Where: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
When: Tuesday, April 9, 7:00 PM. ET.
The Cleveland Cavaliers will be trying to snap their nine-game losing streak when they close out the regular season against the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday night
Hornets Going For Fourth Consecutive Win
The Hornets are playing well at the right moment and have been able to stay in the hunt for the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. They have won three straight and will try to pick up their fourth win in a row and move into a tie with the Detroit Pistons for the final playoff spot.
Charlotte has struggled offensively, averaging 110.5 points per game, which is 20th in the league. The team is shooting 44 percent from the field and 34 percent from three-point range.
Kemba Walker leads the way for the Hornets with 25.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 5.9 assists per game. Jeremy Lamb is averaging 15.1 points and 5.5 rebounds per game, while Marvin Williams averages 10.1 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.
The Hornets have done better on defense, holding opponents to 111.9 points per game, which is 17th in the league. They gave up 103.6 points per game in their last three games and need to continue playing well defensively if they want to get the win on Tuesday
Cavaliers Heading back To The Lottery
When LeBron James left the Cavaliers for Miami in 2010, the team ended up with the number one pick in the draft following a disappointing campaign without James leading the charge. This past offseason, James left the Cavaliers for Los Angeles and the team is heading back to the lottery, hoping to nab the number one pick once again.
The Cavaliers have lost their last nine games and will try to snap their losing streak against the Hornets and cost them a chance to go to the playoffs in the process.
Cleveland is one of the worst offensive teams in the league, averaging 104.6 points per game, which is 29th. The team is shooting 44 percent from the field and 35 percent from three-point range.
Kevin Love leads the way for the Cavaliers with 17 points and 10.9 rebounds per game. Jordan Clarkson is averaging 16.9 points and 3.4 rebounds per game, while Collin Sexton is averaging 16.7 points and 2.9 assists per game.
The Cavaliers have also struggled defensively, holding opponents to 114 points per game, which is 22ndin the league. They gave up 112 points in their last game and will need a better performance to beat the Hornets on Tuesday
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss.
- 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference.
- 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.