charlotte, the Under is 17-4 in its last 21 games overall, 4-1 in its last 5 Sunday games, and 4-0 in its last 4 games against a team with a winning outright record.

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