Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Charlotte Bobcats - 4/5/14
Charlotte Bobcats (37-38) at Cleveland Cavaliers (31-45)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 7:30 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -2.5 -- Over/Under: 193 See the Latest Odds
TV: TSOH, FSOH
The Charlotte Bobcats and Cleveland Cavaliers will meet Saturday night in their fourth and final regular season matchup. The Bobcats lead the series 2-1.
The Bobcats are trying their best to improve to a sixth seed in the East and have won four of their last five games. However, the Bobcats still have a little bit of work to do to catch the Washington Wizards. On the season, the Bobcats average 96.8 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allow 97.4 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Al Jefferson has been on a tear lately, shooting 53.4 percent from the field and averaging 25.6 points in his last five games. The Charlotte Bobcats are 43-29-3 ATS overall and 21-14-2 ATS on the road.
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The Cavs chances of somehow making the playoffs are quickly fading, but they have won five of their last seven games. On the season, the Cavaliers average 97.5 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allow 101.3 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Cleveland has won its last three games when scoring more than 100 points, but has lost six of its last eight when allowing 100-plus points. Dion Waiters is shooting 40 percent from three and is averaging 21.2 points in his last five games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are 38-38 ATS overall and 21-16 ATS at home.
The Bobcats are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Cavaliers are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The Bobcats are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meeting, while the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
I like the Bobcats in this matchup. The Bobcats are the better overall team and are truly playing for more than the Cavs. Getting points on top is really just a bonus.