Charlotte Hornets vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, 10/22/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Friday, October 22, 2021
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports SE-CHA
Odds/Point Spread: Charlotte (+2)
The Charlotte Hornets (1-0) are en route to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Friday where they will attempt to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers (0-1). Charlotte opens this game as 2-point underdogs. The total is 221.
The Hornets stepped onto the hardwood against the Pacers and notched a win by a score of 123-122 in their last contest. Charlotte walked away from the game having earned a 43.0% FG percentage (46 of 107) and converted 13 out of their 31 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Hornets converted 18 of their 27 shots for a percentage of 66.7%. Regarding rebounding, they collected 46 with 12 of them being offensive. They also doled out 29 assists in the game while creating 10 turnovers and having 9 steals. Concerning the defense, Charlotte allowed 46.7% from the floor on 42 of 90 shooting. Indiana earned 51 assists and had 29 steals in the game. Furthermore, Indiana pulled down 43 rebounds (8 offensive, 35 defensive) and had 5 blocks. Indiana finished the game at 87.5% from the free throw line by converting 21 of 24 shots. They made 17 of 47 shots from 3-point range.
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LaMelo Ball is a player who was a major factor in this game. He scored 31 points on 11 out of 23 shooting. He saw the court for 29 mins played and pulled down 9 boards. Ball walked away from this one shooting 47.8% from the field and also recorded 7 assists.
Charlotte will play this game after finishing with a record of 1-0 last year. The Hornets connected on 36.9% on shots beyond the perimeter (985 of 2,666) and 76.1% from the charity stripe. They averaged 109.5 pts per game (23rd in the league) while connecting on 45.5% from the floor. They turned it over 14.8 times per game and as a team committed 18.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Charlotte grabbed 43.8 boards per game and racked up 1,933 assists last year, which was 6th in the league in terms of passing the rock. When they were on defense, the Hornets forced their opponents into 14.8 turnovers per game and they drew 18.6 personal fouls. The Hornets defense allowed an opponent shooting percentage of 46.8% (2,972 of 6,346) and they surrendered 45.2 rebounds per game as a squad. They were 30th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,951 relinquished last season. They conceded 36.6% from 3-point land and they were 13th in basketball in opponents PPG (111.4).
In their last game, the Cavaliers went home defeated by a final of 132-121 against the Grizzlies. The Cavaliers were able to pull down 29 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards totaling 36 in the matchup. They also coughed up the ball 10 times, while getting 6 steals for the matchup. The Grizzlies had 10 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Cavaliers to the free throw line for 18 tries. They were able to make 13 of those for a clip of 72.2%. When talking about shooting from downtown, Cleveland buried 14 out of their 38 attempts (36.8%). In all, the Cavaliers finished 47 for 93 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.5%. The Cavaliers permitted the Grizzlies to knock down 53 out of their 100 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 53.0% for the matchup. They finished 42.4% from distance by going 14 of 33 and ended up going 12 out of 12 at the free throw line (100.0%). When talking about cleaning up the glass, Cleveland allowed Memphis to get 40 in total (13 on the offensive glass).
Jarrett Allen ended up being a factor for the Cavaliers in this game. He knocked down 11 of 11 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 100.0%, and added 4 rebounds. Allen scored 25 points in his 29 mins on the court and earned 1 assist for this game.
Cleveland had a win-loss record of 0-1 last season. The Cavaliers were responsible for committing 18.2 fouls per game and they hit 74.3% from the free throw line. They dished out assists 23.8 times per game (21st in the NBA) and they turned the ball over 15.5 times per game. Cleveland accounted for 7,476 pts last season (103.8 per game) and they snagged 42.8 boards per contest. As an offense, the Cavaliers shot 45.0% from the floor, which ranked them 25th in basketball. The Cavaliers on defense were ranked 17th in the league in points allowed per game with 112.3. They allowed 25.4 assists and 43.7 rebounds on a nightly basis, which was ranked 20th and 14th in the league. The Cleveland defense gave up 38.3% on three-point shots (893 of 2,334) and opponents connected on 77.9% of their free throw attempts. They forced their opponents into 14.3 TO's per game and allowed teams to shoot 48.4% from the field (29th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Charlotte (+2)
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