Atlanta Hawks at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 12/12/2017
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Atlanta Hawks head to Quicken Loans Arena to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 7 point favorites.
The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 6-20. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.3 as they are averaging 103.5 points per game while giving up 108.8 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 19-8. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 110.5 points per contest and giving up 107.2, which is a point differential of 3.3.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 13-12-1 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 15-11-0 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 10-16-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 13-13-1 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/11/17 F Mike Muscala Ankle is out indefinitely
12/01/17 F John Collins Shoulder is out indefinitely
11/29/17 C Dewayne Dedmon Tibia is out indefinitely
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/11/17 F Kevin Love Hip is "?" Tuesday vs Atlanta
11/30/17 G Iman Shumpert Knee is out indefinitely
11/17/17 PG Derrick Rose Ankle is out indefinitely
11/02/17 C Tristan Thompson Calf is out indefinitely
10/16/17 PG Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
Dennis Schroder comes into this game averaging 20.4 points per contest while playing 32.1 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 87%. Kent Bazemore averages 12.1 points per contest in 28.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.6 assists per game and 4.4 rebounds per contest for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 39% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Lebron James has scored 28.3 points per contest while playing 37.3 minutes per game this season for the Cavaliers. He hauls in 8.3 rebounds per contest and has 8.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Kevin Love averages 19.2 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 29.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 10.4 rebounds per game and 1.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 103.5 points per contest this year, which is 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.23 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 16th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 40.2 boards per contest and 23.2 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 9th with 15.8 per game. The Hawks allow 108.8 points per contest which is 25th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 15th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.6 rebounds a game which ranks 24th, and they allow 26 assists per game which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 4th in the NBA with 110.5 points per contest this season. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 3.33. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 8th in the league. They are 21st in the NBA in rebounding with 42.2 boards per contest and 9th in assists per game with 23. The Cavaliers are 18th in turnovers per contest with 14.7. The Cavaliers give up 107.2 points per game, which ranks them 20th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 20th and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 25 dimes allowed per game and 14th with 43 boards surrendered per contest. The Cavaliers are 6th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest this year.
The Hawks are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.4, and their defensive rating of 110.7 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 13th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league. Atlanta is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 4th in the league.
Cleveland is 18th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 7th in the league. The Cavaliers are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.2, and their defensive rating of 109.7 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 3rd. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta +7
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