Cleveland Cavaliers at Charlotte Hornets Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 1/1/2015
Friday, January 2, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte
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On Friday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers will be looking to end their two-game losing streak when they play the Charlotte Hornets. In their first meeting this season, the Cavs beat the Hornets 97-88 at home.
The Cavs scored just seven points in the third quarter of their game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday and ended up losing 96-80 at home. They had a horrible shooting night in that one, making just 34.1 percent of their shots.
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The Cavs are one of the worst rebounding teams in the league right now, and they are barely scoring more points than they are giving up. Small forward LeBron James has been their top player once again by averaging 25.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 7.6 assists per game.
The Hornets scored just 38 second-half points against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday and were blown out 102-83 on the road. They hit less than 40 percent of their shots in that game and ended up turning the ball over 16 times.
Through 23 games, the Hornets have only been able to average around 95 points per game. Shooting guard Kemba Walker is currently second on the team in scoring with 17.5 points per game while dishing out a team-high 5.5 assists per game. Veteran Gary Neal has come off of the bench to average 11 points per game with only 1.2 turnovers per game.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
Cleveland Cavaliers are 12-20-0 Against the Spread
Cleveland Cavaliers are 12-19-0 against the Over/Under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
Charlotte Hornets are 13-19-1 Against the Spread
Charlotte Hornets are 18-15-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/24/14 C Anderson Varejao Achilles out for season
01/01/15 F Kevin Love Back "?" Friday vs. Charlotte
01/01/15 F LeBron James Knee out indefinitely
01/01/15 F Shawn Marion Ankle "?" Friday vs. Charlotte
12/31/14 G Jannero Pargo Back "?" Friday vs. Cleveland
12/30/14 C Al Jefferson Groin expected to miss 3-4 weeks
12/30/14 G Lance Stephenson Groin out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland
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