CLE VS CHA NBA Dream11 Basketball Prediction, Match Odds, Preview, Fantasy Team News
Charlotte Hornets vs Cleveland Cavaliers
NBA Regular Season
CLE VS CHA MATCH PREVIEW:
Charlotte Hornets host Cleveland Cavaliers in NBA action on Thursday morning (IST) at Spectrum Center, Charlotte, in North Carolina.
Hornets are 9th in Eastern Conference heading into this match, and five games adrift of Milwaukee Bucks who are 8th in the table. Considering there are only 7 games remaining in the regular season, it's fair to say that Hornets can kiss their NBA playoff hopes goodbye for this season.
At home, they won 21 games and lost 17 out of the total 38 they played at Spectrum Center. Hornets' away record is the reason why they are sitting outside of the playoff spots. Charlotte are staring down at a negative record this season when playing on the road. Up until now, they have played 37 away games, winning 13 and losing 24 times.
For the 2nd season in a row, Cleveland Cavaliers will be heading into the NBA playoff without being hailed as the conference champions.
Last season, Cavaliers finished the regular season at 2nd and behind Eastern Conference leaders Boston Celtics. While this season, even the 3rd place finish is far from guaranteed as Philadelphia 76ers and Indiana Pacers are just one win away from knocking them off 3rd place.
So LeBron James and company need to pull their socks up in their next eight remaining games, or they risk slipping down the table.
Cavaliers have split up their away record this season. The 2016 NBA Champions have played 38 games on the road this season and have won 19 and lost as many games in 2017-18.
Match Timing: Tomorrow, March 29, 04:30 AM IST
Venue: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
Form of the Team-
Hornets have built some momentum for themselves in their last few games. They are on a four-game winning streak and will be aiming to stretch it to five when they host Cavaliers at Spectrum Center.
As a team, Charlotte are averaging 107.8 points this season against 107.6, making them the 11th best aggressive team in NBA this season, and the 20th best defense in 2017-18.
While Hornets are shooting at 44.7 percent and allowing 46.8 percent shooting against them. So definitely, Cavaliers may get many opportunities of shooting beyond the arc.
Cleveland Cavaliers lost their last game 98-79 against Miami Heat, and quite remarkably, there was not a single player in Cavaliers' ranks who touched the 20 point mark in that game. Lebron James was the highest scorer but could only manage 18 points in that low-scoring defeat.
However, Cavaliers are on a good run despite losing their last game. They have won 6 of their last 8 games and now will be aiming for a bounce-back win against Hornets.
As a team, Cavaliers are averaging 110.6 points in 2017-18, 3.4 points per game less than leaders Golden State Warriors.
The Cleveland franchise is shooting at 47.8 percent while allowing 47.3 percent successful shots against them.
Charlotte Hornets – Win – 34, Loss – 41
Cleveland Cavaliers – Win – 44, Loss – 30
Top Performer –
For Charlotte Hornets-
|Points Per Game||Kemba Walker||23.1|
|Rebounds per Game||Dwight Howard||12.4|
|Assists Per Game||Kemba Walker||5.7|
For Cleveland Cavaliers:
|Points Per Game||LeBron James||27.5|
|Rebounds per Game||Kevin Love||9.4|
|Assists Per Game||LeBron James||9.1|
CLE VS CHA TEAM NEWS:
Michael Carter-Williams (Shoulder Injury), and Cody Zeller (Knee Injury) are the only two players who have been ruled out from this match.
Marvin Williams (Forward), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Forward), Dwight Howard (Center), Kemba Walker (Guard), Nicolas Batum (Point Guard-Shooting Guard)
From the bench: Dwayne Batum, Jeremy Lamb, Frank Kaminsky, Guillermo Hernangomez, Malik Monk
Kyle Korver lost his brother and is expected to be out of the team for this match. While Cedi Osman is still suffering from a groin injury, and will not be traveling to face Charlotte Hornets. While Kevin Love took an inadvertent elbow to the face and is said to be experiencing concussion-like symptoms following the Cavs' 98-79 loss to the Heat. So he can be considered as a doubt for this game.
LeBron James (Forward), Jeff Green (Forward), Kevin Love / Rodney Hood (Center), George Hill (Guard), Jose Calderon / Jordan Clarkson (Guard)
From the bench: Jose Calderon / Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr., Tristan Thompson, J. R. Smith, John Holland, Ante Zizic, London Perrantes
Charlotte Hornets – Kemba Walker, Dwight Howard
Cleveland Cavaliers – LeBron James, Kevin Love
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Charlotte Hornets are almost out of the NBA playoff contention but they can still affect the destiny of other teams. Just like Cleveland Cavaliers who are aiming to cement their 3rd place in Eastern Conference.
If Cavaliers lose this game, it could pave the way for 76ers and Pacers to grab the 3rd place behind Raptors and Celtics.
So Cavaliers have all to play for in this match-
Our prediction- Cavaliers to win the match.
CLE VS CHA FANTASY TEAM:
NOTE: THIS CLE VS CHA MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.