Hornets Vs Cavaliers: NBA Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – April 23, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 23, 2021

The Cleveland Cavaliers (21-37) visit the Charlotte Hornets (28-30) as 0.5-point underdogs after Collin Sexton put up 30 points in the Cavaliers’ 121-105 victory over the Bulls. The game airs on BSSE at 8:00 PM ET on Friday, April 23, 2021. The matchup has a point total of 209.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of April 23, 2021, 7:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Hornets vs Cavaliers Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of April 23

Hornets:
Gordon Hayward: Out (Foot),
Nate Darling: Out (Ankle),
LaMelo Ball: Out (Wrist),
Malik Monk: Out (Ankle)

Cavaliers:
Damyean Dotson: Out (Knee),
Dylan Windler: Out (Knee),
Taurean Prince: Out For Season (Ankle)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Hornets (-0.5)
Total Pick Over (209)
Prediction Hornets 113, Cavaliers 105

Our computers expect the same result as DraftKings, but have the Hornets winning by a considerably larger margin (8.4 points). Take the Hornets.

In this game, the model projects a total (218.2 points) significantly higher than the DraftKings over/under (209 points). Bet on the over.

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Hornets Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Terry Rozier 55 20.5 4.3 3.9 1.3 0.4 3.3
Gordon Hayward 44 19.6 5.8 4.1 1.2 0.3 1.9
LaMelo Ball 41 16.0 5.9 6.1 1.6 0.3 2.0
Devonte’ Graham 46 14.0 2.7 5.2 1.0 0.1 3.1
Malik Monk 32 13.1 2.7 1.9 0.5 0.1 2.2

Hornets Player Props

  • Terry Rozier’s points prop over/under for the game is set at 19.5, 1.0 point less than his season average of 20.5.
  • Cody Zeller’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 11.5, 6.3 lower than his season average of 17.8.
  • Rozier’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 3.5, 0.2 shots higher than his season average of 3.3.
  • P.J. Washington’s blocks prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.2 blocks higher than his season average of 1.3.

Cavaliers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Collin Sexton 49 24.4 3.0 4.1 1.1 0.1 1.6
Darius Garland 48 17.4 2.4 6.0 1.2 0.1 2.0
Jarrett Allen 49 12.9 9.9 1.6 0.4 1.6 0.1
Kevin Love 15 11.7 6.6 2.3 0.5 0.1 2.1
Larry Nance Jr. 33 9.6 6.7 3.0 1.8 0.5 1.2

Cavaliers Player Props

  • Sexton’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 30.5, 1.0 less than his season average of 31.5.
  • Darius Garland’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 27.5, 1.7 greater than his season average of 25.8.
  • Kevin Love’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 3.5, 1.4 shots greater than his season average of 2.1.
  • Jarrett Allen’s blocks prop total for the contest is set at 0.5, 1.1 blocks lower than his season average of 1.6.

Shooting Trends

  • The Hornets are shooting 45.8% from the field this season, 2.2 percentage points lower than the 48% the Cavaliers allow to opponents.
  • In games Charlotte shoots better than 48% from the field, it is 15-6 against the spread and 14-7 overall.
  • Cleveland is 16-7 against the spread and 17-6 overall when allowing opponents to shoot higher than 45.8% from the field.
  • The Cavaliers are shooting 45.3% from the field, 1.4% lower than the 46.7% the Hornets’ opponents have shot this season.
  • Cleveland has compiled a 17-5 record against the spread and a 15-7 straight up record in games it shoots higher than 46.7% from the field.
  • This season, Charlotte has a 17-4 record against the spread and a 17-5 straight up record when it allows opponents to shoot above 45.3% from the field.
  • The Hornets’ 37.6% three-point shooting percentage this season is only 0.6 percentage points lower than opponents of the Cavaliers have shot from deep (38.2%).
  • Charlotte is 18-5 against the spread and 17-7 overall when it shoots better than 38.2% from distance.
  • Cleveland is 21-11 against the spread and 18-14 overall when its opponents shoot better than 37.6% from deep.
  • The Cavaliers’ three-point shooting percentage this season (33.9%) is 2.8 percentage points lower than opponents of the Hornets are averaging (36.7%).
  • Cleveland is 15-6 ATS and 13-8 overall when the team hits more than 36.7% of its three-point attempts.
  • Charlotte has a 15-6 ATS record and a 16-6 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 33.9% from three-point range.
  • The Hornets connect on 13.9 three-pointers per game this season, 4.2 more makes per game than the Cavaliers give up (9.7).
  • When Charlotte makes more threes than its opponents, it is 20-8 against the spread and 20-9 overall. When Cleveland is out-shot from deep by its opponents, it is 8-29 ATS and 8-29 straight up.
  • The Cavaliers make the fewest three-pointers in the league, while the Hornets give up the most makes from beyond the arc.

Hornets vs Cavaliers Stat Rankings

Hornets Rank Hornets AVG Cavaliers AVG Cavaliers Rank
23rd 109.7 Points Scored 104.1 30th
14th 111.4 Points Allowed 110.9 12th
15th 43.7 Rebounds 42.6 22nd
11th 10.3 Off. Rebounds 10.4 8th
8th 13.9 3pt Made 9.7 30th
6th 26.7 Assists 23.8 21st
27th 14.7 Turnovers 14.3 24th

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