Charlotte Hornets vs Cleveland Cavaliers 1/2/2020 Odds Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Charlotte Hornets vs Cleveland Cavaliers 1/2/2020 – The Charlotte Hornets look to put an end on their six-game losing streak as they travel to Northeast Ohio to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage Arena. The opening NBA betting lines put the home team, Cavaliers, as the 2-point favorites to repeat against Hornets after they edged them, 100-98, last December 18.
Charlotte Hornets vs Cleveland Cavaliers 1/2/2020
Charlotte Hornets vs Cleveland Cavaliers 1/2/2020 Betting Odds
Charlotte Hornets Betting
The Charlotte Hornets suffered their sixth straight loss and seventh of their last eight games on Tuesday against the Boston Celtics, 109-92. PJ Washington recorded 15 points, Miles Bridges racked up 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Devote’ Graham and Dwayne Bacon chipped 11 points apiece for Charlotte, who shot 39 percent on the floor and 35 percent from the three-point arc.
Players to Watch: Devonte’ Graham (19.1 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 7.7 APG)
Terry Rozier (17.3 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 4.3 APG)
P.J. Washington (12.4 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 1.7 APG)
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting
The Cavaliers sustained their second loss in three games, bowing to the Toronto Raptors, 117-97, on Tuesday. Collin Sexton recorded a team-high 22 points, Cedi Osman and Tristan Thompson tallied 14 points each, while Kevin Love racked up a double-double with 10 points and 11 boards in his first game off a hip injury.
Players to Watch: Collin Sexton (17.9 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 2.4 APG)
Kevin Love (16.7 PPG, 10.6 RPG, 2.9 APG)
Tristan Thompson (12.8 PPG, 10.1 RPG, 2.3 APG)
Charlotte Hornets vs Cleveland Cavaliers 1/2/2020 Betting Numbers
Charlotte are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Cleveland are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Charlotte Hornets vs Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Picks
Both teams will be at full strength in the game with no major injuries on either side. The last time these teams played each other this season, it needed late-game baskets and stops from the Cavaliers for them to pull off a two-point squeaker. NBA bookmakers are expecting another close contest at Rocket Mortgage Arena.
Moneyline: The Cavaliers should be poised to win straight up and take a 2-0 lead in their three-game regular-season series with the Hornets. Apart from the fact that they beat Charlotte in their first encounter this year, they have also won four of their last six games.
ATS: The Cavaliers edged the Hornets by two-points last December 18 and I expect their upcoming game to be as tight as the first one. However, a two-point spread bodes well for the Cavaliers since I feel the home team will make big plays late to win the game by at least five points.
TOTALs: The total opened at 209 points. The Cavaliers and Hornets combined for 198 points in their first head-to-head game this season. Both teams failing to reach 100 points in their last games should raise a red flag for bettors picking OVER, yet I really believe these teams, who are healthy at last, will break past 209 markers.
Score Prediction: 113 – 108 Cavaliers