Authored by NBA Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 Basketball game on Monday Night December 15, 2014 at 7:00 pm EST.
The (6-17) Charlotte Hornets of the Eastern Conference Southeast division will make the trip the Queen City to the Northeast part of the Buckeye State to take on the (13-9) Cleveland Cavaliers of the Eastern Conference Central division in 2014 NBA action. The team will play at Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. This Sports Handicapper believes the Charlotte Hornets have been one of the most disappointing teams in the Eastern Conference in the first half of the season. The Cleveland Cavaliers much-hyped talented trio is starting to take form, and will be a force down the road. The betting line has Charlotte as an eleven-point road underdog Against The Spread, and the betting odds total is at 197′ points for Monday’s game.
The 2014-15 Charlotte Hornets lost 114-87 at home to Brooklyn on Saturday and have lost eight of their last ten straight up. Charlotte next three opponents are against teams they have already beaten this season. Charlotte is 0-4 Against The Spread their last four played on Monday’s, and Charlotte is 0-5 ATS the last five times the teams have played. Charlotte is 1-1-1 Against The Point Spread, going over the betting odds total twice and staying under once their last three NBA Expert ATS Picks played on the road. Charlotte has to step it up on defense; they are allowing a little over 102 points per contest. Charlotte has allowed 100 points or more in eight of their last nine games.
The 2014-15 Cleveland Cavaliers have lost their last two, both on the road including an 119-114 defeat at the hands of New Orleans. The under is 7-1 the Cavaliers last eight games following an Against The Spread loss. The betting odds under is 6-2 the last eight between the team played at the “Q”. Cleveland is 3-2 Against The Point Spread their last five at home, going over the betting odds total three times and staying under twice. Cleveland could be without guard Dion Waiters, who is questionable with stomach issues. The Cavaliers must continue to concentrate of defense; that’s where they are going to find success, they have plenty of scorers.
Free Pick: Charlotte+11.