Charlotte Hornets vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds, Lines, Picks & Predictions – NBA, Mar. 2

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Mar 02, 2022, 11:39 AM
  • The Cavaliers (35-24) are -3.5 favorites vs. the Hornets (29-31)
  • Total (Over/Under): 219.5 points
  • Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 7:00pm EST
  • Watch the game on BSOH & BSSE

The Charlotte Hornets visit Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00pm EST in Cleveland.

The Cavaliers are betting favorites in this NBA matchup, with the spread sitting at -3.5 (-110).

So far this NBA season, the Hornets are 33-28 against the spread, while the Cavaliers are 33-24 against the spread.

The Hornets vs Cavaliers Over/Under is 219.5 total points for the game.


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Hornets vs. Cavaliers Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
Charlotte Hornets+3.5 -110O 219.5 -115135
Cleveland Cavaliers -3.5 -110U 219.5 -115-160

Against the spread this NBA season, the Hornets have gone:

  • 33-28 against the Spread (+2.2 Units / 3.17% ROI)
  • 30-33 against the Moneyline (-9.45 Units / -9.73% ROI)
  • 30-32 against the Over for game total points (-5.2 Units / -7.5% ROI)
  • 32-30 against the Under for game total points (-1 Units / -1.44% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have covered the Game Total Under in 21 of their last 31 games (+10.00 Units / 29% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have covered the 2Q Spread in 18 of their last 26 away games (+9.20 Units / 32% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have covered the 2H Moneyline in 36 of their last 63 games (+8.84 Units / 11% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have covered the 1H Game Total Under in 21 of their last 32 games (+8.79 Units / 25% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have covered the 2Q Game Total Over in 16 of their last 24 away games (+7.24 Units / 28% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have only covered the Game Total Over in 10 of their last 31 games (-13.10 Units / -38% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have only covered the 1Q Spread in 27 of their last 63 games (-12.41 Units / -18% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have only covered the 1H Game Total Over in 11 of their last 32 games (-12.26 Units / -35% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have only covered the Team Total Under in 9 of their last 26 away games (-10.03 Units / -34% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have only covered the 2Q Game Total Under in 12 of their last 33 away games (-10.00 Units / -28% ROI)

Against the spread this NBA season, the Cavaliers have gone:

  • 33-24 against the Spread (+6.55 Units / 9.76% ROI)
  • 36-25 against the Moneyline (+19.4 Units / 18.54% ROI)
  • 23-36 against the Over for game total points (-16.6 Units / -24.74% ROI)
  • 36-23 against the Under for game total points (+10.7 Units / 15.95% ROI)
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers have covered the Moneyline in 36 of their last 59 games (+21.40 Units / 21% ROI)
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers have covered the 1H Moneyline in 36 of their last 60 games (+14.15 Units / 16% ROI)
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers have covered the Game Total Under in 36 of their last 59 games (+12.90 Units / 20% ROI)
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers have covered the 4Q Game Total Under in 36 of their last 59 games (+11.76 Units / 18% ROI)
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers have covered the 1H Spread in 36 of their last 60 games (+10.61 Units / 16% ROI)
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers have only covered the Game Total Over in 21 of their last 59 games (-18.60 Units / -29% ROI)
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers have only covered the 4Q Game Total Over in 22 of their last 59 games (-17.49 Units / -27% ROI)
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers have only covered the Team Total Over in 4 of their last 16 games (-10.25 Units / -55% ROI)
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers have only covered the 1H Game Total Over in 25 of their last 59 games (-9.98 Units / -15% ROI)
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers have only covered the 1Q Game Total Under in 12 of their last 31 games (-9.43 Units / -27% ROI)

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Charlotte Hornets: Keys to the Game vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers

The Hornets are 8-18 (.308) when allowing fewer than 8 offense rebounds since the start of the 2020-21 season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .493

Cleveland Cavaliers: Keys to the Game vs. the Charlotte Hornets

The Cavaliers were 7-19 (.269) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points last season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .553

The Cavaliers were 5-23 (.179) when allowing 15 or more fastbreak points last season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .413

The Cavaliers were 6-36 (.143) when allowing 110 or more points last season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .321

The Cavaliers are 19-6 (.760) when they win the turnover margin this season — 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: .561

Injury Report: Cavaliers vs. Hornets - Wednesday's Game, Mar. 02

  • Collin Sexton (Cavaliers): Sexton underwent surgery on a torn meniscus in his left knee and is expected to miss the rest of the season, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
  • Rajon Rondo (Cavaliers): The Cavaliers announced that Rondo will miss the next two weeks or so with a right great toe sprain.
  • Darius Garland (Cavaliers): The Cavaliers have listed Garland as QUESTIONABLE for Wednesday's game (Mar. 2) against the Hornets.
  • Caris LeVert (Cavaliers): The Cavs announced that LeVert will miss this next 1-2 weeks with a right foot sprain.
  • Nick Richards (Hornets): The Hornets have listed Richards as DOUBTFUL for Wednesday's game (Mar. 2) against the Cavaliers.
  • Jalen McDaniels (Hornets): The Hornets have listed McDaniels as DOUBTFUL for Wednesday's game (Mar. 2) against the Cavaliers.
  • James Bouknight (Hornets): The Hornets have listed Bouknight as OUT for Wednesday's game (Mar. 2) against the Cavaliers.
  • Gordon Hayward (Hornets): Hayward is out indefinitely after undergoing an MRI on his left ankle.

Charlotte Hornets Offensive Stats & Trends

The Hornets have an assist to turnover ratio of 2.2 (1,206 assists/ 555 TOs) this season — tied for best among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.8

The Hornets have a 21% free throw rate (1,023 free throw attempts/4,763 field goal attempts) at home since the start of the 2020-21 season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 25%

The Hornets have an assist to turnover ratio of 2.2 (582 assists/ 265 TOs) in the second half this season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.7

The Hornets have averaged 0.54 points per possession (2,493 points/4,780 possessions) in the second half this season — tied for best among NBA teams; League Avg: 0.51

Cleveland Cavaliers Offensive Stats & Trends

The Cavaliers averaged 102.5 points per game (7,379 points/72 games) last season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 111.8

The Cavaliers averaged 51.8 points per game (3,726 points/72 games) in the first half last season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 56.5

The Cavaliers made 9.9 three-pointers per game last season — tied for lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 12.7

The Cavaliers averaged 50.3 points per game (3,568 points/71 games) in the second half last season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 54.8

Charlotte Hornets Defensive Stats & Trends

The Hornets have averaged 32.8 defensive rebounds per game (1,477 rebounds/45 games) this season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.3

The Hornets have blocked 225 shots this season — tied for 9th most among NBA teams

The Hornets have 397 steals this season — 3rd most among NBA teams

The Hornets stole the ball 565 times last season — 10th most among NBA teams

Cleveland Cavaliers Defensive Stats & Trends

The Cavaliers averaged 31.9 defensive rebounds per game (2,299 rebounds/72 games) last season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.4

The Cavaliers have averaged 32.9 defensive rebounds per game (3,880 rebounds/118 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.3

The Cavaliers have averaged 4.2 blocks per game (254 blocks/61 games) on the road since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.8


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