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Cleveland will have revenge on its mind when it visits Charlotte on Monday night. The Cavaliers came up short in a meeting between these teams on Oct. 22, but they won their next three games. Charlotte is currently in fifth place in the Eastern Conference and is coming off a 125-113 win over Portland on Sunday.

Tip-off is 7 p.m. ET at Spectrum Center. Charlotte is favored by 4.5 points in the latest Hornets vs. Cavaliers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 224. Before entering any Cavaliers vs. Hornets 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 almost $9,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model finished up almost $600 on its top-rated picks last season and enters Week 2 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 103-68 roll on top-rated NBA picks against the spread. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

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

  • Hornets vs. Cavaliers spread: Hornets -4.5
  • Hornets vs. Cavaliers over-under: 224 points
Featured Game | Charlotte Hornets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

What you need to know about the Hornets

Charlotte comes into this game as a rightful favorite after getting off to a 5-2 start this season. The Hornets have only lost one game at home — it came in a 140-129 overtime thriller against Boston. They have momentum after picking up a 125-113 win over Portland on Sunday and they have already notched a road win against Cleveland this season.

Guard Terry Rozier returned to the lineup on Sunday, scoring 14 points in 33 minutes. LaMelo Ball has also stepped up during his second season, scoring 27 points in the win over the Trail Blazers. The Hornets have the advantage of facing a team that is on the final leg of a five-game road trip.

What you need to know about the Cavaliers

Cleveland has faced one of the toughest schedules of any team in the NBA so far this season, playing six of its seven games against teams that were in the playoffs last year. The Cavaliers have done well to win three of those games, knocking off the Hawks, Nuggets and Clippers. They won the latter two contests on the road, so they should bring some confidence into this game, which marks the final stop of a five-game road trip.

The Cavaliers were hurt by turnover issues in a loss to Phoenix on Saturday, but there were some positive takeaways. Their leading scorers were reserves Cedi Osman and Kevin Love, who made up for a slow night from point guard Collin Sexton. Cleveland should be motivated after losing to Charlotte two weeks ago.

How to make Hornets vs. Cavaliers picks

The model is leaning under on the total, and it also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Cavaliers vs. Hornets? And which side of the spread has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to find out, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks



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