Friday, April 7, 2017
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday, April 7, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland as 9 point favorites.
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The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 39-38. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.3 as they are averaging 102.7 points per game while giving up 104.0 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 51-27. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 110.5 points per game and surrendering 106.7, good for a point differential of 3.8.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 35-42-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 29-47-1 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 35-40-3 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 44-34-0 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
04/05/17 G Malcolm Delaney Back is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Boston
04/05/17 F Thabo Sefolosha Groin is downgraded to expected to miss Thursday vs. Boston
04/05/17 G Tim Hardaway Jr. Knee is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Boston
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/16/16 F Chris Andersen ACL out for season
04/05/17 C Tristan Thompson Thumb is downgraded to expected to miss Friday vs. Atlanta
03/06/17 C Andrew Bogut Leg out for season
Dennis Schroder comes into this contest averaging 18.1 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Dwight Howard averages 13.4 points per game in 30 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 12.9 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 63% for the year while his free throw percentage is 53%.
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Kyrie Irving averages 25 points per game while playing 35 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 5.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Lebron James averages 26.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.6 rebounds per contest and 8.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 102.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.31 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 44.3 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 15.8 per game. The Hawks allow 104 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 110.5 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.77 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 5th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 43.7 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 19th with 13.5 per game. The Cavaliers allow 106.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.2 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 24.4 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
The Hawks have an offensive rating of 104.4 and a defensive rating of 105.8. In terms of pace they average 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Atlanta turns the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Cavaliers rating on offense is 114 and they have a defensive rating of 110.1. They get 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 55%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 40% of their shot attempts. Cleveland turns the ball over on 12.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland -9
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