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The Hornets have had one of the more surprising seasons in the league this year. They currently sit at 28-29, good for the 8th seed in the east. The Hornets nailed the draft this summer, drafting Lamelo Ball with the third overall pick. Before getting hurt Lamelo was averaging 18 points, six rebounds, and five assists per game this season and leading the Hornets in 3’s made and led all rookies in points and assists all year before his hand fracture. Gordon Hayward was also a factor this season, averaging 18 points before his injury put him on the shelf for over a month too. If the Hornets can get fully healthy by the time the playoffs roll around, they’re going to be a scary 6-8 seed.
The Cavaliers are in yet another tail spin this season, sitting with an overall record of 21-37 and sitting comfortably in the 13th seed. The Cavs have some nice pieces for the future, at least with guards Collin Sexton and Darius Garland, both averaging 17+ points each and both under 24 years old. Also, the center they acquired from the Nets Jarrett Allen, who averages a double double night in and night out is also under the age of 24. The Cavs need one more veteran piece that isn’t Kevin Love, and they’ll be set to make a run in a few years, but until then, Cleveland fans continue to watch the 2016 NBA Finals highlight videos.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Preview: Help is on the Way
The Charlotte Hornets are having a better season than they previously thought they would. They are sitting in the 8th seed with a record of 28-28 and are right in the thick of the play-in tournament. Star rookie Lamelo Ball was having an outstanding rookie season averaging 18 points, seven rebounds, and four assists per game before getting hurt and missing the last one and a half months with a fractured shooting hand. The Hornets and their fans got great news late last week that Ball would be cleared for individual basketball activities and might be back with the team for their final week of the season leading into the playoffs.
The Hornets have been a top 10 team this season against the spread with an overall record of 30-25 this season. The Hornets also have a record of 10-7 against the spread this season as the home favorite. The last time these two teams faced off was a little over a week ago in a game that saw the Cavaliers take it 103-90. I think this is a revenge game, and the Hornets need to beat that way below .500 teams in order to have a chance to make a playoff run.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Preview:
The Cavaliers have had another down season since the departure of Kyrie Irving and Lebron James in 2018. The Cavs currently sit with a record of 20-37 and are comfortably in the 13th seed in the eastern conference. With their only chance to make the playoffs being the newly implemented play-in tournament, the Cavs are at a weird crossroads. DO you win now and attempt to sneak into the playoffs and risk not getting a top 5 pick? Or do you “give up” on the season, so to speak, and take your top 5 draft pick and start again next year?
The Cavs record reflects their against-the-spread record, as well as they sit with an overall record of 23-34 this season. They are also a bottom ten team in the NBA in regards to being the road underdog where they have a record of 9-18 against the spread this season.
Hornets vs Cavaliers Betting Odds and Lines:
William Hill has opened the odds with the Hornets favored by 2.5 points with the over/under set at 216.5.
Free pick of the night:
The free pick of the night is the Cavaliers +2.5.
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