Atlanta Hawks at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 10/30/2018
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland as 3 point favorites.
The Hawks have a record of 2-3. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -3.2 as they average 110.6 points per game while giving up 113.8 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 0-6. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They total 105.7 points per contest and give up 118.5, which is a point differential of -12.8.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 2-3-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 3-2-0 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 3-3-0 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 4-2-0 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
10/27/18 G Justin Anderson Leg is questionable Monday vs Philadelphia
10/23/18 F John Collins Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
10/29/18 F Kevin Love Foot is OUT Tuesday vs Atlanta
Taurean Waller-Prince comes into this contest averaging 20.6 points per game while playing 30.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 95%. Trae Young averages 19.8 points per game in 32.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.8 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Kevin Love averages 19.0 points per game while playing 34.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 13.5 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 32% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Jordan Clarkson averages 16.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 110.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 46.2 rebounds per game and 25.2 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 18.4 per game. The Hawks allow 113.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.0 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 25.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 17.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 24th in the league with 105.7 points per game this year. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -12.8. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 43.8 boards per game, and 28th in assists per contest with 20.5. The Cavaliers are 9th in turnovers per game with 14.5. The Cavaliers surrender 118.5 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 51% shooting percentage and a 42% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 25.5 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 40.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 15th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game.
The Hawks are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.3, and their defensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 107.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 15th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league. Atlanta is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 14th in the league.
Cleveland is 9th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 59%, which is 1st in the league. The Cavaliers are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.1, and their defensive rating of 120.1 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 26th. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Cleveland -3
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