Charlotte Hornets at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 4/9/2019
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 7 point favorites.
The Hornets head into this matchup with a mark of 38-42. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -1.4 as they average 110.5 points per contest while giving up 111.9 per game. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 19-62. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They total 104.6 points per contest and give up 114.0, which is a point differential of -9.4.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 38-40-2 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 43-36-0 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 37-42-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 44-36-0 against the over/under
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
04/07/19 F Cody Zeller Knee is questionable Tuesday vs Cleveland
04/07/19 F Marvin Williams Foot is questionable Tuesday vs Cleveland
04/07/19 SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Personal is questionable Tuesday vs Cleveland
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/26/18 G JR Smith Possible Trade is out indefinitely
11/16/18 F John Henson Wrist is out indefinitely
03/25/19 PG Matthew Dellavedova Concussion is out indefinitely
Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 25.5 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Jeremy Lamb averages 15.1 points per game in 28.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Jordan Clarkson averages 16.9 points per game while playing 27.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Collin Sexton averages 16.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 110.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 44.0 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 12.3 per game. The Hornets allow 111.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 24th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.0 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 26.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 29th in the league with 104.6 points per game this year. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -9.4. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 42.7 boards per game, and 29th in assists per contest with 20.7. The Cavaliers are 23rd in turnovers per game with 13.5. The Cavaliers surrender 114.0 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 25.6 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 44.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 3rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per game.
The Hornets are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.9, and their defensive rating of 112.3 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 25th. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league. Charlotte is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 6th in the league.
Cleveland is 19th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 1st in the league. The Cavaliers are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.7, and their defensive rating of 117.4 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 29th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland +7
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