cavaliers vs hawks nba betting prediction

NBA: Cavaliers vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction 1/20/2024

The Cleveland Cavaliers (24-15) travel to face off against the Atlanta Hawks (18-23) on Saturday, January 20th. This game will be played at State Farm Arena in Atlanta and televised on BSSE. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

Cavaliers vs Hawks

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The Cavaliers Are Coming Off A Win

The Cavaliers beat the Bucks in their most recent game, ending with a score of 135-95. The Cavaliers not only secured a straight-up victory in this game but also covered the spread as -1.5-point favorites. In terms of the over/under, the combined 230 points was below the over/under line of 235.

With a record of 24-15, the Cavaliers are above .500 and are coming into today’s game vs. the Hawks. Currently, they are ranked 4th in the Eastern Conference and are 2nd in the Central division.

Cleveland is currently performing above .500 against the spread with an ATS record of 20-17. This season, Cleveland has a 13-10 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 7-7 when playing as underdogs.

The Hawks Are Coming Off A Win

The Hawks notched a win against the Heat in their most recent game, concluding with a score of 109-108. Heading into the game, the Hawks were the underdogs at +7 giving them both a straight-up and ATS win. When it comes to the over/under, the total of 217 points ended up falling short of the over/under line set at 221.5.

As we get ready for today’s game, the Hawks are looking to build on their three game winning streak. Overall, they are 18-23 this season. When playing on the road, the Hawks have gone 10-12 compared to 8-11 at home.

Atlanta’s ATS record is currently below .500 at 11-30 for the season. On the road, the Hawks have an ATS record of 7-15, as opposed to a 4-15 record against the spread when playing at home.

Cavaliers Offense Breakdown

The Cavaliers come into today’s game as the 20th ranked scoring offense at 113.6 points per game.

Heading into their game against the Hawks, the Cavaliers are 20th in the NBA in scoring at 113.6 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 112.0 points per game.

So far this season, the Cavaliers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 38.5% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 21st in the league at 98.1 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Cavaliers are 15th in field goal percentage at 47%. From beyond the arc, they are 25th in three-point shooting at 35%.

Hawks Offense Breakdown

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Coming into today’s action, Atlanta is averaging 120.7 points per contest. This figure places them 4th in the league.

Heading into tonight’s game against the Cavaliers, the Hawks are one of the top-scoring teams in the NBA, averaging 120.7 points per game (4th). At home, they are scoring 121.6 points per game (6th).

Atlanta’s offense has been reliant on the three-point shot, as they are 7th in three-pointers made per game (13.7). Overall, the Hawks are shooting 36% from beyond the arc (17th).

So far this season, Atlanta has outscored the NBA scoring average in 61% of their games. In terms of pace, the Hawks are 5th in the league at 101.3 possessions per game.

Cavaliers Team Defense

The Cavaliers’ defense is presently ranked 2nd in the league, allowing an average of 110.3 points per contest. Inside the arc, the Cavaliers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 52.5% and 35.1% from three-point territory.

Hawks Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Hawks’ defense is giving up an average of 122.6 points per contest. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Hawks defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 57.8% while allowing 38.7% from downtown.

Key Players For The Cavaliers And Hawks

The outlook for today’s matchup points to Donovan Mitchell as the primary point contributor for the Cavaliers, finishing with 28 points while maintaining a 10/21 shooting accuracy. During this season, he is delivering an average of 28.2 points per game, along with 5.4 rebounds.

On the other side, Dejounte Murray is our projected leading scorer for the Hawks. We have him ending the game with a team-high 19 and grabbing 5 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 46.9% and is averaging 21 points per contest.

Cavaliers vs Hawks Trends

  • In their last five road games, Cleveland has averaged 112 points per game while allowing 113. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-3 while going 3-1-1.
  • Through their last five home games, Atlanta has an ATS record of just 1-4. However, their overall record was 2-3 while averaging 115 points per game.
  • The last three games that Atlanta was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.
  • The Cavaliers have played well in their last three games as the betting favorite, going 3-0 straight up and 3-0 against the spread.

Cavaliers vs Hawks Prediction

Coming in as the underdogs at +2.5, we have the Hawks as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 231.5, and our model projects the Cavaliers and Hawks to reach a combined total of 232 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

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