Free NBA Pick: Cavaliers vs. Hornets NBA Odds
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2021 NBA Handicapping
(3-4) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Charlotte Hornets (5-2)
Date: Monday, November 1st
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina
NBA Moneyline Odds: Cavaliers +185 | Hornets -189 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Hornets -5
NBA Betting Total: 221
Monday, November 1st, finds the Portland Trail Blazers and Cleveland Cavaliers tipping off for the second time of the 2021-22 season. In the initial meeting on October 22nd, the Hornets won 123-112.
Last season, the squads played three times with Cleveland winning two of three. The Cavaliers hold the all-time record having bested the Hornets in 69 of their 116 matches.
Through the early start of the season, Evan Mobley has been extremely impressive. He doesn’t play like a rookie and while he needs to add strength and size his defense is why he stands out.
The natural instincts are undeniable and there are moments where he looks like a young Chris Bosh offensively. His ceiling is higher than Bosh because of his defense but I like how J.B. Bickerstaff is easing him into the pros.
There is an ease and grace to his movement on the court that defies his 7-foot size and should have Cavaliers fans giddy over his potential. Through seven games he’s averaging 13.4 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.1 steals, and 1.4 blocks.
His fit with Jarrett Allen is meshing seamlessly although I’m not as sold on Lauri Markkanen’s role with this duo.
After a nice three-game streak featuring wins against the Hawks, Nuggets, and Clippers the Cavs have lost the back-to-back set versus the Lakers and Suns.
In the latter, five Cavaliers reached double-digits with Cedi Osman leading the charge with 20 points off the bench. Darius Garland, Kevin Love, and Markkanen all scored 11 while Collin Sexton added 10 points.
After jumping out to a 3-0 season start the Hornets lost to two of the better squads (Celtics and Heat). They followed up the loss to the Heat with a win versus the Blazers.
Charlotte is developing a terrible habit that they need to fix immediately. Of the 14 first-half quarters the team has played they’ve won only one quarter (second quarter versus Magic) and tied two others.
It’s putting them in a downward position where they are constantly having to erase leads and often double-digit deficits. They’ve been successful for the most part losing only two games but that’s not an ideal position to constantly be in
In their most recent match fell behind by again but made up the difference in the third quarter. LaMelo Ball led the Hornets with 27 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists.
Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 26 off the bench while Miles Bridges (19), PJ Washington (17), Terry Rozier (14), and Gordon Hayward (12) were the other double-figure contributors.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Hornets are 6-4 in the last 10 head-to-head matches.
- The Hornets are 6-4 ATS in their last 10 meetings between the clubs.
- Over Under is 4-6 in the teams last 10 head to head matchups
Free Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Prediction:
Charlotte leads the league with 118.6 points scored per game while the Cavaliers rank 10th (104.3) for opponent points per game. One team will stay true to its identity.
Cleveland has the rest advantage and one of the Hornets’ losses occurred on the second game of a back-to-back set which is what this game is for Charlotte.
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Even with those disadvantages, I prefer the Hornets to win and cover the spread.
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