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
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.
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).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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%).
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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