The Atlanta Hawks (8-8) travel to face off against the Cleveland Cavaliers (9-8) on Tuesday, November 28th. This game will be played at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse and televised on BSOH. The Cavaliers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Hawks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Raptors. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.
Hawks vs Cavaliers
The Hawks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Hawks will look to bounce back from a defeat in their last game, losing to the Celtics with a final score of 113-103. Despite trailing at halftime by a score of 69-53, the Hawks picked up the win.
Looking at the Hawks’ previous ten games, they are 4-6 and face the Cavaliers with an overall mark of 8-8. At the moment, the team holds 9th place in the Eastern Conference and 3rd place in the Southeast division.
Atlanta’s ATS record sits below .500 (5-11). Atlanta has gone 2-7 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 3-4 when playing as underdogs.
The Cavaliers Are Coming Off A Win
The Cavaliers took down the Raptors in their most recent game with a final score of 105-102. Going into the game, the Cavaliers were favored by -3.5 and their 3 point win was not enough to cover the spread. Considering the over/under, the total of 207 points fell short of the set over/under line of 222.5.
The Cavaliers head into today’s action with an overall record of 9-8 and have gone 1-2 over their previous three games. The team currently sits 8th in the Eastern Conference and 3rd place in the Central division.
Cleveland comes in with an overall ATS record of 6-11 so far this season. This season, Cleveland has a 2-8 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 4-3 as underdogs.
Hawks Offense Breakdown
Coming into today’s action, Atlanta is averaging 123.6 points per contest. This figure places them 2nd in the league. The Hawks come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 13.9 made 3’s per game. In addition to their strong outside shooting numbers, the team is playing at one of the fastest paces in the NBA, averaging 101.8 possessions per contest.
Cavaliers Offense Breakdown
Through 17 games the Cavaliers are averaging 110.8 points per contest, placing them 22nd in the NBA. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Cavaliers are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 98.5 per contest. A key aspect of the team’s offensive struggles is the fact that they not only play at a slow pace, but they struggle to score inside. Heading into today’s game, Cleveland is just 14th in shots made inside the arc.
Hawks Team Defense
On average, the Atlanta defense is giving up 121.1 points per game (26th). Right now, they are on a 6 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average.
When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Hawks squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 57.7% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 36.9% from downtown.
Cavaliers Team Defense
Coming into today’s game, the Cavaliers’ defense is giving up an average of 112.6 points per contest.
The Cavaliers defense is coming off a game in which they held the Raptors offense to just 46.4% shooting. Overall, they gave up 102 points to Toronto.
Key Players For The Hawks And Cavaliers
In today’s game, we anticipate Trae Young leading the scoring for the Hawks, contributing 19 points while shooting 6/14 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 26.5 points per game, in addition to 3 rebounds.
On the other side, Donovan Mitchell is our projected leading scorer for the Cavaliers. We have him ending the game with a team-high 18 and grabbing 4 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 45% and is averaging 27 points per contest.
Hawks vs Cavaliers Trends
- Across their ten previous road games, Atlanta has an ATS mark of 5-5. Their straight up record in these matchups was 6-4 while averaging 118 points per game.
- Across their last five home contests, Cleveland has been good against the spread posting a mark of 3-2. Their overall mark in these games was 3-2, while averaging 117 points per game.
- The last three games that Atlanta was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 0-3 while going 0-3 straight up.
- Over the team’s last five games as the favorite, the Cavaliers struggled vs the spread going just 1-4. However, they still had a straight up mark of 3-2.
In this Cavaliers vs. Cavaliers matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Hawks at +4.5. While we project the Cavaliers to win 113-111, our recommendation is to bet on the Hawks for the point-spread.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 237.5, and our model projects the Hawks and Cavaliers to reach a combined total of 224 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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