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New Orleans Hornets vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds
The Cavaliers will try to cover the spread at Quicken Loans Arena on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Hornets in basketball action.
The Hornets will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 30-24 ATS against the number this season, while the Cavaliers are 26-27 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). New Orleans is 28-26 on the totals; Cleveland is 28-25.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 25-rated Hornets taking on the No. 27-rated Cavaliers in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 94-93 win for the Hornets on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Cleveland's No. 22-rated squad against New Orleans's No. 20-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Cleveland rates No. 14 in the league with 7.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 15 with 6.8 per outing.
Defensively, the Hornets feature the league's No. 17-rated defense on the road, giving up 100 points per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 in the league in scoring at home.
New Orleans was a 96-87 loser in its last match at home against the Bulls. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 183 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Hornets endured a 96-87 loss at the hands of the Bulls on Tuesday, despite a 20-point effort from Eric Gordon at New Orleans Arena.
Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 96-95 loser as they battled the Spurs at home. The Cavaliers covered in the match as an 8-point underdog, while 191 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Cavaliers endured a 96-95 loss at the hands of the Spurs on Wednesday, despite a 20-point effort from Dion Waiters at Quicken Loans Arena.
New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Dallas are 2-8
After playing Chicago are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Orlando are 4-6
After playing San Antonio are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
A few Hornets at Cavaliers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 6 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans's last 7 games on the road
New Orleans is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing at home against New Orleans
Cleveland is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against New Orleans
Cleveland is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games at home
New Orleans home to Dallas, Friday, February 22
Cleveland at Orlando, Saturday, February 23