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Atlanta HawksCleveland Cavaliers
Dec 28, 7:30 PM | Quicken Loans Arena

Atlanta Hawks vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds

17-9TEAM RECORD7-23

The Cavaliers will try to cover the spread at Quicken Loans Arena on Friday when they get a visit from the Hawks in basketball action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Cavaliers currently sports a record of 7-23, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 13-17 ATS. The Hawks are 17-9 and 10-15-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cavaliers post a 15-15 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Hawks have gone 12-13-1 against the number.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 24-rated Cavaliers and the No. 13-ranked Hawks, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 99-91 result in favor of the Hawks.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hawks rank No. 22 in the league with 41.2 per game. That compares with Cleveland’s No. 16 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Cleveland is the NBA’s No. 8-ranked team at 7.8 per game, while the Hawks rate No. 6 with 8.5 per contest.

Defensively, the Hawks feature the league's No. 2-rated defense on the road, giving up 91.6 points per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 126-119 winner as they battled the Pistons at home. The Hawks failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point favorite, while 245 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Pistons were burned for 31 points by Josh Smith on Wednesday as the Hawks picked up a 126-119 win at Philips Arena.

In their last action, Cleveland was an 87-84 winner on the road against the Wizards. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (171) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Kyrie Irving scored 26 points for Cleveland on Wednesday, leading the Cavaliers to an 87-84 victory over Washington at Verizon Center.

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Indiana are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Brooklyn are 5-5
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a win are 1-9

A few Hawks at Cavaliers trends to consider:
Atlanta is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Atlanta is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Atlanta
Cleveland is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games
Cleveland is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games

Next up:
Atlanta home to Indiana, Saturday, December 29
Cleveland at Brooklyn, Saturday, December 29

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