Wednesday, February 1 2023

The Cleveland Cavaliers will take on the Charlotte Hornets at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The Cavaliers are 8-6 overall and 4-1 at home, while Charlotte is 4-12 overall and 3-6 on the road. Both teams will be down key starters as the Cavaliers will be without center Jarrett Allen, who has missed the last two games with an ankle injury and is also battling an illness, while the Hornets will be without LaMelo Ball.

Ball missed a month earlier in the season but returned last week and delivered 26 points and six assists in 37 minutes on Wednesday but suffered an ankle injury in the process. Cleveland is favored by 9 points in the latest Cavaliers vs. Hornets odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over/under is set at 221. Before entering any Hornets vs. Cavaliers picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past four seasons. The model enters Week 5 of the 2022-23 NBA season on a stunning 100-66 roll on all top-rated NBA picks that dates back to last season, returning more than $2,600. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Cavs vs. Hornets. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Hornets vs. Cavs:

  • Cavaliers vs. Hornets spread: Cavaliers -9
  • Cavaliers vs. Hornets over/under: 221 points
  • Cavaliers vs. Hornets money line: Cleveland -455, Charlotte +345
  • Cavaliers vs. Hornets picks: See picks here
Featured Game | Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Charlotte Hornets

What you need to know about the Cavaliers

Cleveland received a tough blow on Wednesday as the Cavs fell 113-98 to the Milwaukee Bucks. Cleveland’s loss shouldn’t obscure the performances of point guard Darius Garland, who shot 5-for-9 from beyond the arc and finished with 23 points and eight dimes, and power forward Evan Mobley, who had 20 points along with seven boards.

Donovan Mitchell also had 23 points in his return to action after missing multiple games but he shot just 7-for-19 from the floor. However, Mitchell is still averaging 30.9 points per game this season while shooting 50.2% from the floor and 42.6% from the 3-point line.

What you need to know about the Hornets

Meanwhile, the matchup between Charlotte and the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday was not particularly close, with Charlotte falling 125-113. Charlotte’s defeat came about despite a quality game from point guard LaMelo Ball, who shot 5-for-8 from downtown and finished with 26 points and six assists.

With Ball out and Dennis Smith Jr. (ankle) and Gordon Hayward (shoulder) both doubtful, Terry Rozier will have to balance roles as the primary scorer and offense initiator. He’s averaging 20.8 points and 5.4 assists per game this season but Charlotte may need more in both facets to overcome a tough test on the road on Friday.

How to make Hornets vs. Cavaliers picks

The model has simulated Cavs vs. Hornets 10,000 times and the results are in. The model is leaning Over and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in almost 60% of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Cavaliers vs. Hornets? And which side of the spread hits nearly 60% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Hornets vs. Cavaliers spread you need to jump on Friday, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.



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