Atlanta Hawks at Cleveland Cavaliers Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 12/16/2014
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland
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On Wednesday, the Atlanta Hawks will try to improve upon their 5-5 road record when they play the Cleveland Cavaliers. In mid-November, the Cavs were able to blow out the Hawks by the score of 127-94 in Atlanta.
The Hawks have now won 10 of their last 11 games after beating the Chicago Bulls 93-86 at home on Monday night. They took care of the ball well in that win, finishing with just nine turnovers while forcing the Bulls into committing 14.
Through 24 games, the Hawks have had one of the best defenses in the NBA by giving up less than 97 points per game. Their top offensive player has been guard Jeff Teague, who is averaging 16.8 points and seven assists per game while making 47.4 percent of his shots.
The Cavaliers scored 34 first-quarter points against the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night and came away with a 97-88 road win. They made nearly 40 percent of their three-pointers in that win and only ended up turning the ball over 10 times.
Through 23 games, the Cavaliers are in the top five in the Eastern Conference in scoring with over 103 points per game. Superstar LeBron James has made nearly 50 percent of his shots this season and is currently averaging 25.6 points, 7.8 assists and 5.5 rebounds per game. Point guard Kyrie Irving has scored 20.4 points per game and has dished out 5.2 assists per game.
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
Atlanta Hawks are 14-10-0 Against the Spread
Atlanta Hawks are 13-10-0 against the Over/Under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
Cleveland Cavaliers are 9-14-0 Against the Spread
Cleveland Cavaliers are 9-13-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/16/14 C Pero Antic Flu "?" Wednesday vs. Cleveland
12/16/14 F Mike Miller Concussion "?" Wednesday vs. Atlanta
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland
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