Cleveland Cavaliers vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 4/14/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Bally Sports SE-CHA
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (+3.5)
The Cleveland Cavaliers (19-34) head to Spectrum Center on Wednesday where they'll meet the Charlotte Hornets (27-25). Charlotte opens this game as 3.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 219.
The Cleveland Cavaliers faced the New Orleans Pelicans and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 116-109 in their last contest. Cleveland walked away from the contest with a 48.2% field goal percentage (41 out of 85) and knocked down 13 out of their 40 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Cavaliers buried 14 of 17 tries for a percentage of 82.4%. In reference to pulling down rebounds, they collected 36 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 29 assists in this game while forcing the other team into 16 turnovers and having 7 steals. With regard to defense, Cleveland allowed the other team to shoot 51.2% from the floor on 44 of 86 shooting. New Orleans recorded 30 assists and had 9 steals for this game. On top of that, New Orleans collected 50 rebounds (14 offensive, 36 defensive) and got 5 rejections. New Orleans finished the game shooting 80.8% from the charity stripe by knocking down 21 of 26 shots. They buried 7 of their 24 attempts from 3-point range.
Dean Wade is a player who was a major contributor in the matchup. He left the arena with 21 points on 8 of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 31:38 minutes played and totaled 6 rebounds. Wade walked away from this one shooting 66.7% from the field and earned 2 dimes. One more player that was a contributor in this contest for the Cavaliers was Kevin Love. He snagged 5 rebounds in 31:07 min on the court. He finished the game at 35.3% from the field for the contest by hitting 6-of-17 (19 points). When the final whistle was blown, Love tallied 3 assists.
Cleveland heads into this matchup with a win-loss record of 19-34 on the campaign. The Cavaliers are hitting 38.4% on 3-pointers (652 of 1,699) and 77.6% from the free throw line. They have an average of 111.4 pts per game (19th in basketball) while connecting on 48.0% from the field. They turn it over 15.3 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 20.0 fouls every game. As a unit, Cleveland is pulling down 43.9 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,301 dimes so far this season, which is 20th in basketball in terms of passing. On defense, the Cavaliers are forcing 15.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.0 fouls. The Cavaliers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 48.0% (812 of 1,061) and they relinquish 43.9 rebounds per contest as a group. They are currently ranked 11th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,301 surrendered this season. They are giving up 38.4% on shots from distance while they are 12th in the league in points per game from their opponents (111.4).
For their last game, the Charlotte Hornets took a defeat with a final score of 105-101 against the Atlanta Hawks. The Hornets were able to collect 32 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 38 for this contest. They turned it over 12 times, while earning 5 steals for this contest. The Hawks had 11 fouls for this contest which got the Hornets to the free throw line for a total of 14 shots. They were able to knock down 12 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 85.7%. When talking about 3-point attempts, Charlotte made 15 of their 43 tries (34.9%). When the final whistle blew, the Hornets shot 37 for 80 from the field which had them shooting 46.3%. The Hornets allowed the Hawks to knock down 38 of their 84 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 45.2% for the contest. They shot 43.6% from beyond the arc by shooting 17 out of 39 and walked away from this one shooting 12 out of 16 from the free throw line (75.0%). With respect to team rebounding, Charlotte allowed Atlanta to collect 41 in all (7 on the offensive glass).
Miles Bridges was important for the Hornets in the matchup. He converted 9 out of 17 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 52.9%, and had 7 rebounds. Bridges scored 23 points in his 40:49 mins on the hardwood and totaled 2 dimes in this contest. Another guy that was pivotal for Charlotte was Terry Rozier. He finished with 4 assists in his 36:15 minutes on the hardwood, and he converted 7 of 17 from the floor. Rozier wrapped this one up going 41.2% from the floor while also collecting 18 points and 6 rebounds.
Charlotte has a record of 27-25 this year. In terms of offensive execution, the Hornets are shooting 46.7% from the field, which is ranked 16th in basketball. Charlotte has totaled 5,807 points for the year (111.7 per contest) and they collect 44.9 rebounds per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 27.6 times per contest (1st in basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 15.1 times per contest. The Hornets commit 18.7 personal fouls every game and they hit 74.2% from the charity stripe. The Hornets are ranked 16th in the NBA in PPG given up with 111.7. They relinquish 27.6 assists and 44.9 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 30th and 19th in the league. The Charlotte defense allows 36.6% on shots from 3-point land (770 of 2,104) and their opponents are connecting on 74.2% of their foul shots. They are able to force 15.1 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 46.7% from the floor (15th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cleveland (+3.5)
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