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Hawks Have Never Beaten Cavs in Playoffs

Kyle Korver LeBron James

The Cleveland Cavaliers have had the Atlanta Hawks’ number in the postseason, and it really hasn’t been close in recent years. The Cavs improved to 9-0 all-time against the Hawks in the playoffs in Game 1, and they’ll have an opportunity to reach double-digits when Game 2 tips off in Ohio on Wednesday.

Shark Bites
  • The Cavaliers are 12-1 SU in their last 13 games with one day off between games.
  • The Hawks are 0-4 SU and ATS in their last four games as an underdog of 7.5 or less.
  • The total has gone UNDER in the Hawks' last five games with one day off between games.

Sweet-shooting big man Kevin Love’s status has been up in the air for the wine and gold, as the power forward banged his right shoulder when he got Kent Bazemore off his feet with a pump fake while drawing a hard foul in a three-point attempt. Love has not been spotted at the team’s facility since, but head coach Ty Lue said he was “fine.”

Hawks’ sharpshooter Kyle Korver went ice-cold in the opening game, attempting just one shot – a missed three-pointer – in nearly 37 minutes thanks to some stellar defense by J.R. Smith.

LeBron James has not been getting to the free throw line, which means the Hawks have to take advantage of that. James attempted just one three throw in Game 1.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Atlanta Hawks betting line opened this morning as 7.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 199 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 104-100 win for the Cavaliers. 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 Wednesday; they are 44-43-2 ATS against the betting spread this NBA season, while the Cleveland Cavaliers are 40-45-2 ATS. Atlanta is 38-49-2 vs the betting total points scored; Cleveland is 42-44-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Atlanta injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 4 (Cleveland Cavaliers) and the No. 7 (Hawks) teams in the league, according to our current NBA betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Cleveland's No. 7-ranked offense (104.29 PPG) against a Atlanta Hawks defense that ranks No. 6 at 98.92 PPG. The Cleveland Cavaliers have averaged 46.02% from the field per game, more than the Atlanta Hawks have managed so far this NBA season (45.43% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Dennis Schroder went off for 27 points and added 3 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Cleveland defeated Atlanta, 104-93 at Quicken Loans Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Atlanta is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Atlanta is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Atlanta's last 9 games
  • Atlanta is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Cleveland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • Cleveland is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Atlanta

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