The Cleveland Cavaliers (8-6) will try to break a five-game losing skid when hosting the Charlotte Hornets (4-12) on Friday, November 18, 2022 at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. This matchup is at 4:30 PM ET on BSOH and BSSE.
The Cavaliers are a 9.5-point favorite against the Hornets when the Cavaliers and the Hornets meet. The matchup’s point total is set at 221.5. The Cleveland Cavaliers slogged through the first half of Friday’s visit to the Charlotte Hornets, but they found their offense down the stretch and held on for an ugly 91-87 victory.
Kevin Love posted a game-high 27 points on 15 shots and steadied a Cavs offense that shot just 38 percent in LeBron James’ (knee, back) absence. Kyrie Irving scored 23 points on 8-of-27 shooting and tallied only three assists. Dion Waiters scored 17 off the bench on 8-of-21 shooting.
- Game Day: Friday, November 18, 2022
- Game Time: 4:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSOH and BSSE
- Location: Cleveland, Ohio
- Arena: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
- TV Channel: NBA League Pass
- Livestream: Watch on fuboTV!
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Charlotte Hornets Preview
It is hard to determine if the Charlotte Hornets or Cleveland Cavaliers are in more desperate shape for as they prepare to meet Friday night. The Hornets have won just one of their past 10 games and one of their star players will be out again. Cleveland, beginning a four-game homestand, is mired in a five-game losing streak.
After such a promising start, the Cavaliers have now dropped five straight games. There were some close losses and respectable teams in that stretch, so we still do believe in Cleveland’s capabilities this season. The Hornets are again without LaMelo Ball, a shot to this team’s effectiveness on both ends. As such, we’re betting the Cavs get out of their funk and take this one at home.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction
The Charlotte Hornets and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Friday in NBA action at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The Charlotte Hornets have lost 9 of their last 10 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers look to snap a 5-game losing streak. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 109.2 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 114.8 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Terry Rozier is averaging 20.8 points and 4.8 rebounds, while LaMelo Ball is averaging 19.3 points and 3.7 rebounds.
Kelly Oubre Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Kelly Oubre Jr. is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Charlotte Hornets Lineups
Lauri Markkanen, Evan Mobley, Jarrett Allen, Isaac Okoro, Brandon Goodwin
Kelly Oubre Jr, Miles Bridges, Mason Plumlee, Terry Rozier, LaMelo Ball
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Charlotte Hornets Odds
Cavaliers 117 – Hornets 107
- Cleveland has won in six of the nine contests it has been named as the odds-on favorite in this year.
- Cleveland has yet to enter a game this year with shorter moneyline odds than -442
Against the spread:
- The Cavaliers average 114.7 points per game, only 0.1 fewer points than the 114.8 the Hornets give up.
- When Cleveland totals more than 114.8 points, it is 4-3 against the spread and 4-3 overall.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Charlotte Hornets Tips
Cleveland’s average implied point total this year is 4.0 fewer points than its implied total in Friday’s game (112.0 implied points on average compared to 116 implied points in this game).
This season, Cleveland has outscored its implied point total for this matchup (116) seven times.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
- Spread: Cleveland -9.5
- Total: 221.5
- Moneyline: Cleveland -442, Charlotte +345
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Charlotte Hornets Where To Watch Live Today NBA Season 2022 Match
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