The Cleveland Cavaliers have managed to pick up just three ATS victories in their past nine games at home as they get set to play host to the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday in Game 3 of the NBA’s Western Conference Finals at Quicken Loans Arena.
The Cavaliers, however, went 2-0 both SU and ATS in the first two games of this series on the road in Atlanta, winning 97-89 as a 2-point road underdog in Game 1 and then 94-82 as a 3.5-point road underdog in Game 2 on Friday night.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The visiting Atlanta Hawks betting line opened this morning as 8.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds – VSB
(including Bodog), while the total was hovering around 190 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.
Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds – VSB
pick a 102-100 result in favor of the Cavaliers.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Atlanta Hawks will try to spoil the party on Sunday; they are 54-41-1 ATS against the betting spread this NBA season, while the Cleveland Cavaliers are 47-47 ATS. Atlanta is 47-49 vs the betting total points scored; Cleveland is 37-56-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Atlanta injuries news.
This game pits the Cleveland Cavaliers, currently No. 3 in the Odds – VSB
NBA Power Rankings, against the Atlanta Hawks, who rate No. 9 in the most recent survey update.
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Cleveland’s No. 17-rated NBA squad against Atlanta’s No. 27-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Cleveland rates No. 3 in the league with 10.05 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 4 with 9.86 per outing.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Cleveland won its last outing, a 94-82 result against the Hawks on May 22. The Cavaliers covered in that game as a +3.5-point underdog, while the 176 combined points took the game UNDER the total.
- Atlanta is 5-11-1 ATS in its last 17 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 10 of Atlanta’s last 15 games on the road
- Atlanta is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Cleveland
- Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games
- Cleveland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
- Cleveland is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Atlanta at Cleveland, Tuesday, May 26th