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The Atlanta Hawks and the Cleveland Cavaliers will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at Quicken Loans Arena.
Atlanta was a 121-119 loser in its last match on the road against the Heat. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 240 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
In their last action, Cleveland was a 115-92 loser at home against the Pistons. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (207) was profitable news for OVER bettors.
Team record: 15-13 SU, 17-11 ATS
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 5 games
is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing Cleveland
is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games on the road
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Charlotte are 6-4
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
Team record: 10-17 SU, 10-17 ATS
Current streak: lost 2 straight games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of last 8 games when playing Atlanta
is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 2-8
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
Atlanta home to Charlotte, Saturday, December 28
Cleveland at Boston, Saturday, December 28