Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Charlotte Bobcats - 11/15/13
Charlotte Bobcats (4-4) at Cleveland Cavaliers (3-6)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 15, 2013 at 7:30 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -7 -- Over/Under: 189 See the Latest Odds
Kyrie Irving and Kemba Walker will meet tonight when the Charlotte Bobcats take on the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Bobcats have won three of their last five and are coming off an 89-83 win over the Celtics thanks to a big night from Al Jefferson who grabbed a double-double of 22 points and 11 rebounds. The Bobcats will be delighted with their big man's performance but then there was Kemba Walker who grabbed nine rebounds, but made just one of his 13 shots to finish with a total of three points. The win was Charlotte's second straight on the road which elevates them to 2-2 on the road and 4-4 overall.
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The Cavaliers have lost four of their last five and will be looking to avoid a third straight loss after getting destroyed by the Timberwolves to the score of 124-95 on Wednesday. Kyrie Irving led the team with 20 points but this was just one of those games that was over before it began as the Wolves led by 70-47 at halftime which made the second half a mere formality. The loss marks the sixth road loss of the season for the Cavs, but on the other hand, they're 3-0 at home so far.
In ATS trends, the Bobcats are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall and 6-15-1 ATS in their last 22 road games, while the Cavs are 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 games overall and 1-7-1 ATS in their last nine home games.
Head to head, the Bobcats are 2-7 ATS in the last nine meetings overall and 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings in Cleveland.
It's a little surprising to see the Cavs struggling so much this early in the season, but I'm sick of backing them to turn it around without their full regiment of players (Andrew Bynum still missing). Instead, I'm going to take the Bobcats with the points in this one in what should be a low-scoring affair.