Cavaliers at Hawks Game 4 - 5/8/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers (64-25) at Atlanta Hawks (52-39)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks +5 -- Over/Under: 202 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks play game four Sunday afternoon at the Philips Arena.
The Cleveland Cavaliers can advance to their second straight Eastern Conference Finals. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 108.9 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 97 points on 45.7 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 23.9 points and seven assists while Kevin Love is averaging 17.7 points and 12.4 rebounds. Kyrie Irving is dishing 5.1 assists and Tristan Thompson is grabbing eight rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 46.6 percent from beyond the arc and 69.6 percent from the free throw line. The Cavaliers are allowing 38.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won 11 of their last 18 road games.
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The Atlanta Hawks need a victory here in order to force a game five on Tuesday night. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 100.2 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 101.2 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 16.4 points and 9.4 rebounds while Jeff Teague is averaging 15.6 points and 6.7 assists. Al Horford is grabbing 6.8 rebounds and Kent Bazemore is dishing 1.9 assists. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The Hawks are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have won six of their last seven home games.
The Cavaliers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Conference Semifinals games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest. The Hawks are 4-9-2 ATS in their last 15 Sunday games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Cavaliers are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Atlanta and 7-0 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
I think it's quite clear the Hawks have given up on this series, as there's little defense being played and they fall apart in the fourth quarter. There's no reason to back Atlanta any longer as the team lacks heart and doesn't want to go back to Cleveland to get washed on Tuesday. Cavs end this thing in another blowout.