Charlotte Hornets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 11/27/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers (11-4) at Charlotte Hornets (9-6)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Time Warner Cable Arena)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets +4 -- Over/Under: 205.5 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to the Time Warner Cable Arena to battle the Charlotte Hornets tonight.
The Cavaliers were rolling with three straight wins before stumbling in a 103-99 loss at Toronto on Wednesday. LeBron James led the way with 24 points and eight assists on six of 16 shooting, Kevin Love added 21 points and 13 rebounds while JR Smith and Mo Williams added 15 points each, but the Cavs just fell short against the Raptors who had all five starters finished in double figures. It was a tight contest from start to finish but the Cavs faded midway through the fourth quarter as they missed eight straight shots, making just seven of 20 in the fourth quarter. With the loss, Cleveland drops to 11-4 on the season and 3-4 on the road where they've lost their last three.
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Meanwhile, the Hornets have won five of their last six and are coming off a fourth straight win after beating the Wizards in a 101-87 rout on Wednesday. Jeremy Lamb led the scoring with 18 points off the bench while Kemba Walker and Nicolas Batum added 16 points each, but this win was all about defense as the Hornets held the Wizards to just one field goal in a dominant 27-6 fourth quarter. With the win, Charlotte improves to 9-6 on the season and a dominant 7-1 at home.
In ATS trends, the Cavs are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall and 0-5 ATS in their last five road games, while the Hornets are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall.
Head to head, the Cavs are 2-6 ATS in the last eight meetings and the under is 6-1 in the last seven meetings.
This might seem like an easy win and cover for the Cavs, but they've been far from convincing and haven't yet found their groove with key players Kyrie Irving and Iman Shumpert still missing. I'm actually going to take the Hornets with the points as they've been money at home all season.