Free NBA Playoffs Pick: Cavaliers vs Hawks Lines
Looking for Cleveland Cavaliers vs Atlanta Hawks free playoff picks? NBA betting sees the Cavaliers taking on the Hawks on Friday May 6, 2016 at the Phillips Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball playoff matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions.
(57-25) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Atlanta Hawks (48-34)
Round 1: Game 3
Date: Friday May 6
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Phillips Center in Atlanta, Georgia
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This Game 3 in Atlanta, it is make or break for this Hawks team.
The Cavs look to keep rolling like they have the past two games this season.
The Hawks have their backs against the wall, they need game 3 bad to keep any chance in this series.
The Cleveland Cavaliers had one of the best halfs in playoff history.
It was unreal to see them absolutely couldn’t miss in the first half. Cleveland his 18 3 pointers in the first half of the game, and a playoff record of 25 for the game.
The Cavs were led by J.R. Smith who poured in 23 points with 7 3 point shots in 3 quarters of play. Lebron James had a very quiet 27 points and 5 assists.
He was another Cavalier that was taken out before the 3rd quarter due to the chippy play that was going on with the big lead. Kevin Love posted a double-double in 3 quarters of play with 11 points and 13 rebounds.
The Cavaliers as a whole was absolutely en fuego in the first 3 quarters of this ball game.
The Cavs look to go up 3-0 in this game to look for the series sweep on Sunday.
The Atlanta Hawks got absolutely got ran out of the gym on Wednesday.
They were not able to defend the 3 point shot against the Cavaliers. It seemed like every ball the Cavs shot was going in the bucket.
The Hawks were not efficient offensively either. They scored a lot of their points late in the 4th quarter late when the Cavaliers were looking to break the record. That 4th quarter made this game look a lot more respectable, but this game was never close.
The one bright side for the Hawks was Paul Milsap’s double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Jeff Teague also posted a 14 point, 6 assist game.
Besides that, the Atlanta Hawks were not on at all. The production from Bazemore and Horford was not there at all. In order for this Hawks team to be competitive, they need more production out of everyone, not just Milsap.
The Hawks look to take the first game at home in the series.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 20-8 in Hawks last 28 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Under is 24-11 in Hawks last 35 Friday games.
- Hawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
- Under is 16-7 in Cavaliers last 23 Friday games.
- Cavaliers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog.
- Cavaliers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Conference Semifinals games.
Free Cleveland Cavaliers vs Atlanta Hawks NBA Prediction:
Game 2 in Cleveland got really out of hand. But it wasn’t completely on Atlanta, most teams don’t break the record for 3 pointers in the playoffs. But look for the Hawks to come out soft in this home opener of the series.
The Hawks seem to be looking forward to a vacation next week and they will try to make these two games at home as least as embarrassing as possible.
Look for the Cavs to come out guns a blazing again, looking to end this series as soon as they can.
Look for Lebron and co to take their 7th straight playoff win, to go up 3-0 in the series.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Cavs -7 (NO line out yet)
NBA Free Score Prediction: Cleveland 106 Atlanta 99
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