Cleveland Cavaliers at Atlanta Hawks NBA Picks & Predictions 11/30/2017
Thursday, November 30, 2017
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday, November 30, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland as 7 point favorites.
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The Cavaliers head into this matchup with a mark of 14-7. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.3 as they are averaging 110.8 points per contest while giving up 108.5 per game. The Hawks have an overall mark of 4-16. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 102.2 points per contest and giving up 108.2, which is a point differential of -6.0.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 8-12-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 11-9-1 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 8-11-1 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 11-9-0 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/28/17 G Iman Shumpert Knee is "?" Thursday vs Atlanta
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
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
11/29/17 F Luke Babbitt Back is "?" Thursday vs Cleveland
11/29/17 F Mike Muscala Ankle is "?" Thursday vs Cleveland
Kevin Love comes into this contest averaging 18.7 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 10 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Lebron James averages 28.2 points per game in 37 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8.3 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Kent Bazemore averages 12.7 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Dennis Schroder averages 19.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 6.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 110.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.24 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 43 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 15 per game. The Cavaliers allow 108.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 19th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 24.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 22nd in the league with 102.2 points per game this year. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -6. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 40.4 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 23.2. The Hawks are 10th in turnovers per game with 15.9. The Hawks surrender 108.2 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 26 assists allowed per contest and 24th with 44.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 27th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.6 per game this season.
The Cavaliers are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.3, and their defensive rating of 110 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 4th. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league. Cleveland is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 9th in the league.
Atlanta is 7th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 4th in the NBA. The Hawks are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 110.4, and their offensive rating of 104.2 is ranked 3rd. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 14th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta +7
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