Monday, April 11, 2016
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, April 11, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.5.
The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 48-32 and a road record of 21-18. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 4 as they are averaging 103 points per game while giving up 99 per contest. Atlanta is 8-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 29-21. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 56-24 and a home record of 32-7. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 104.2 points per game and surrendering 98.2, good for a point differential of 6. Cleveland has a division record of 8-7 and a conference record of 34-16. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
Jeff Teague comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Paul Millsap averages 17.3 points per game in 32.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 9 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
LeBron James averages 25.1 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 6.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Kevin Love averages 16.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.8 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Atlanta averages 103 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 49.1 rebounds per game and 25.7 assists per game which ranks them 29th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.8 per game. The Hawks allow 99 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.2 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Cleveland averages 104.2 points per game this year which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 11th with 13.6 per game. The Cavaliers allow 98.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.2 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
The Hawks average 102.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 105.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 10.7 per contest. The Hawks have an offensive rating of 105.4 and a defensive rating of 101.2. In terms of pace they average 97 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Atlanta turns the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Cavaliers score 106.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 106.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 4 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 8.3 points per game. The Cavaliers rating on offense is 110.9 and they have a defensive rating of 104.5. They get 93.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Cleveland turns the ball over on 12.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 41-37-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 38-41-1 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 36-42-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 40-40-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
02/17/16 F Tiago Splitter Hip out for season
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
04/09/16 G Iman Shumpert Knee "?"
04/09/16 PG Mo Williams Knee "?"
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta
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