Cleveland Cavaliers vs Atlanta Hawks NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Cleveland Cavaliers vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction 3/6/2024

The Cleveland Cavaliers (40-21) travel to face off against the Atlanta Hawks (27-34) on Wednesday, March 6th. 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.

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The Cavaliers Are Coming Off A Win

The Cavaliers clinched a 105-104 win over the Celtics in their previous game. Despite trailing at halftime by a score of 55-45, the Cavaliers picked up the win.

So far this season, the Cavaliers have gone 21-11 at home and have a road record of 19-10. In their last three games, the Cavaliers are 2-1 and have an overall record of 40-21.

Cleveland comes in with an overall ATS record of 30-29 so far this season. The Cavaliers currently have a three game ATS win streak as the underdog and are 20-21 vs. the spread as the favorite.

The Hawks Are Coming Off A Win

In the Hawks’ most recent game against the Knicks, Jalen Johnson led the Hawks with 26 points while going 12/17 from the field. De’Andre Hunter also added 22 points as the Hawks won the game by a score of 116-100.

With a 27-34 record this season, the Hawks are hoping to add a win against the Cavaliers. When looking at their 61 games, the Hawks have gone 16-26 against other Eastern Conference teams and 11-8 in non-conference games.

Atlanta’s ATS record is currently below .500 at 20-41 for the season. On the road, the Hawks have an ATS record of 10-20, as opposed to a 10-21 record against the spread when playing at home.

Cavaliers Offense Breakdown

In 61 games games, Cleveland has an average of 114.2 points per game (17th).

Heading into tonight’s game, the Cavaliers are 17th in the league in scoring at 114.2 points per game. However, they have struggled on the road, averaging 113.2 points per game away from home.

So far this season, the Cavaliers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 44.3% of their games. In terms of pace, Cleveland is 21st in the league at 97.7 possessions per game.

When it comes to their shooting, the Cavaliers are 12th in field goal percentage at 48%. In terms of three-point shooting, they are 7th in made threes per game but just 15th in three-point shooting percentage.

Hawks Offense Breakdown

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For the season, the Atlanta offense is the 5th ranked unit in the NBA, at 120.4 points per contest.

At home, the Hawks have been one of the most potent offenses in the league, averaging 123.5 points per game (3rd). Overall, they are 5th in the NBA at 120.4 points per game. In terms of pace, Atlanta is 4th in the league at 101 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Hawks are 9th in the NBA with 13.5 made threes per game. However, their three-point shooting percentage is just 20th in the league at 35%. In terms of overall field goal percentage, Atlanta is 21st in the NBA at 46%.

One area where the Hawks excel is getting to the free-throw line. They are 3rd in the league in free throws made per game (20.1) and 5th in free-throw attempts (24.8). In terms of assists, Atlanta is 19th in the NBA with 26.1 per game.

Cavaliers Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Cavaliers’ defense is giving up an average of 109.4 points per contest. The Cavaliers defense is coming off a game in which they held the Celtics offense to just 43.3% shooting. Overall, they gave up 104 points to Boston.

Hawks Team Defense

Looking at the Hawks defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 122.4 points per game (29th). Atlanta struggled on the boards in their last game vs. the Knicks, giving up 13. For the game, New York scored 100 points in the game.

Key Players For The Cavaliers And Hawks

Our game forecasts for today suggest that Darius Garland is set to be the main scorer for the Cavaliers, recording 18 points and shooting 7/15 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 18.3 points per game, along with 2.4 rebounds.

As for Atlanta, Dejounte Murray is projected to be the primary scorer for the Hawks. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 21, and adding 5 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 46.5% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 21.6 points per game.

Cavaliers vs Hawks Trends

  • When looking at their past five road matchups, Cleveland has an ATS record of 2-3 while averaging 112 per game. The team went 3-2 overall in these games.
  • Through their last five home contests, the Hawks offense has averaged 108 points per game while allowing an average of 116. Atlanta posted an overall record of 2-3 while going 2-3 ATS.
  • Cleveland has done well both straight up and vs the spread as the underdog, going 3-2 SU and 3-2 ATS in their last five games.
  • The Hawks have played well in their last three games as the betting favorite, going 2-1 straight up and 2-1 against the spread.

Cavaliers vs Hawks Prediction

As the underdogs with a spread of +2.5, we recommend going with the Cavaliers on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 216, and our model predicts the Cavaliers and Hawks to score a combined 226 points. We recommend betting on the over.

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