The key in this NBA betting matchup will be which team has energy as both played last night.
Basketball betting had Charlotte at Miami last night while Cleveland was at New Jersey. It would figure that the Cavaliers had the easier time against the woeful Nets while the Bobcats would have to expend more effort against the Heat. It also helps the Cavaliers that they are at home. Cleveland has won 7 of the last 10 against Charlotte overall but they are just 5-5 against the NBA betting odds in those games.
Charlotte and Cleveland have already played twice this season and each team won at home. The Bobcats covered both games though since they only lost by 11 points at Cleveland when they were getting 15 points in basketball betting. Charlotte has never won in Cleveland as they are 0-10 all-time but they are 6-4 against the basketball betting line. Three of the last four between the two teams in Cleveland have gone under the NBA betting total.
The Bobcats continue to hold their own on the road this season in basketball betting. In fact, they are a better team on the road in basketball betting than Cleveland is at home. Yes, the Cavaliers win games at home and Charlotte loses games on the road straight up but what matters in basketball betting is covering the spread. And Charlotte has done that on the road more often than not while Cleveland has struggled at home laying points in NBA betting. The Bobcats are 2nd in the league in defense as basketball betting stats show but they are next to last in offense.
Cleveland is 4th in the league in defense so this could be a low scoring game. The Cavaliers have the potential to score points but far too often it has been just LeBron James and Mo Williams. Cleveland has gone under the total at home more often than not and that could be the case again in this basketball betting matchup on Sunday against Charlotte. The Cavaliers have done much better of late versus the basketball betting pointspread but much of that success was on the road. At home they are still a losing proposition because far too often they are laying too many points in basketball betting.