Free NBA Picks Today: Charlotte Hornets vs Cleveland Cavaliers 3/14/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Charlotte Hornets vs Cleveland Cavaliers 3/14/23
Tue 14th March 2023

The Cleveland Cavaliers (43-27, 15-20 Away), the league’s top scoring defense, are on the road to face the Charlotte Hornets (22-48, 11-22 Home) on Tuesday. The teams will be playing their second successive game against each other.

Cleveland beat Charlotte 114-108 at Spectrum Center on Sunday. Darius Garland led the Cavaliers with 28 points, six rebounds, and six assists. Terry Rozier had 27 points in the losing effort. The Cavaliers are fourth in the Eastern Conference.

The Hornets are 14th in the Eastern Conference. Cleveland is unbeaten in the season series against Charlotte, getting the win in both of their meetings.

The Cavs have been led this season by Donovan Mitchell, who is averaging 27.6 points per game, seventh-highest in the league. Meanwhile, Garland is dishing 7.9 assists per game, seventh-most in the NBA, and Jarrett Allen is grabbing 9.8 rebounds per game.

Rozier’s 21.4 points per game have powered the Hornets on offense. Rozier also has recorded 5.0 assists per game. Mason Plumlee has posted 9.7 rebounds per game. The Cavaliers are holding opponents to 106.7 points per game, ranking as the toughest scoring defense in the league.

The Cavaliers are 7-3 in the last 10 trips to Spectrum Center. Cleveland is 5-5 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +2.6 (113.6-111.0). Charlotte has also split the last 10 (5-5), allowing 108.7 points per game on average while scoring only 107.3 (-1.4 margin). The Hornets are averaging 111.8 ppg for the full season while allowing 117.5.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Cedi Osman: 8.5 | 12.2 | -3.7
Points per game:
Jarrett Allen: 10.0 | 14.4 | -4.4


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Dennis Smith Jr.: 21.6 | 16.4 | +5.2
Bryce McGowens: 4.2 | 6.0 | -1.8
Points per game:
Dennis Smith Jr.: 11.8 | 8.9 | +2.9
Rebounds per game:
Nick Richards: 7.6 | 5.9 | +1.7
Assists per game:
Terry Rozier: 6.8 | 5.0 | +1.8

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Cleveland Cavs -5.5 (-110)

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