Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Atlanta Hawks - 11/8/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Hawks (4-2) at Cleveland Cavaliers (6-0)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -8.5 -- Over/Under: 208.5 See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Tuesday night in NBA action at the Quicken Loans Arena on NBATV.
The Atlanta Hawks look for a statment road victory after a 4-2 start to the season. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 107.3 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 96.8 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 17.8 points and 8.3 rebounds while Dwight Howard is averaging 17 points and 12.3 rebounds. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Tim Hardaway Jr. is grabbing two rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have lost four of their last five road games.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers look to stay hot as the only undefeated team left in the NBA. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 112.3 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 103.5 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Kyrie Irving is averaging 23 points and four assists while LeBron James is averaging 22.8 points and 8.8 rebounds. Kevin Love is the third double-digit scorer and J.R. Smith is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won seven of their last eight home games.
The Hawks are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Cavaliers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Hawks are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Cleveland and 1-7 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
The Cavs look like a team that's on a mission to keep that edge and make a run at back-to-back NBA titles. The Hawks are certainly no pushover, but they've been inconsistent so far and haven't been the best road team dating back to late last season. The Cavaliers by double digits is the bet here, as I don't have much confidence the Hawks can keep up with the offense or the depth of the Cavaliers.