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UNDER Hot When Cavs and Hawks Collide

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks know each other very well, but last year’s Eastern Conference Finals series was far from a competitive one. LeBron James and company completely dominated the Hawks en route to a four-game sweep to advance to the NBA Finals. They’ll clash once again tonight when the second-round gets underway out East.

Shark Bites
  • The Hawks are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games after a win.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of the Cavaliers' last seven games after an ATS loss.
  • The Cavaliers are 5-0 SU and 4-1 ATS in their last five games as a favorite of 7.5 or more.

James overwhelmed the Hawks in that series, averaging nearly a triple-double (30.3 points, 11 rebounds and 9.3 assists) in the four games, the highest statistical line in postseason history. Cleveland will be well-rested, coming off a weeklong break following a first-round sweep of the Detroit Pistons.

If there’s one big change about the Hawks this season, it’s been on defense. Atlanta held opponents to a league-low 43 percent field goal percentage and 99.2 points per game while possessing the second-best defense in the Association since the calendar flipped to 2016.

Cleveland’s dominance of Atlanta goes back much further, though. The Cavs have won seven straight against the Hawks. The UNDER is a hot bet when these teams collide, evidenced by seven of the last eight matchups between the sides going UNDER the closing total.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sports bettors looking to pick the Cleveland Cavaliers as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as -7.5-point favorites on the betting odds board at Bovada. Those betting on the total over/under for points scored have seen that line set at 200 for Monday at shops such as MyBookie.

A 104-101 result in favor of the Cavaliers is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Atlanta Hawks vs Cleveland Cavaliers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Atlanta Hawks will try to spoil the party on Monday; they are 44-42-2 ATS against the betting spread this NBA season, while the Cleveland Cavaliers are 39-45-2 ATS. Atlanta is 38-48-2 vs the betting total points scored; Cleveland is 42-43-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Atlanta injuries news.

The Odds Shark betting Power Rankings have the Cleveland Cavaliers at No. 4 and the Atlanta Hawks at No. 7 heading into this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Cleveland's No. 7-ranked offense averaging 104.29 PPG, against a Atlanta Hawks defense that ranks No. 6 at 98.86 PPG. The Cleveland Cavaliers field goal percentage has averaged 46.04% so far, more than the Atlanta Hawks shooters have achieved on the year, 45.52% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Atlanta earned a 104-92 victory over Boston on Thursday, getting 17 points from Paul Millsap at TD Garden.

Kyrie Irving went off for 31 points and added 3 rebounds leading Cleveland to a 100-98 win over Detroit on Sunday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Betting Trends
  • Atlanta is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta's last 8 games
  • Atlanta is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Atlanta is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Cleveland is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Cleveland is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Atlanta

Next Betting Matchups

Atlanta at Cleveland, Wednesday, May 4th

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