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Hornets vs Cavaliers Pick – NBA Predictions & Odds 3/14/23

Cleveland Cavaliers (43-27) vs. Charlotte Hornets (22-48)
March 14, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Charlotte Hornets +7.5; Over/Under: +221.5
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The Cleveland Cavaliers and Charlotte Hornets meet Tuesday in the 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 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 106.7 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 27.6 points and 4.7 assists, while Darius Garland is averaging 22.1 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 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 37.1 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 47.6 percent shooting. Terry Rozier is averaging 21.4 points and 4.2 rebounds, while Kelly Oubre Jr. is averaging 20.4 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 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game.

The Cavaliers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 Tuesday games. The Hornets are 3-9-2 ATS in their last 14 Tuesday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win. The over is 8-3 in Cavaliers last 11 overall. The under is 16-5 in Hornets last 21 overall. The Cavaliers are 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Charlotte.

Lot of points for a road team, and you have to be concerned how motivated the Cleveland Cavaliers are to lay the wood here. However, the Charlotte Hornets have been a mess all year, and they’re 13-19-1 ATS at home. The Hornets are also 12-15-1 ATS when underdogs of 7.5 or more points. It’s Cavs or pass, as the Hornets aren’t worth much of a look these days.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers -7.5

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