Cleveland Cavaliers at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 11/3/2018
Saturday, November 3, 2018
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The Cleveland Cavaliers head to Spectrum Center to take on the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 10.5 point favorites.
The Cavaliers have a record of 1-7. They are 5th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -9.3 as they average 107.6 points per game while giving up 116.9 per contest. The Hornets have an overall mark of 4-5. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They total 114.6 points per contest and give up 109.7, which is a point differential of 4.9.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 4-3-0 against the spread this season
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 5-2-0 against the over/under this year
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 6-2-0 against the spread this season
The Charlotte Hornets are 5-3-0 against the over/under this year
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
10/29/18 F Kevin Love Foot is out indefinitely
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Rodney Hood comes into this game averaging 13.3 points per contest while playing 27.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 91%. Cedi Osman averages 13.1 points per contest in 32.1 minutes per game. He averages 3.1 assists per game and 5.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 38% for the season while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Jeremy Lamb scores 11.1 points per contest while playing 24.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.2 rebounds per contest and has 1.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 94%. Kemba Walker averages 29.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.2 rebounds per game and has 6.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 107.6 points per contest, which is 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 19th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 43.3 boards per contest and 20.5 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 16th with 14.1 per game. The Cavaliers allow 116.9 points per contest, which is 23rd in the NBA. They also surrender a 51% shooting percentage and a 42% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 29th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 40.8 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd, and they allow 25.0 assists per game which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 11th in the NBA with 114.6 points per contest this season. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 4.89. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 13th in the league. They are 18th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.6 boards per contest and 11th in assists per game with 24.7. The Hornets are 30th in turnovers per contest with 11.7. The Hornets give up 109.7 points per game, which ranks them 8th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 13th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 22.9 dimes allowed per game and 17th with 46.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Hornets are 12th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest this year.
The Cavaliers are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 119, and their offensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 30th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 26th. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA. Cleveland is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 59%, which is 1st in the NBA.
Charlotte is 30th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league. The Hornets are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 115, and their defensive rating of 110.1 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 12th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland +10.5
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