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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Atlanta Hawks - 10/30/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Atlanta Hawks (2-4) at Cleveland Cavaliers (0-6)
Date & Time Tuesday October 30, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)
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The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -4.5 -- Over/Under: 226
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NBA | Atlanta Hawks (2-4) at Cleveland Cavaliers (0-6)
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The Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Quicken Loans Arena.

The Atlanta Hawks look for a nice road victory to rebound from a 2-4 record. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 107.5 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 113.7 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 18.3 points and seven assists while Taurean Prince is averaging 18 points and 5.2 rebounds. Kent Bazemore is the third double-digit scorer and Miles Plumlee is grabbing four rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 71.6 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have lost three of their first four road games.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are still looking for their first victory after an 0-6 start to the season. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 105.7 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 118.5 points on 51.2 percent shooting. Kevin Love is averaging 19 points and 13.5 rebounds while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 16.2 points and 1.2 assists. George Hill is the third double-digit scorer and Rodney Hood is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 82.2 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 42.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost all three of their home games.

The Hawks are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The Cavaliers are 18-40-1 ATS in their last 59 home games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Southeast. The Hawks are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Cleveland, 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

Has anybody seen the Cleveland Cavaliers play this season? The defense is worst off than when LeBron was there last year, and it's gotten so bad to the point they fired their head coach two weeks into the season. Nobody should be eager to bet on the Atlanta Hawks, but taking chalk with the Cavs doesn't make any sense in the world. If forced to pick this game, I want free points with the Hawks, as I'm not betting on the Cavs in their current form. 

Atlanta Hawks +4.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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