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Cleveland Cavaliers vs Atlanta Hawks 10/12/22 NBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Atlanta Hawks vs Cleveland Cavaliers
October 12, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -2 / Atlanta Hawks +2
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The Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Wednesday in preseason NBA action at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The Atlanta Hawks have won 6 of their last 10 preseason games. The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost 7 of their last 9 preseason games.

The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 123 points on 54.7 percent shooting and allowing 113 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Dejounte Murray is averaging 25 points and 8 rebounds, while Trae Young is averaging 22 points and 2 rebounds. De’Andre Hunter is the third double-digit scorer, and John Collins is grabbing 3 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 112 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 113 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 16 points and 5 assists, while Darius Garland is averaging 12 points and 4 assists. Raul Neto is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Love is grabbing 7 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 42.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 29 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game.

The Hawks are 7-17 ATS in their last 24 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win. The Cavaliers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The under is 5-0 in Hawks last 5 overall. The over is 11-4 in Cavaliers last 15 overall. The Hawks are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Cleveland and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Atlanta Hawks are playing good basketball through a couple of preseason games, and them in the underdog role here is attractive. However, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been in two competitive games against the 76ers and a bounce here or a bounce there, they’re seeing different results. Maybe a different opponent will get the Cavs on board. We’re not being asked to lay much. I’ll side with the Cavs.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers -2

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA and is more than familiar with what it takes to navigate a 150 game college basketball Saturday and a 162 game MLB schedule. Randy has done it all. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter or catch him on the PickDawgz YouTube channel.

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