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Charlotte Hornets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 3/28/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Cleveland Cavaliers (44-30) at Charlotte Hornets (34-41)
Date & Time Wednesday March 28, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Charlotte Hornets +1.5 -- Over/Under: 229.5
TV Channel
NBATV, FSOH
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NBA | Cleveland Cavaliers (44-30) at Charlotte Hornets (34-41)
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The Cleveland Cavaliers and Charlotte Hornets meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center.

The Cleveland Cavaliers could use a bounce back victory after winning six of their last eight games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 111.1 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 110.3 points on 47.3 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 27.5 points and 9.1 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 18 points and 9.4 rebounds. Jordan Clarkson is the third double-digit scorer and Larry Nance Jr. is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have split their last eight road games.

The Charlotte Hornets look for another victory to build on their four-game winning streak. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 107.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 107.6 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 23.1 points and 5.7 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 16.7 points and 12.4 rebounds. Jeremy Lamb is the third double-digit scorer and Frank Kaminsky is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have won six of their last eight home games.

The Cavaliers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Southeast, 7-16 ATS in their last 23 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Hornets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games, 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 Wednesday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The Cavaliers are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Charlotte, 6-1-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the favorite is 6-1-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are on the end of a back to back, and the Charlotte Hornets have caught fire recently with Kemba playing at a crazy level the last week or so. However, the Hornets aren't a good team, as they struggle with teams with winning records and usually cool off as quickly as they get hot. You guys know I bag on the Cleveland Cavaliers often and don't think they're a team that has a winning formula as well, but they're at least still playing for playoff seeding and is the more talented team overall. I'll lay the small chalk.

Pick:
Cleveland Cavaliers -1.5

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