Hornets host Cavaliers in basketball action
Cleveland Cavaliers vs New Orleans Hornets Odds
The Cavaliers will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Hornets in New Orleans at New Orleans Arena on Sunday in NBA action.
This season the Hornets are 25-48 overall and 36-37 ATS against the number, while the Cavaliers are 22-49 and 37-34 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, New Orleans is 39-34 on the OU, and Cleveland is 36-35.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hornets sit at No. 25 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Cavaliers are at No. 28 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Hornets will win this game 94-93.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits New Orleans's No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 94 PPG, against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 25 at 101.3 PPG. The Hornets field goal percentage has averaged 45.1% so far, more than the Cavaliers shooters have achieved on the year, 43.4% per game.
Defensively, the Cavaliers feature the league's No. 21-rated defense on the road, giving up 102.6 points per game. New Orleans, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 in the league in scoring at home.
The Cavaliers were a 97-87 loser in their most recent outing at home against the 76ers. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (184) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Cavaliers got 19 points from C.J. Miles, but it was Philadelphia that prevailed in a 97-87 final on Friday at Quicken Loans Arena.
New Orleans was a 108-89 loser in its last match at home against the Heat. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 197 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Hornets endured a 108-89 loss at the hands of the Heat on Friday, despite a 20-point effort from Ryan Anderson at New Orleans Arena.
Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 3-7
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8
New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Golden State are 5-5
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7
A few Cavaliers at Hornets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
Cleveland is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
New Orleans is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 7 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans's last 7 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Cleveland at Atlanta, Monday, April 1
New Orleans at Golden State, Wednesday, April 3