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Hornets vs Cavaliers Pick – NBA Predictions & Odds 3/12/23

Cleveland Cavaliers (42-27) vs. Charlotte Hornets (22-46)
March 12, 2023 5:00 pm EDT
The Line: Charlotte Hornets +7.5; Over/Under: -
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The Cleveland Cavaliers and Charlotte Hornets meet Sunday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 112 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 106.6 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 27.7 points and 4.7 assists, while Darius Garland is averaging 22 points and 2.7 rebounds. Evan Mobley is the third double-digit scorer and Jarrett Allen is grabbing 9.8 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.7 rebounds per game.

The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 111.8 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 117.5 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Terry Rozier is averaging 21.3 points and 4.2 rebounds, while Kelly Oubre Jr. is averaging 20.3 points and 5.3 rebounds. PJ Washington is the third double-digit scorer and Gordon Hayward is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game.

The Cavaliers are 15-4-2 ATS in their last 21 Sunday games. The Hornets are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Sunday games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The over is 7-3 in Cavaliers last 10 overall. The under is 17-4 in Hornets last 21 overall. The Cavaliers are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Charlotte.

The Charlotte Hornets are a bad team on the end of a back to back and despite recent covers they lose as underdogs by an average of 7.4 points. The Cleveland Cavaliers win as favorites by an average of 8.4 points, and they’re 14-5-1 ATS when favorites of 5 to 9.5 point favorites. I’ll lay the chalk with the Cavs.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers -7.5

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Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA and is more than familiar with what it takes to navigate a 150 game college basketball Saturday and a 162 game MLB schedule. Randy has done it all. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter or catch him on the PickDawgz YouTube channel.

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