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2023 NBA Handicapping
(38-24) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Atlanta Hawks (29-30)
Date: Friday, February 24th
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Moneyline NBA Odds: Cavaliers -105 | Hawks -115 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Hawks -1
Today’s NBA Betting Total: 225.5
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First, Cleveland is finishing a back-to-back having lost to the Nuggets 109-115 on the frontside Thursday while this is the first game for the Hawks who got routed by the Knicks 101-122 a week ago Wednesday and fired Nate McMillan over the break.
The Cavaliers are 32-26-3 overall against the spread this season. Also, they are 12-16-2 ATS as the away team.
Additionally, the Hawks are 26-33 against the spread this season. Also, they are 12-15 ATS as the home team
Friday, February 24th the Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks meet for the second of three occasions this season. Cleveland won the initial November 21st contest 114-102. The final meeting will occur in Atlanta on March 28th.
Last season, the squads played four times with the Hawks winning three of the four contests. The Hawks hold the all-time record having bested the Cavaliers in 127 of their 237 matches.
*Editor’s Note: Statistics and rankings are current as of this writing, Thursday, February 23rd. Numbers may vary slightly entering games on Friday, February 24th.
If any team knows how the stretch run can impact a season it’s the Cavaliers who were poised to compete for the top seed last year as they entered the break.
Then they finished 9-15 down the stretch and plummeted down the ladder ending up in the play-in tournament where they lost both games and their shot at a playoff series.
This year they seem better situated than last year and with the fourth easiest strength of schedule to close the season that should help.
Especially considering how the Cavs fare versus fully healthy lineups! Cleveland is 16-17 vs. teams with .500 or better records but 13 of those wins came with the opponent missing their star (8x), their second-best player (7x) both (5x), or a key starter (9x).
Offensively, Cleveland scores 111.8 points per game ranking 26th while shooting 48.9% from the field and 36.3% on the perimeter ranking fifth and 12th respectively.
Cleveland tops the league for opponent scoring limiting foes to an average of 106.1 points per game. Cavs opponents shoot 46.5% from the field and 36.6% from deep ranking sixth and 20th.
To summarize the injury report…
- Ricky Rubio PG (questionable — illness)
- Cedi Osman SF (questionable — neck)
After making a big offseason move to bring Dejounte Murray to Atlanta the Hawks have drastically underperformed. Trae Young has seemingly struggled to adjust to having Murray as another primary ball handler and allow him more off-ball opportunities.
Ultimately, it culminated in Nate McMillan being fired during the break with Murry and John Collins facing the media while Young skipped out the back door despite the common knowledge he was the one who had the most issues with McMillan.
Atlanta returns from the break, seeded eighth, 3.0 games back of the 7th-place Heat. They’re up a half-game, game, and three on the Wizards, Raptors, and Bulls with 23 games remaining and the third toughest strength of schedule to close the season.
Atlanta ranks eighth in scoring, averaging 116.4 points per game while they shoot 47.8%, from the field and 34.7% from the perimeter ranking 13th and 22nd respectively.
On defense, opponents score 116.7 points ranking 21st while foes register 47.8% field goal percentage and 34.9% perimeter percentage ranking 21st and seventh respectively.
To summarize the injury report…
- John Collins, C (questionable, concussion
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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Betting Trends:
- At this point, the Cavaliers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Friday games.
- The Cavaliers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a losing straight-up record.
- Also, the Cavaliers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- By comparison, under is 4-1 in the Hawks’ last 5 overall.
- Finally, the Hawks are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Odds
Free Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Prediction:
Young typically covets the spotlight on the hardwood as well as in the media but his refusal to step up and address the elephant in the room (McMillan’s firing) is why many felt he was the catalyst for the veteran coach’s dismissal.
It’s deja vu as it was just 27 months ago that Lloyd Pierce was fired with Young heralded as the driving force back then too.
Normally I’d lean to the Cavs even with the rest disadvantage HOWEVER, most teams who fire their coach typically respond with a win in the very next game, and given the meager one-point spread I’ll roll with that.
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