Cavaliers at Hornets - 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 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Charlotte Hornets meet Wednesday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
The Cleveland Cavaliers look to stay hot after winning seven of their last eight games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 102.4 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 96.5 points on 44.4 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 24.9 points and 7.2 rebounds while Kyrie Irving is averaging 16.8 points and four assists. Kevin Love is grabbing 10.6 rebounds and J.R. Smith is dishing 1.6 assists. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73 percent from the free throw line. The Cavaliers are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won four straight road games.
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The Charlotte Hornets look for some consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 101.6 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 101.3 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 20.2 points and five assists while Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is averaging 16 points and 9.5 rebounds. Jeremy Lin is dishing 3.2 assists and Marvin Williams is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Hornets are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have won five of their last eight home games. Jeremy Lamb and Nicolas Batum are questionable.
The Cavaliers are 3-0-2 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-3-2 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference. The Hornets are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Cavs are playing some decent ball but laying double-digit points with a defensive team may be a stretch. I like the fact the Hornets got MGK back on the court. I'll take my chances with the points here.