Charlotte Hornets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 2/3/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers (35-12) at Charlotte Hornets (23-25)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Time Warner Cable Arena)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets +9.5 -- Over/Under: 203.5 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to the Time Warner Cable Arena to battle the Charlotte Hornets tonight.
The Cavaliers will be looking to build on their current five-game win streak after beating the Pacers by 111-106 in overtime on Monday. Kyrie Irving led the scoring with 25 points, LeBron James added 24 poitns while Kevin Love and JR Smith chipped in with 19 points each as the Cavs escaped Indiana with the narrow win thanks to a solid team effort. WIth the victory, Cleveland improves to 35-12 on the season and 16-9 on the road where they've won their last four straight.
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Meanwhile, the Hornets have won four of their last six and are coming off a dominant 101-82 win over the lowly Lakers. Marvin Williams and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist led the team with 19 points each while Kemba Walker added 12 points and six assists as the Hornets made 13 threes and dominated the rebound battle by 59-42 to crush the Lakers in their own building. With the win, Charlotte improves to 23-25 on the season and 7-17 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Cavs are 3-0-2 ATS in their last five road games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last four games overall, while the Hornets are 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a win of more than 10 points and 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team above .600.
Head to head, the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings and the under is 7-1 in the last eight meetings.
The bookies are giving the Hornets a near double-digit headstart which seems like enough against most teams, but the Cavs are on a hot streak and should be too good for the Hornets tonight.