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NBA betting market report: Daily picks, advice for Friday 2/4


Welcome to the daily NBA betting market report, your source for analysis on the betting lines for the day in professional hoops. For updates throughout the day follow me on Twitter, or check out The Edge daily at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT.

All game lines via VSiN NBA Odds page.

Market Report for Friday, February 4th

*Indicates team is on the second leg of a back-to-back

**Lines are opening numbers

Cleveland Cavaliers @ Charlotte Hornets (-4, 216.5)

In the last seven games the Cleveland Cavaliers are 1-6 ATS and since losing Darius Garland to injury their offense has been stuck in the mud. In the two games without Garland the Cavaliers have averaged 105.3 points per 100 possessions and shot 30.8% on 26.0 3-point attempts per game. With Garland sidelined the backcourt situation for Cleveland is a mess, and with him set to miss a third game tonight bettors should not expect it to get much better. Remember, Lauri Markkanen is sidelined as well, and both Collin Sexton and Ricky Rubio are gone. The personnel that is left for J.B. Bickerstaff has -7.2 net rating, averaging just 105.1 points per 100 possessions. Charlotte is coming off a poor performance in Boston and is 1-5 ATS in its last six games, but with Gordon Hayward potentially returning tonight its clear the Hornets are in a much better situation. Cleveland is a play against until Garland returns, or until the market makes a major adjustment which is not the case yet.

Play: Hornets (-4.5)

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