Charlotte @ Cleveland
Current Records: Charlotte 13-17; Cleveland 6-21
What to Know
After three games on the road, the Cleveland Cavaliers are heading back home. They will square off against the Charlotte Hornets at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Charlotte should still be feeling good after a win, while Cleveland will be looking to right the ship.
The oddsmakers predicted a rough contest for the Cavaliers on Monday, and boy were they were right. They suffered a grim 133-113 defeat to the Toronto Raptors. The Cavaliers' loss shouldn't obscure the performances of PG Collin Sexton, who had 25 points along with five rebounds, and PG Darius Garland, who had 20 points and five assists. Sexton didn't help his team much against the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, so this was a nice turnaround for him.
Meanwhile, Charlotte was able to grind out a solid victory over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday, winning 110-102. Charlotte's SG Malik Monk was one of the most active players for the squad as he dropped a double-double on 23 points and ten boards.
Cleveland is the favorite in this one, with an expected 3.5-point margin of victory. They may be expected to win, but bettors beware: they are 0-2 against the spread when favored.
Cleveland found themselves the reluctant recipients of an unpleasant 124-97 punch to the gut against Charlotte when the two teams previously met in April. Can the Cavaliers avenge their defeat, or is history doomed to repeat itself? We'll soon find out.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse -- Cleveland, Ohio
- TV: Fox Sports Carolina
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $6.30
The Cavaliers are a 3.5-point favorite against the Hornets, according to the latest NBA odds.
Vegas was right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 3.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
Cleveland have won 11 out of their last 15 games against Charlotte.
- Apr 09, 2019 - Charlotte 124 vs. Cleveland 97
- Dec 19, 2018 - Charlotte 110 vs. Cleveland 99
- Nov 13, 2018 - Cleveland 113 vs. Charlotte 89
- Nov 03, 2018 - Charlotte 126 vs. Cleveland 94
- Mar 28, 2018 - Cleveland 118 vs. Charlotte 105
- Nov 24, 2017 - Cleveland 100 vs. Charlotte 99
- Nov 15, 2017 - Cleveland 115 vs. Charlotte 107
- Mar 24, 2017 - Cleveland 112 vs. Charlotte 105
- Dec 31, 2016 - Cleveland 121 vs. Charlotte 109
- Dec 10, 2016 - Cleveland 116 vs. Charlotte 105
- Nov 13, 2016 - Cleveland 100 vs. Charlotte 93
- Apr 03, 2016 - Cleveland 112 vs. Charlotte 103
- Feb 24, 2016 - Cleveland 114 vs. Charlotte 103
- Feb 03, 2016 - Charlotte 106 vs. Cleveland 97
- Nov 27, 2015 - Cleveland 95 vs. Charlotte 90