Cavaliers vs Hornets NBA Game Preview and Predictions 3/14
- Mar 14, 2023, 4:22:56 AM
The Cleveland Cavaliers will take on the Charlotte Hornets in an Eastern Conference matchup on March 14, 2023, at 7 p.m. EDT in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Hornets are currently on a four-game home losing streak and will be looking to turn things around against a solid Cavaliers team that has a 27-14 record against Eastern Conference opponents.
The Cavaliers are coming off a close victory against the Hornets on March 12, winning 114-108 behind Darius Garland's 28 points. Donovan Mitchell has been their top performer, averaging 27.6 points, 4.7 assists, and 1.5 steals per game. Garland has also been impressive, averaging 22 points, 6.5 assists, and 1.7 steals over the past 10 games.
The Hornets are struggling at home, losing their last four games. Terry Rozier has been their best player, shooting 41.5% from the field and averaging 21.4 points per game. LaMelo Ball is out for the season with an ankle injury, and Kelly Oubre Jr. is also out with a back injury.
The Cavaliers are 4-7 in one-possession games, while the Hornets are 13-32 in conference games. Cleveland is also 5-5 in their last 10 games, averaging 113.6 points per game, while Charlotte is 5-5, averaging 107.3 points per game.
Public Betting Data
According to KingPin.pro, the public is split on this matchup, with 50% of the bets placed on the Cavaliers and 50% on the Hornets.
The Cavaliers have been a solid team against Eastern Conference opponents this season, and their recent form suggests that they are playing well heading into this matchup. While the Hornets have struggled at home, they will likely put up a good fight against the Cavaliers. However, with Ball and Oubre out, they will be missing some key players. Our prediction is that the Cavaliers will win this game and cover the spread.
Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers -4.5