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Charlotte Hornets vs Cleveland Cavaliers 12/18/19 Spread Picks and Previews

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Charlotte Hornets vs Cleveland Cavaliers 12-18-19 Spread Picks and Previews

Charlotte Hornets vs Cleveland Cavaliers 12/18/19 – Charlotte Hornets will need to take the road in this game to square-off against Cleveland Cavaliers from Rockets Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio. The Hornets are 13-7 overall this year and they won just nine of their 20 conference games. Cleveland Cavaliers, on the other hand, are holding a record of 6-21 and they are stuck at the 14th position in the Eastern Conference play. The Cavs seem to be struggling and things are not in their favor. The NBA odds are out as these two teams clash in an interesting conference match.

Charlotte Hornets vs Cleveland Cavaliers 12/18/19

When: December 18, 2019 7:00 PM ET
Where: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, Cleveland, Ohio
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
Stream: NBA League Pass / SofaScore

Charlotte Hornets vs Cleveland Cavaliers 12/18/19 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Charlotte Hornets +1 (-110) 215 o (-110) +140

Cleveland Cavaliers
-1 (-110) 215 u (-110) -160
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Charlotte Hornets Betting

Charlotte Hornets are one of those average teams this season, but they seem to be showing some improvement off-late. In their last outing, Charlotte managed to score 110 points against Sacramento Kings. From the defensive end, they restricted the Kings to 102. It was an important victory for Charlotte and they still have a long way to get back on track. Charlotte holds the 9th spot in their conference play and are two games ahead of Detroit Pistons.

Players to watch: D. Graham PG (29 GP 19 GS 34.1 MIN 19.6 PTS 1 OR 2.8 DR 3.8 REB 7.4 AST 0.8 STL 0.3 BLK 3.1 TO 1.8 PF 2.4 AST/TO 18.41 PER)
T. Rozier PG (29 GP 29 GS 32.8 MIN 16.6 PTS 0.7 OR 3.9 DR 4.7 REB 4.3 AST 1.2 STL 0.1 BLK 2.7 TO 2.2 PF 1.6 AST/TO 14.19 PER)
M. Bridges SF (29 GP 29 GS 31.3 MIN 12.8 PTS 1.3 OR 4 DR 5.3 REB 1.8 AST 0.5 STL 0.8 BLK 1.7 TO 2.1 PF 1.1 AST/TO 11.63 PER).

Cleveland Cavaliers Betting

Cleveland Cavaliers are worse than the Hornets are they are just slightly better than Atlanta Hawks in the last spot. The Cavs last terribly against Toronto Raptors in their last game when they were forced to settle with a final score of 133-113. Cleveland has a weak strategy for defending and their shooting squad is unable to support them. New York Kicks got past the Cavs from the last position and Cleveland is following the Knicks by one full game.

Players to watch: C. Sexton PG (26 GP 26 GS 30.4 MIN 17.4 PTS 1 OR 2 DR 3 REB 2.3 AST 1 STL 0 BLK 1.8 TO 2 PF 1.3 AST/TO 14.47 PER)
K. Love PF (22 GP 22 GS 30.5 MIN 16.2 PTS 1.1 OR 9.7 DR 10.8 REB 2.6 AST 0.6 STL 0.4 BLK 2.7 TO 1.4 PF 1 AST/TO 17.91 PER)
J. Clarkson PG (26 GP 0 GS 22.6 MIN 14.3 PTS 0.7 OR 1.6 DR 2.3 REB 2.5 AST 0.6 STL 0.3 BLK 1.4 TO 1.2 PF 1.8 AST/TO 18.98 PER).

Charlotte Hornets vs Cleveland Cavaliers 12/18/19 Betting Numbers

Trends

Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Charlotte’s last 9 games.
Charlotte are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Charlotte are 4-12-1 ATS in their last 17 games against Cleveland.
Hornets are 4-14 SU in their last 18 games against Cleveland.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Charlotte’s last 7 games on the road.
Charlotte are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against Cleveland.
Charlotte are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Charlotte are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games against an opponent in the Central division.

Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland are 4-13 ATS in their last 17 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 6 games.
Cleveland are 1-10 SU in their last 11 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 6 games against Charlotte.
Cleveland are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games at home.
Cleveland are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against Charlotte.
Cavaliers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games this season.
Cleveland are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Southeast division.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 6 games played in December.

Injuries

Charlotte Hornets

Nicolas Batum SG Hand is “?” Wednesday vs Cleveland

Cleveland Cavaliers

Kevin Porter Jr. SG Shoulder is “?” Wednesday vs Charlotte

Head-to-Head
Charlotte Hornets Cleveland Cavaliers
39-41 Against the Spread 37-43
45-36 Straight Up 45-36
110 Points per Game 104
111 Points Allowed per Game 114
44.09 Offensive FG% 43.61
75.08 Offensive FT% 75.89
36.45 Offensive 3PT% 33.77
47.62 Defensive FG% 49.35
75.99 Defensive FT% 76.22
36.12 Defensive 3PT% 38.06

Charlotte Hornets vs Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Picks

Cleveland is no match for Charlotte in this game, the Cavs might try their luck at home, but the NBA lines are in favor of Charlotte. Overall, this will prove to be a great opportunity for the Hornets to build a small winning streak and progress further in conference play.

Moneyline: The Hornets hold a moneyline of +140 in this game and the Cavs have a moneyline of -160.

ATS: Charlotte holds an ATS of +1 and Cleveland holds an ATS of -1.

TOTALs: The total is gone over 215 for Cleveland and the total has gone under 215 for Charlotte.

Score Prediction: 113 – 104 Hornets