Cavaliers vs. Hawks - 11/21/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Hawks (9-5) at Cleveland Cavaliers (9-3)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Saturday night at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The Atlanta Hawks could use a nice road win after losing four of their last six games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 101.7 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 99.4 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 18.1 points and 9.2 rebounds while Al Horford is averaging 17.1 points and 6.9 rebounds. Dennis Schroder is dishing five assists and Thabo Sefolosha is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are struggling defensively as of late, allowing teams to shoot 38.7 percent from three in their last five games. The Hawks have allowed 97 or more points in seven of their last eight games. The Hawks have split their last 10 regular season road games. Jeff Teague is questionable and Kent Bazemore is out.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 103.5 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 96.7 points on 43.4 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 27.3 points and 6.1 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 17.8 points and 12.1 rebounds. J.R. Smith is dishing 1.8 assists and Tristan Thompson is grabbing 9.3 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 47 percent from the field in their last five games and are 7-1 this year when topping 100 points. The Cavaliers are banged up once again with Timofey Mozgov being ruled out for at least two weeks. The Cavs have won 15 of their last 16 regular season home games. Mo Williams is out with a leg injury.
The Hawks are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS win and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Cavaliers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southeast and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Even with Teague questionable, the Hawks are still a very good and consistent basketball team. Meanwhile, the Cavs were struggling even with Mozgov and Williams, and now both will be out of this game. I'll gladly take free points with the Hawks against a banged up Cleveland team.