Hawks vs Cavaliers Betting Odds and Pick – November 8, 2016


Setting records has become old hat for LeBron James, as the Cleveland Cavaliers star small forward moved into 10th place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list on Sunday. King James and the Cavs will try to remain unbeaten when they host the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday.

– Shark
  • The Cavaliers are 6-0 SU and 5-1 ATS in their last six games with two days off between games.
  • The Hawks are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games on the road.
  • The total has gone UNDER in seven of the Hawks’ last nine games against teams with winning records.

Sportsbooks opened the wine and gold as 8.5-point favorites with a total of 207.

The Hawks snapped a two-game slide with a 112-97 win over the Houston Rockets on Saturday – their first win over a team that reached the playoffs last year. Dwight Howard has been a great fit for Atlanta so far, as the big man posted 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting and 14 rebounds in the triumph over the Rockets.

Cavs big man Kevin Love has been red-hot lately, averaging 23.3 points in the last three games while going 7-of-15 from 3-point range.

These teams are very familiar with each other, and that’s not necessarily a good thing for Hawks backers. Cleveland swept Atlanta in the postseason in each of the past two years. The Hawks are 0-11 SU in their last 11 against the Cavaliers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Atlanta Hawks listed as 8.5-point underdogs earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 208.5 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 111-103 result in favor of the Cavaliers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Atlanta Hawks vs Cleveland Cavaliers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cleveland Cavaliers sit at 6-0 (2-4 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Atlanta Hawks are currently 4-2 (4-2 ATS). Looking to bet on the points scored total? Cleveland is 2-3-1 OU and Atlanta is 2-4 OU. This season the Cleveland Cavaliers are 6-0 overall and 2-4 ATS against the number, while the Atlanta Hawks are 4-2 and 4-2 ATS. As for the totals, Cleveland is 2-3-1 on the OU, and Atlanta is 2-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Atlanta injuries news.

The Cleveland Cavaliers sit at No. 2 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds – Shark
, while the Atlanta Hawks are at No. 8 on that betting chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Cleveland’s No. 2-ranked offense averaging 112.33 PPG, against a Atlanta Hawks defense that ranks No. 6 at 96.83 PPG. The Cleveland Cavaliers field goal percentage has averaged 45.19% so far, less than the Atlanta Hawks shooters have achieved on the year, 46.93% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Hawks got a 23-point performance from Paul Millsap, who added 23 rebounds as Atlanta ran past Houston 112-97 on Saturday at Philips Arena.

LeBron James scored 25 points and added 14 assists for a double-double, leading Cleveland over Philadelphia, 102-101, on Saturday at Wells Fargo Center.

Betting Trends
  • Atlanta is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Atlanta is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 5 games
  • Atlanta is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games at home
  • Cleveland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Atlanta home to Chicago, Wednesday, November 9th
Cleveland at Washington, Friday, November 11th


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