Hawks vs Cavaliers Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Tuesday, March 28, 2023

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A contest pitting one of the NBA’s best offensive teams against one of the strongest teams defensively, the Atlanta Hawks (37-38) host the Cleveland Cavaliers (48-28) at State Farm Arena on March 28, 2023. The Hawks are fourth in points per game (118), and the Cavaliers are first in points conceded (106.5). Atlanta is a favorite, by 2.5 points. The point total is set as 239 points in the outing.

How to bet Hawks vs. Cavaliers

Atlanta Hawks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Hawks as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Hawks have -136 odds to pick up the win, while the Cavaliers are listed at +116 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 239 points.

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Hawks vs. Cavaliers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, March 28, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSSE
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Arena: State Farm Arena

Hawks vs. Cavaliers Betting Trends

The Hawks have played 75 games, with 33 wins against the spread. Atlanta has been the favorite in 43 games this season and has come away with the win 26 times (60.5%) in those contests. Hawks games this year have eclipsed the over/under 53.9% of the time (41 out of 76 games with a set point total).

The Cavaliers are 41-34-1 against the spread this year. Cleveland is 3-13 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 18.8% of those games). The Cavaliers have gone over the point total 50% of the time this year (38 of 76 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Hawks Leaders
Trae Young 68 26.6 3.1 10 1.1 0.1 2.2
Dejounte Murray 68 20.4 5.3 6.2 1.5 0.3 1.9
De’Andre Hunter 64 15.5 4.2 1.4 0.5 0.3 1.5
Saddiq Bey 70 13.9 4.6 1.5 0.9 0.2 2
Bogdan Bogdanovic 49 13.9 3.1 2.8 0.8 0.4 2.7


Cavaliers Leaders
Donovan Mitchell 64 27.4 4.2 4.5 1.5 0.4 3.5
Darius Garland 65 21.6 2.7 7.8 1.3 0.1 2.5
Evan Mobley 74 16.4 8.9 2.8 0.8 1.4 0.3
Jarrett Allen 65 14.4 9.9 1.7 0.8 1.2 0
Caris LeVert 70 12 3.8 3.9 1 0.3 1.6
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Hawks vs. Cavaliers Injury Report

Cavaliers: Raul Neto: Out (Hamstring), Danny Green: Out (Illness), Jarrett Allen: Questionable (Groin), Dean Wade: Doubtful (Illness), Isaac Okoro: Questionable (Knee)

What you need to know about the Atlanta Hawks

Atlanta has been led by its offense, as it ranks fourth-best in the NBA by putting up 118 points per game. It ranks 24th in the league in points allowed (117.8 per contest). The Hawks average 118.6 points per game at home, compared to 117.4 points per game when playing on the road, a difference of 1.2 points per contest. On offense, the Hawks have increased their production slightly over their last 10 games, scoring 123.6 points per contest over that span compared to the 118 they’ve put up over the course of this year.

So far this year, Atlanta is draining 10.7 three-pointers per game (25th-ranked in NBA) and is shooting 35.4% (20th-ranked) from three-point land. When it comes to shot breakdown, the Hawks have taken 67.1% two-pointers (accounting for 75.9% of the team’s buckets) and 32.9% from beyond the arc (24.1%).

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What you need to know about the Cleveland Cavaliers

Offensively, Cleveland is the 24th-ranked squad in the NBA (112.2 points per game). On defense, it is best (106.5 points allowed per game). The Cavaliers average 113.5 points per game at home, and 110.8 away. Over their last 10 games, the Cavaliers are scoring 113.6 points per contest, 1.4 more than their season average (112.2).

Cleveland is 19th in the NBA in 3-pointers made (11.5 per game) and 13th in 3-point percentage (36.4%). In 2022-23, the Cavaliers have attempted 37.1% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 62.9% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 27.7% of the Cavaliers’ baskets have been 3-pointers, and 72.3% have been 2-pointers.

Our prediction to win this game is the Cavaliers, and we predict that Cavaliers will cover the spread (Hawks -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 239 points.

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Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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