Atlanta Hawks (6-20) at Cleveland Cavaliers (19-8)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -11 -- Over/Under: 218.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The Atlanta Hawks could use a feel good victory here after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 103.5 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 108.8 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Dennis Schroder is averaging 20.4 points and 6.4 assists while Taurean Prince is averaging 12.6 points and 5.3 rebounds. Marco Belinelli is the third double-digit scorer and Kent Bazemore is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.2 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have lost eight of their last 10 road games.
The Cleveland Cavaliers look to keep the ball rolling after winning 14 of their last 15 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 110.5 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 107.2 points on 46.4 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 28.3 points and 8.7 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 19.2 points and 10.4 rebounds. Dwyane Wade is the third double-digit scorer and Jeff Green is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 80.9 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won eight straight home games.
The Hawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Cavaliers are 6-19-1 ATS in their last 26 home games, 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win. The Hawks are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings, the underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the over is 23-8 in the last 31 meetings.
Even with all the winning the Cleveland Cavaliers have been doing lately, they continue to stink against the number, and now they have banged up bodies with Love and Thompson questionable. The Hawks aren't a good basketball team at all, but they have covered five of their last six games overall and have covered the last four meetings against the Cavs. I wouldn't touch this game personally, but give me the points if forced to pick.