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Cavaliers vs. Hornets NBA Odds & Picks: Pros Like Cleveland to Win Consecutive Games (April 23)

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David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Cavaliers guard Darius Garland

  • The Cleveland Cavaliers and Charlotte Hornets will take the floor in NBA action tonight.
  • The Cavs are coming off an impressive performance against the same Bulls team that the Hornets struggled against. Sharps have taken notice of the game, moving the odds in the process.

NBA Odds: Cavaliers vs. Hornets

Cavaliers Odds +2
Hornets Odds -2
Over/Under 211
Time | Channel 8:00 p.m. ET | BSSE
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The Cleveland Cavaliers look for their first pair of back-to-back covers against the spread (ATS) since April 14. Cleveland takes on the Hornets in Charlotte, where Michael Jordan’s team is 14-11-1 ATS.

Cleveland is coming off of a wire-to-wire win over the Bulls. In that game, the Cleveland backcourt of Darius Garland and Collin Sexton was dominant to the tune of a combined 55 points and 11 assists.

If the Hornets want to control this Cavaliers team on Friday night, it starts with slowing down the uber-aggressive Cleveland backcourt. Charlotte is not exactly well positioned to do this.

The Hornets have two quick guards in Devonte’ Graham and Terry Rozier, but this duo just gave up 28 points to the Coby White/Tomas Satoransky combination in Charlotte’s 17-point loss to the Bulls on Thursday.

Our latest PRO Report shows that sharp bettors are not expecting the Hornets to do a top-notch job of executing their game plan on Friday night and are thusly backing the Cavaliers. Let’s take a look.

NBA Picks: Cavaliers vs. Hornets

Sharp Action

Cavaliers vs. Hornets opened as a pick’em before it was pushed up to Cavaliers +2.5 ahead of Friday’s game.

Since this morning, there have been three Action Labs Bet Signals triggered on Cleveland. This is an indicator of the sharp action backing J.B. Bickerstaff’s bunch on Friday.

Big Money

At the time of this writing, the 32% of bettors backing the Cavaliers have generated 64% of the money wagered on Friday’s game. This 32% difference is another sign of wise-guy action moving Friday’s spread.

PRO Report Pick: Cavaliers +2 (-110 or -103 at PointsBet)

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