Atlanta Hawks at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/5/2017
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Atlanta Hawks head to Quicken Loans Arena to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday, November 5, 2017. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 11 point favorites.
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The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 1-8. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -9.0 as they are averaging 101.1 points per game while giving up 110.1 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 4-5. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 107.8 points per contest and giving up 113.0, which is a point differential of -5.2.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 2-6-1 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 4-5-0 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 2-7-0 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 5-4-0 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
11/03/17 PG Malcolm Delaney Ankle is "?" Sunday vs. Cleveland
10/29/17 PF Ersan Ilyasova Knee is out indefinitely
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/02/17 C Tristan Thompson Calf is out indefinitely
10/31/17 G Iman Shumpert Knee is out indefinitely
10/16/17 PG Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
Kent Bazemore comes into this game averaging 13.1 points per contest while playing 29 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage is 82%. Marco Belinelli averages 12.2 points per contest in 26.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.6 assists per game and 2.4 rebounds per contest for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 94%.
Kevin Love has scored 17.6 points per contest while playing 29.9 minutes per game this season for the Cavaliers. He hauls in 11 rebounds per contest and has 1.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 89%. Lebron James averages 29.1 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 37.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.7 rebounds per game and 8.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 101.1 points per contest this year, which is 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 25th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 42.3 boards per contest and 20.4 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 15th with 15.3 per game. The Hawks allow 110.1 points per contest which is 24th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 12th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 48.7 rebounds a game which ranks 29th, and they allow 25.6 assists per game which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 9th in the NBA with 107.8 points per contest this season. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is -5.22. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 18th in the league. They are 24th in the NBA in rebounding with 41.9 boards per contest and 18th in assists per game with 21.3. The Cavaliers are 12th in turnovers per contest with 16. The Cavaliers give up 113 points per game, which ranks them 27th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 48% shooting percentage and a 42% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 27.2 dimes allowed per game and 9th with 42.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Cavaliers are 3rd in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per contest this year.
The Hawks are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 100.6, and their defensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 26th. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league. Atlanta is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 9th in the league.
Cleveland is 9th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 2nd in the league. The Cavaliers are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.2, and their defensive rating of 114.5 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 4th. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta +11
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