Hawks host Cavaliers in basketball action
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Atlanta Hawks Odds
The Hawks will be trying to slam the Cavaliers on Monday when the teams tip off at Philips Arena in NBA betting action.
Supporters of the Cavaliers have seen them go 22-50 and 37-35 ATS so far this season, while the Hawks are at 41-33 and 35-37-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Hawks are 38-35-1, while the Cavaliers are 37-35.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hawks sit at No. 19 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Cavaliers are at No. 28 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Hawks will win this game 99-94.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta's No. 15-ranked offense (97.8 PPG) against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 25 at 101.4 PPG. The Hawks have averaged 46.5% from the field per game, more than the Cavaliers have managed so far this season (43.4% on average).
Defensively, the Cavaliers feature the league's No. 22-rated defense on the road, giving up 102.8 points per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 112-92 loser as they battled the Hornets on the road. The Cavaliers failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point underdog, while 204 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Cleveland was run off the court by the Hornets on Sunday as New Orleans blasted them 112-92 at New Orleans Arena.
The Hawks were a 97-88 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Magic. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as favorites, while the total score (185) made winners of UNDER bettors. Atlanta got 21 points from Josh Smith en route to a 97-88 victory over Orlando on Saturday at Philips Arena.
Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Brooklyn are 4-6
After playing New Orleans are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8
Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing New York are 4-6
After playing Orlando are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
A few Cavaliers at Hawks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 9 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Cleveland is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games
Atlanta is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Cleveland
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Cleveland home to Brooklyn, Wednesday, April 3
Atlanta home to New York, Wednesday, April 3