- The Cleveland Cavaliers have -150 odds to beat the Charlotte Hornets.
- The Cavs are also 3-point favorites on the spread.
CLEVELAND—NBA Wednesday Night will feature a matchup between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Charlotte Hornets in Cleveland. Going into the matchup, both teams are looking to bounce back after going 1-4 in each of their last five games.
Being that no team has been consistent in their recent games, legal online betting sites have the odds set close with Cleveland getting the slight advantage.
Cleveland Cavaliers Vs. Charlotte Hornets Odds
- Moneyline: Cavaliers (-150) vs. Hornets (+130)
- Spread: Cavaliers -3
- Total: 218.5 Points
With both teams having an atrocious last five games, some might think that it is hard to gauge where the advantage lies on the NBA odds. However, these two teams have met three times already this season in which the Cavaliers have gone 2-1. It is also worth noting that Cleveland has gone into every game as an underdog.
Where The Advantage Lies On The Spread
Both the Cavaliers and Hornets have been solid teams against the spread this season with a top-ten record ATS. The Cavs have the fourth-best ATS record going into tonight at 34-24-3 and are covering the spread by 3.9 points on average and winning their games by 4.2 points. Charlotte is not far behind with a 33-28-2 record, however, they are failing to cover the spread by 0.7 points.
Cleveland has defended their home court well as they have the third-best spread record at home at 17-11-1 and are covering by 6.4 points and winning their games by 4.7 points. As an away team underdog, Charlotte hasn’t been terrible at 13-12-1, but have failed to cover on the road in their last two times out.
Something else to keep an eye on is the referee assignment for this game as James Williams will serve as the crew chief. In games where Williams is present, the home team has a win percentage of 63% and are winning their games by an average of 10.5 points.
The public has also been heavily leaning on Cleveland’s NBA odds to cover the spread with 63% of total bets placed on the game.
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