Two of the Eastern Conference’s best teams are set to do battle Saturday when the Atlanta Hawks travel to Ohio for a date with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. This marks the first time since last year’s playoffs that the teams have met, where the Cavs breezed through Atlanta en route to reaching the NBA Finals.
- The OVER is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Cleveland.
- The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
- The Hawks are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. the Central.
The Cavs snapped an ugly eight-game ATS skid thanks to a 115-110 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks earlier this week, but the Hawks haven’t exactly been lighting the world on fire at the betting window either. Atlanta enters the game covering in just one of their last six matchups.
OVER bettors have been loving the wine and gold lately, and for good reason. The OVER has paid out in five out of Cleveland’s last six tilts.