Cleveland Cavaliers vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, Pick and Preview, February 15 (2/15): NBA

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, Pick and Preview, February 15 (2/15): NBA

Credit: photo by Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

 
Odds
Time 7:40 p.m. EST
Cavaliers money line -118
Cavaliers spread -1.5
Hawks money line +100
Hawks spread +1.5
Over / under 221

 

2021-2022 season stats
  Cleveland Cavaliers Atlanta Hawks
Record 35-22 26-40
Road / home record 17-13 16-13
Streak 1L 2L
Points per game 106.49 111.71
Points allowed per game 102.14 113.73
Rebounds per game 44.98 44.45
Rebounds allowed per game 43.47 43.71
Over / under record 21-35-1 30-26

 

Preview

The Cleveland Cavliers travel to Atlanta to face the Hawks on Tuesday evening. These teams have met twice already this season, both games were played in Cleveland and each team took a win.

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS

The Cavs were on a 4 game winning streak before their lost to the 76ers. All-Star G Darius Garland led six Cleveland players in double figures with 27 points on 11-for-23 from the field. Jarrett Allen added 13 points and five rebounds for the Cavaliers.

The team is averaging 106.5 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 102.1 points on 44 percent shooting. The Cavs rank #1 in defense in the league.

Garland leads the Cavs for the season with 20.1 points, 8.0 assists, and 1.2 steals per game. Jarrett Allen leads the team with 11.1 rebounds per game and is second averaging 16.2 ppg.

ATLANTA HAWKS

The Hawks have lost 4 of their last 5 games and are coming from a loss against the Celtics. Trae Young had 30 points and 10 assists to lead Atlanta. Bogdan Bogdanovic finished with 26 points and Clint Capela pulled down 17 rebounds for the Hawks, who lost for the fourth time in five games. Atlanta held a 10-point lead at halftime but unraveled quickly in the third quarter.

The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 111.7 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 111.7 points on 46.6 percent shooting and they rank #23 in defense.

BETTING TRENDS

Cleveland are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.

Cleveland are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games against Atlanta.

Atlanta are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.

Atlanta are 3-9 SU in their last 12 games when playing at home against Cleveland.

Prediction

When the Hawks beat the Cavs, Garland didn't play so that's a huge difference. The Cavaliers have been cover machines this season and they're 29-16-1 after a day off. The Hawks are 8-16 ATS as underdogs. Take the Cavs to win and cover.

PICK: Cavaliers -1.5 (-110)

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