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Cavaliers vs Hawks NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Cleveland Cavaliers at Atlanta Hawks
- Where: Atlanta at State Farm Arena
- Date: Tuesday, March 28th
- Betting Odds ATL -1, CLE -117 | ATL -104 O/U 235.0
So far, the Cavaliers have put together an overall record of 48-28, while going 42-33-1 vs the spread. Over the team’s 4 game win streak, they have an average scoring differential of 12.0 points per game.
The Cavaliers will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Rockets by a score of 108-91. Heading into the game, they were 14 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Cleveland was able to take care of business in the second half of this game, as they didn’t allow the Rockets to cut into their 17 point halftime lead. In the win, Jarrett Allen led the team in scoring with 24 points on a field goal percentage of 72.7%.
The Hawks come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 37-38. So far, the team has gone 34-40-1 against the spread. Against the spread, Atlanta has a mark of 2-1. Straight up, their record is 1-2 in these games.
Atlanta is trying to bounce back from a 123-119 loss to the Grizzlies. Going into this game, the team was 1 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. Atlanta was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Grizzlies by 4 going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Trae Young, as he contributed 28 points while hitting 50.0% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Cavaliers picked up the 114-102 win over the Hawks. The Cavaliers point margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 3.5 point favorite. So far, the two team’s have split their season series, with each team at 1-1. Similar to their season-long average, the Cavaliers averaged 110.5 points per game vs the Hawks. Similar to the Cavaliers, the Hawks scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs Cleveland, the team averaged 117.75 points per game. Across the previous 5 meetings between the teams, the Hawks have an average scoring margin of +9 points per game, leading to an ATS mark of 4-1. In these contests, they averaged a combined 231 points per game, leading to an over-under mark of 3-2.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
The Cavaliers come into today’s game as the 24th ranked scoring offense at 112.2 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Cavaliers will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.5 made 3’s per game. If the Cleveland offense is going to improve, they must continue to do a good job avoiding turnovers. Currently, the unit is 5th in fewest turnovers per game.
On the defensive end of the floor, the Cavaliers are giving up an average of 105.67 points per game, good for 5th in the NBA.
This season, the Cavaliers offense has primarily worked through Donovan Mitchell and Darius Garland who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 64 games, Mitchell is 11th in the NBA at 27.4 points per game. So far, him and Garland have accounted for 43% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 49.0 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Darius Garland is grabbing 2.7 rebounds for Cleveland to go along with 7.8 assists.
Through 75 games, Atlanta is the 4th best scoring team at 118.0 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Hawks will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.7 made 3’s per game. Although Atlanta has struggled with their outside shot, they have done a good job taking care of the ball, averaging just 12.3 turnovers per game.
On defense, the Hawks will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 21st ranked unit in points allowed per game.
On offense, Trae Young leads the Hawks in scoring at 26.6 points per game, placing him 15th in the NBA. Overall, Young has hit 43.4% of his shots while accounting for 20.9% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 4th in points allowed to point-guards. At 20.4 points per game, Dejounte Murray is the 2nd leading scorer for the Hawks. For the season, he is 101st in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 45.7%.
Cavaliers vs Hawks Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Cavaliers -1.0
- Free Total Prediction: Under 235.0