Heading into this early season contest, the Cleveland Cavaliers (8-6) will once again hit the court against the Charlotte 49ers (4-12) in Cleveland on Friday, November 18 at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. Still in the early part of the season, each of these teams will of course be hoping for a win in this game as they look to set the pace for the rest of the year. The action starts at 7:30 PM ET, so be sure to make your picks and catch the excitment live!
For context on Friday’s early-season showdown, how have the Cavaliers and the 49ers stacked up against each other in the past?
So far this season, these franchises haven’t played yet and the Cavs are preparing to ham in their first clash with the Hornets. In their previous meeting on March 2, 2022, the score was 98-119 in favor of the Hornets. In that game, the Cavaliers had a 52.87% field goal percentage and a 32.26% three pointer percentage, whereas the 49ers had a 50% field goal percentage and shot 44.74% from the perimenter. Elsewhere on the stat sheet, Cleveland totaled 37 rebounds and 21 assists while Charlotte wound up with 45 boards and 32 assists.
Betting Preview for the Charlotte 49ers vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Game on November 18 2022
Where: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio
When: Friday, November 18, 2022
Betting on the Charlotte 49ers
Record: 4-12 | Southeast Division Standing: 5
The Charlotte 49ers have won one out of the last 10 games and are in the last position in the division and 14th in the conference currently. In their most recent game they were defeated by the Cleveland Cavaliers, 121-114, in spite of the solid showing from Terry Rozier. To that point, Rozier generated 42 points (65.22 FG%, 10 3-pointers) and Gordon Hayward, who will be out of the next game due to an injury, had 28 points (61.11 FG%). Check out our analysis further down to learn how this performance has informed their odds for the upcoming game versus Cleveland on Friday.
Absences and Injuries
As far as inactive players go, the 49ers will play without Gordon Hayward (Shoulder), Cody Martin (Quad), Mark Williams (Ankle), and Dennis Smith Jr. (Ankle).
Betting on the Cleveland Cavaliers
Record: 8-6 | Central Division Standing: 2
The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Charlotte 49ers in their most recent game on Wednesday, 121-114, due to a reliable effort from Larry Nance Jr. and Darius Garland. Nance Jr. yielded 13 points (55.56 FG%) and 13 rebounds, whereas Darius Garland chipped in 22 points (53.85 FG%). The Cavs are presently in 4th place in the conference. Make sure you review our odds analysis for Friday’s matchup below and consider how the squad’s recent form could impact their meeting against Charlotte.
Absences and Injuries
The Cavaliers are without Dylan Windler (Ankle), Jarrett Allen (Ankle), and Ricky Rubio (Knee). Dean Wade (Knee) and Donovan Mitchell (Ankle) are listed as questionable.
Hornets vs Cavs | Moneyline, Over/Under and Point Spread Odds
Moneyline Pick: Charlotte 49ers (+350) at FanDuel
Heading into this game, the Cleveland Cavaliers are considered the favorite. The squad enters this game sporting a winning percentage of 50% in the last 10 games (a record of five wins and five losses) while the winning percentage of the Charlotte 49ers on the other hand, is lower at 10% in the last 10 games (one win and nine losses).
Over/Under Pick: Under 221 Total Points (-110) at DraftKings
It is predicted that the total score for the game will be under 221.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have logged an average of 115.3 points per game in the 10 games since October 28, though their per game average at home of 112.3 has been less. Alternatively, the Charlotte 49ers have recorded 103.6 points per game over their last 10 games, although their average per game while playing away has been lower at 101.9.
Spread Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers -9.5 Points (-110) at FanDuel
The Cleveland Cavaliers will need to win by the amount of the spread or more in order to cover.
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