Charlotte Hornets vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, 3/2/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports SE-CHA
The Charlotte Hornets (30-33) are en route to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Wednesday where they will take on the Cleveland Cavaliers (36-25).
The Hornets stepped onto the hardwood against the Bucks and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 130-106 in their last contest. In the matter of personal fouls, the Hornets ended up with 27 while the Bucks finished the game with 13 personal fouls. They buried 18 of their 45 shots from 3-point range. Milwaukee finished 86.5% when shooting free throws by converting 32 of their 37 tries. Moreover, Milwaukee pulled down 45 rebounds (17 offensive, 28 defensive) and had 1 block. Milwaukee earned 62 assists and had 25 steals for this contest. With respect to defending, Charlotte let their opponent shoot 44.0% from the floor on 40 out of 91 shooting. They also distributed 22 assists in this matchup as well as forcing 5 turnovers and having 6 steals. When it comes to pulling down rebounds, they collected a total of 41 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. From the free throw line, the Hornets made 20 of 32 attempts for a percentage of 62.5%. Charlotte walked away from the game with a 38.7% field goal percentage (36 out of 93) and made 14 out of their 39 shots from distance.
LaMelo Ball is a player who was a major factor in the matchup. Ball finished 50.0% from the field and also totaled 2 dimes. He played for 30 minutes played and also collected 4 boards. He totaled 24 points on 9 out of 18 shooting.
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Charlotte will play this contest with a mark of 30-33 on the campaign. They turn it over 13.4 times per contest and as a unit are committing 20.1 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Charlotte is pulling in 45.2 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 1,711 assists this year, which has them ranked 2nd in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Hornets are hitting 35.7% on shots from beyond the arc (863 of 2,416) and 73.2% from the charity stripe. They average 114.1 pts per contest (1st in the league) while hitting 45.8% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Hornets are forcing their opponents into 15.3 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.9 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 30th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,645 relinquished on the campaign. The Hornets are allowing a shooting percentage of 46.2% (2,637 of 5,711) and they surrender 48.1 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are surrendering 35.6% on 3-pointers and they are 28th in the NBA in opponents PPG (114.8).
In their last game, the Cavaliers took a loss by a score of 127-122 when they played the Timberwolves. With respect to cleaning up the glass, Cleveland permitted Minnesota to get 23 in total (8 on the offensive glass). They finished 42.9% from beyond the arc via 18 out of 42 and ended up going 15 out of 19 at the charity stripe (78.9%). The Cavaliers permitted the Timberwolves to convert 47 of their 86 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 54.7% for this game. At the conclusion of this game, the Cavaliers walked away from this one shooting 39 out of 74 from the floor which had them sitting at 52.7%. In regard to 3-pointers, Cleveland knocked down 15 out of 37 tries (40.5%). They were able to bury 29 of the free throws for a percentage of 85.3%. The Timberwolves were called for 13 fouls in this matchup which took the Cavaliers to the free throw line for a total of 34 tries. They coughed up the ball 20 times, while getting 5 steals for the matchup. The Cavaliers were able to pull down 28 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards totaling 38 in this contest.
Kevin Love was important for the Cavaliers for the contest. Love earned 26 points in his 26 mins on the hardwood and had 4 dimes in this contest. He buried 7 out of 14 for this game for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and had 5 rebounds.
Cleveland has a mark of 36-25 for the season. The Cavaliers are committing 16.9 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 75.7% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 25.2 times per contest (9th in the league) and they are giving up possession 14.9 times per contest. Cleveland has earned 6,503 points so far this year (106.6 per contest) and they pull down 44.8 boards per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Cavaliers are connecting on 46.6% from the field, which ranks 8th in the NBA.
The Cavaliers on the defensive side of the court are 1st in the NBA in PPG given up with 102.7. They are forcing their opponents into 13.9 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.3% from the floor (4th in basketball). The Cleveland defense gives up 34.3% from downtown (700 of 2,041) and opponents are converting on 76.3% of their free throw attempts. They concede 23.2 dimes and 43.2 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 6th and 8th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Charlotte
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