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Hornets take on Cavaliers in hoops contest

New Orleans HornetsCleveland Cavaliers
March 6, 6:30 PM | Quicken Loans Arena

New Orleans Hornets vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds

36-28TEAM RECORD12-49

The Cavaliers will hit the floor running against the visiting New Orleans Hornets on Sunday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

Supporters of the Hornets have seen them go 36-28 and 30-32-2 ATS so far this season, while the Cavaliers are at 12-49 and 25-33-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Cavaliers are 37-24, while the Hornets are 22-41-1.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 30-rated Cavaliers and the No. 13-ranked Hornets, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 99-87 result in favor of the Hornets.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cleveland's No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 96.2 PPG, against a Hornets defense that ranks No. 3 at 92.8 PPG. The Cavaliers field goal percentage has averaged 43.2% so far, less than the Hornets shooters have achieved on the year, 45.8% per game.

Defensively, the Hornets feature the league's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 94.4 points per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for New Orleans, they were a 98-91 winner as they battled the Grizzlies on the road. The Hornets covered in the match as a 5.5-point underdog, while 189 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Memphis was victimized for 23 points and 14 assists by Chris Paul as the Hornets defeated the Grizzlies 98-91 in NBA action on Friday.

Cleveland won its last outing, a 119-115 result against the Knicks on March 4. The Cavaliers covered in that game as a 12.5-point underdog, while the 234 combined points took the game OVER the total. J.J. Hickson scored 23 points leading the Cavaliers to a 119-115 victory over New York at Madison Square Garden on Friday.

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 9-1
Before playing Chicago are 6-4
After playing Memphis are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Golden State are 5-5
After playing New York are 6-4
After a win are 2-8

A few Hornets at Cavaliers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 6 games on the road
New Orleans is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
New Orleans is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Cleveland's last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cleveland's last 9 games
Cleveland is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against New Orleans
Cleveland is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing New Orleans

Next up:
New Orleans at Chicago, Monday, March 7
Cleveland home to Golden State, Tuesday, March 8