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Hornets are Becoming Road Warriors

Nicolas Batum Kyrie Irving

Quicken Loans Arena is not an easy place to play, but the Charlotte Hornets appear to be up to the task ahead of Wednesday’s contest with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Hornets are on a nice run away from North Carolina, garnering victories in four-straight road games. With a win tonight, they would establish their longest road winning streak since 2002. Kemba Walker and company were just 6-17 SU away from home prior to the run.

Shark Bites
  • The Hornets are 5-0 SU in their last five games.
  • The total has gone OVER in five of the Cavaliers' last six games with one day off between games.
  • The Hornets are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against the Cavaliers.

Charlotte, who opened as 8.5-point underdogs, has not been getting the job done when it comes to cashing spread tickets in this spot, however. The Hornets are a paltry 1-5 ATS in their last six games when tabbed as dogs of 8.5 points or more.

For the Cavs, it’s all about finding consistency under newly-appointed head coach Tyronne Lue with the playoffs on the horizon. The wine and gold sit atop of the East with a record of 40-15 SU and are the unquestioned favorites to represent the conference in the Finals.

Fresh off a 96-88 loss to the Detroit Pistons on Monday, the Cavaliers are historically solid at bouncing back, going 5-1 SU in their last six coming off a setback in their previous game.

When facing totals of 205.5 or less, Charlotte has been a great source for UNDER bettors, as the Hornets are 1-4 O/U in their last five in that position. The total opened at 205.5 at most sportsbooks.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Cleveland Cavaliers opened as -8.5-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 206.5 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 105-96 win for the Cavaliers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Charlotte Hornets vs Cleveland Cavaliers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cleveland Cavaliers sit at 40-15 (24-29-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Charlotte Hornets are currently 29-26 (28-26-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the points scored total? Cleveland is 26-29 OU and Charlotte is 24-30-1 OU. This season the Cleveland Cavaliers are 40-15 overall and 24-29-2 ATS against the number, while the Charlotte Hornets are 29-26 and 28-26-1 ATS. As for the totals, Cleveland is 26-29 on the OU, and Charlotte is 24-30-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Charlotte injuries news.

According to the betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 3-rated Cleveland Cavaliers and the No. 9-rated Hornets in this NBA basketball matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Cleveland's No. 9-ranked offense (102.89 PPG) against a Charlotte Hornets defense that ranks No. 10 at 100.73 PPG. The Cleveland Cavaliers have averaged 45.77% from the field per game, more than the Charlotte Hornets have managed so far this NBA season (43.15% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Charlotte got 28 points from Kemba Walker en route to a 104-96 victory over Brooklyn on Sunday at Barclays Center.

Cleveland got 30 points from Kyrie Irving en route to a 96-88 loss against Detroit on Monday at Quicken Loans Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Charlotte is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Charlotte is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Charlotte's last 10 games
  • Charlotte is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games
  • Cleveland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Charlotte at Indiana, Friday, February 26th
Cleveland at Toronto, Friday, February 26th