4/9/19 Sports Betting Matchup Breakdown: Charlotte Hornets at Cleveland Cavaliers

Hey everyone, welcome to the daily sports betting breakdown here on RotoGrinders, where we not only give you our favorite bets from one of the most interesting games of the night, but also historical numbers to help you improve your sports betting knowledge.

Sorry for the little break everyone, with baseball starting up and the NBA being largely a crapshoot right now with half the teams resting players, we took a few days off, but we’re back now. Right now there are very few games that actually mean anything, but we plan on looking for the ones that actually do.

So, let’s get to an important game here with the breakdown for April 9, 2019: the Charlotte Hornets at Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Historical Numbers Against the Spread

Tonight’s match up features the Cavaliers who currently sit at 14th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 19-62 (1-9 in their last 10), while the Hornets sit at 9th in the East with a record of 38-42 (7-3 in their last 10). The Hornets are currently one game out of the playoffs with two games left to go, so this is a must win situation for the Hornets.

Hornets Historical Numbers Against the Spread

Not a whole lot of people expected the Hornets to make the playoffs this year, but they have exceeded expectations. However, they have not been a great team to bet on this season, going 38-40-2 ATS. While the Hornets have been an above average team to bet on at home this season, they have been a below average team to bet on the road, going 18-22 ATS (12th worst in the NBA) including a 4-5 record as a road favorite. Looking at their numbers on a full day of rest, they are a much better team to bet on going 23-19-2 ATS (9th best in the NBA). Overall, this is an average spot for the Hornets to cover.

Cavilers Historical Numbers Against the Spread

The Cavs have been a dumpster fire all season long and have been trying to get Zion for months, but they have only been a slightly below average team to bet on going 38-42-1 ATS. Looking at their home/road splits, they have near identical numbers on both ends, but they have been a worse team as a home underdog, going 15-18 ATS. Additionally, the Cavs have been the worst team to bet on a full day of rest, going 19-30-1 ATS which is a full three games worse than the second worst team. Overall, this is a bad spot for the Cavs to cover.

Historical Numbers on the Total

Hornets Historical Numbers on the Total

The Hornets haven’t been a fantastic offensive team this season, but they have been one of the best teams to bet the over on this season, going 42-36-2 ATS (6th best in the league). The Hornets have been known as a team who is much better at home, but they have actually had the same record on the over both on the road and at home, going 21-18-2. While the Hornets have performed similarly both on the road and at home, they have been a below average team on a full day’s rest (20-23-1) and slightly above average as a road favorite (5-4). Overall, this is a below average spot for the Hornets to cover the over.

Cavaliers Historical Numbers on the Total

Even though the Cavs have been one of the worst teams in the league this season, they have been a horrible defensive team and have covered the over at a well above average rate, going 42-37-2. Looking at their home/road splits, they have been a slightly better team to bet at home, going 21-17-2 on the over. Additionally, the Cavs have been one of the best teams to bet the over on a full day of rest, going 29-20-1 (4th best in the league). Overall, this is an above average spot for the Cavs to cover the over.

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My NBA Pick for April 9, 2019 – Charlotte Hornets at Cleveland Cavaliers

 
 

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  • Grant Neiffer (gneiffer07)

  • One of the most vibrant and interesting personalities in all of DFS, Grant Neiffer, aka gneiffer07 has economics and accounting degrees from Azusa Pacific University. He’s been playing DFS since 2013 and fantasy sports from the ripe old age of 10. He has qualified for countless live finals and is routinely at the top of the RotoGrinders rankings in all the major sports. He can frequently be found on GrindersLive shows and podcasts and producing written expert analysis for RotoGrinders users.