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Cleveland favored by 5.5 against New Orleans on Wednesday

New Orleans HornetsCleveland Cavaliers
Feb 22, 7:00 PM | Quicken Loans Arena

New Orleans Hornets vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds

7-25TEAM RECORD13-17

The Cavaliers will try to pay off for their supporters on Wednesday when they play host to the Hornets at Quicken Loans Arena in NBA wagering action.

The Cavaliers are 13-17 so far on the season, and 16-14 ATS vs. the number. The Hornets, meanwhile, are 7-25 and 15-17 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Cleveland go 14-16 and the Hornets go 14-18 on the totals.

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Betting Line:
Cleveland opened as 5.5-point favorites, while the NBA total was set at 183 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 23-rated Cavaliers and the No. 19-rated Hornets in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 90-88 win for the Cavaliers on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cleveland's No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 94.1 PPG, against a Hornets defense that ranks No. 11 at 93.5 PPG. The Cavaliers field goal percentage has averaged 42.8% so far, less than the Hornets shooters have achieved on the year, 44% per game.

Defensively, the Hornets feature the league's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 95.5 points per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, New Orleans was a 117-108 loser on the road against the Pacers. They covered the 10-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (225) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Hornets endured a 117-108 loss at the hands of the Pacers on Tuesday, despite a 21-point effort from Trevor Ariza at Conseco Fieldhouse.

In their last action, Cleveland was a 101-100 winner at home against the Pistons. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (201) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Pistons were burned for 32 points by Antawn Jamison on Tuesday as the Cavaliers picked up a 101-100 win at Quicken Loans Arena.

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Chicago are 7-3
After playing Indiana are 7-3
After a loss are 2-8

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a win are 1-9

A few Hornets at Cavaliers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
New Orleans is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
New Orleans is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
New Orleans is 4-19 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing New Orleans
Cleveland is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against New Orleans

Next up:
New Orleans at Chicago, Tuesday, February 28
Cleveland home to Boston, Tuesday, February 28

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