Atlanta Hawks at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 10/21/2018
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Atlanta Hawks head to Quicken Loans Arena to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday, October 21, 2018. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 6 point favorites.
The Hawks have a regular season record of 0-2. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -16.5 as they average 112 points per game while giving up 128.5 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 0-2. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They total 113.5 points per contest and give up 123.5, which is a point differential of -10.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 0-2-0 against the spread this season
The Atlanta Hawks are 2-0-0 against the over/under this year
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 2-0-0 against the spread this season
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 2-0-0 against the over/under this year
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
10/19/18 G Justin Anderson Leg is questionable Sunday vs Cleveland
10/03/18 C Dewayne Dedmon Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
10/19/18 G JR Smith Elbow is questionable Sunday vs Atlanta
10/19/18 F Larry Nance Jr. Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Atlanta
Kent Bazemore averages 8.5 points per contest in 26 minutes per game this year. He averages 7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 25%. Taurean Waller-Prince comes into this game averaging 24.5 points per contest while playing 27.5 minutes per night. He grabs 5 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is 100%.
George Hill averages 11 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28 minutes per game. He also hauls in 1.5 rebounds per game and dishes 4.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 67%. Kevin Love scores 23 points per contest while playing 37 minutes per game. He hauls in 13 rebounds per contest and has 4.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 30% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks allow 128.5 points per contest which is 28th in the NBA. They also surrender a 49% shooting percentage and a 42% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 26th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they allow 26.5 assists per game which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Atlanta averages 112 points per contest, which is 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -16.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 11th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 42.5 boards per contest and 23 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 1st with 21.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers give up 123.5 points per game, which ranks them 25th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 50% shooting percentage and a 41% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 25th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 24.5 dimes allowed per game and 8th with 42 boards surrendered per contest. The Cavaliers are 6th in the league in forcing turnovers with 11.5 per contest. Cleveland is 13th in the NBA with 113.5 points per contest this season. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -10. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 14th in the league. They are 17th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.0 boards per contest and 18th in assists per game with 21.5. The Cavaliers are 9th in turnovers per contest with 15.
The Hawks are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 102.1, and their defensive rating of 117.2 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 109.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 11th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league. Atlanta is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 7th in the league.
Cleveland is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 6th in the NBA. The Cavaliers are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 120.8, and their offensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 27th. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 102.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 21st. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 24% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Cleveland +6 and under 228.5 total points
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