Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Charlotte Hornets - 12/18/19 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Charlotte Hornets at Cleveland Cavaliers

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 7:00 PM (Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse)

Cleveland Cavaliers -3.5 (-114) Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Charlotte Hornets will travel to Cleveland, Ohio, to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers at the rocket mortgage FieldHouse on Wednesday. Charlotte Hornets are coming off of a massive loss to the Indiana Pacers. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak that the Hornets were on, as the Hornets were on a relatively unexpected hot streak. 
 
The Charlotte Hornets play back to back against the Kings on Tuesday and then travel to Cleveland on Wednesday. The Hornets are 12-17 on the season and are third in the Southwest Division, which is better than most expected. The Hornets have struggled on defense, but their defense is 14th in points allowed per game, allowing 111.1.
 
The Cleveland Cavaliers are on a two-game losing streak, falling to two of the best teams in basketball, first the Milwaukee Bucks and then the Toronto Raptors. The Cleveland Cavaliers have only won a single game in their last ten, which was the overtime victory over the San Antonio Spurs.
 
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 6-19 on the season and one of the NBA's worst teams in the league. The Cavaliers have had a disappointing season so far due to number five overall pick, Darius Garland not working out as they would have expected so far. It was reported this week that the Cavs also have started taking calls to move superstar Kevin Love to another team in hopes for picks in the future. There could be a lot of movement in Cleveland, and the team could look completely different here soon. 

Charlotte is 15-14 ATS this season
Under is 6-2 in Hornets last eight overall.
Cleveland is 10-16 ATS this season
Under is 7-2 in Cavaliers last nine home games.

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With tensions with Coach John Beilein, and just about every player on the trade block, there's a ton of different directions at the Cleveland Cavalier team could be going in. However, not many of those directions will likely be positive in the short-term. If the Cavs do end up making some trades, it will probably be to trade most of their best players for draft picks and future assets. Expect the Cavs to be one of the worst teams in basketball for the rest of the season, which is why I think that the Hornets will be able to outlast the Cavaliers here. Final Score Prediction, Charlotte Hornets win 111-105.
 

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Joshua’s Pick Charlotte Hornets 3.5

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