Friday, May 22, 2015
Eastern Conference Finals - Game 2
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The Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Atlanta Hawks on Friday in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Cleveland leads the series 1-0. The opening line had Atlanta as 1 point favorites and the over/under is set at 197.
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Cleveland was able to steal Game 1 on the road behind the hot three-point shooting of J.R. Smith. Smith knocked down 8 three-pointers which led to his 28 points and eight rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block. Lebron James also had a big night with 31 points, 8 rebounds, six assists and a steal.
Atlanta started off the game hot and ended the first quarter up six before the Cleveland came back in the second quarter to tie the game up at halftime. The third quarter is where the Cavs took over the game, outscoring the Hawks seven and then never giving up the lead.
Atlanta was led by Jeff Teague with 27 points, three rebounds, four assists and two steals. They'll be looking to tie the series up at one game each when they play on Friday but they may be without DeMarre Carroll and that's a big loss for the Hawks.
Head-to-head, the over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. The home team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the Cavaliers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Atlanta.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
Cleveland Cavaliers are 45-48-0 Against the Spread
Cleveland Cavaliers are 38-54-0 against the Over/Under
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
Atlanta Hawks are 54-38-3 Against the Spread
Atlanta Hawks are 47-47-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/24/14 C Anderson Varejao Achilles out for season
05/21/15 G Kyrie Irving Knee probable Friday vs. Atlanta
05/21/15 F LeBron James Ankle probable Friday vs. Atlanta
04/27/15 F Kevin Love Shoulder out for season
05/20/15 F DeMarre Carroll Knee injured last game, doubtful Friday vs. Cleveland
04/10/15 G Thabo Sefolosha Fibula out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta
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