Cavaliers vs. Hornets Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Sunday, April 9, 2023

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Cavaliers vs. Hornets Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, April 9, 2023

NBA Predictions

Cleveland is a 6.5-point favorite against Charlotte when the Evan Mobley-led Cavaliers (51-30) and LaMelo Ball’s Hornets (26-55) square off on April 9, 2023. The over/under for the game is 215.

Cavaliers vs. Hornets Odds

  • Cavaliers odds to win: -249
  • Hornets odds to win: +204
  • Spread: Cavaliers (-6.5)
  • Total: 215

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Sunday, April 9, 2023 at 1:00 PM ET
  • Where: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio
  • TV: BSOH and BSSE

Who Will Win Cavaliers vs. Hornets?

Cavaliers and Hornets Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Cavaliers are 15-8-1 against the spread when favored by 6.5 points or more this season.

The Hornets have a 17-23-1 record against the spread in games they were an underdog by 6.5 points or more this year.

The two teams average a combined 8.5 more points per game, 223.5, than this matchup’s over/under of 215 points.

Cleveland and Charlotte have seen its opponents average a combined 9.4 more points per game than the point total of 215 set in this matchup.

The average point total for Cavaliers games this year is 4.4 more points than the over/under of 215 in this matchup.

The average point total for Charlotte this season is 13.5 points higher than this game’s over/under.

Cleveland’s ATS record is 43-37-1 this season.

The Hornets have a 35-43-3 record against the spread this season.

Cavaliers Stats & Insights

The Cavaliers’ +452 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 5.6 points per game) is a result of scoring 112.5 points per game (25th in the NBA) while giving up 106.9 per contest (first in the league).

The 41 rebounds per game the Cavaliers average rank 25th in the league. Their opponents pull down 41.1 per outing.

Cleveland connects on 11.6 three-pointers per game (19th in the league), while its opponents have made 11.3 on average.

The Cavaliers rank 10th in the league by averaging 114 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively are first in the NBA, allowing 107.8 points per 100 possessions.

So far in the 2022-23 campaign, the Cavaliers score 2.3 more points per home game on average than on the road (113.6 at home, 111.3 on the road), but are allowing 3.8 fewer points per home game compared to road games (105 at home, 108.8 on the road).

Hornets Stats & Insights

The Hornets have been outscored by 6.5 points per game (posting 111 points per game, 27th in league, while allowing 117.5 per contest, 23rd in NBA) and have a -523 scoring differential.

The 44.5 rebounds per game Charlotte accumulates rank eighth in the NBA, 1.7 fewer than the 46.2 its opponents pull down.

The Hornets make 10.8 three-pointers per game (24th in the league) while shooting 33.2% from beyond the arc (29th in NBA). They are making 1.5 fewer threes than their opponents, who drain 12.3 per game at 35.8%.

The Hornets average 109.4 points per 100 possessions on offense (26th in league), and allow 114.1 points per 100 possessions (22nd in NBA).

At home, Charlotte averages 109.2 points per game. Away, it averages 112.8.

Cavaliers Key Players to Watch

Mobley averages 16.3 points and 9.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game.

Cedi Osman makes more threes per game than any other (active) member of the Cavaliers, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 1.5 per contest.

Mobley has put up 0.8 steals and 1.5 blocks per game.

Hornets Key Players to Watch

The Hornets go-to guy, Ball, leads active Hornets players in both scoring (23.3 points per game) and assists (8.4 assists per game).

Nick Richards’ per-game averages this season are 8.1 points, 0.6 assists and 6.4 rebounds.

Ball cashes in on four treys per game.

The Hornets’ defensive effort gets a lift from Ball’s 1.3 steals and Richards’ 1.1 blocks per game.

Cavaliers vs. Hornets Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Cavaliers (- 6.5)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (215)

  • Prediction:
    Cavaliers 120 – Hornets 104

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