Cleveland Cavaliers at Atlanta Hawks NBA Picks & Predictions 2/9/2018
Friday, February 9, 2018
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, February 9, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland as 5 point favorites.
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The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 31-22. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.7 as they are averaging 109.5 points per game while giving up 110.2 per contest. The Hawks have an overall mark of 17-37. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.8 points per contest and giving up 107.8, which is a point differential of -4.0.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 15-37-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 26-25-2 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 28-24-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 26-28-0 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
02/08/18 G Iman Shumpert Plantar Fasciitis is "?" Friday vs Atlanta
01/30/18 F Kevin Love Hand is out indefinitely
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
02/08/18 G Marco Belinelli Possible Trade is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs Orlando
Tristan Thompson averages 6.2 points per game in 20.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.6 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 59% for the year while his free throw percentage is 61%. Lebron James comes into this contest averaging 26.5 points per game while playing 37.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 8 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%.
Kent Bazemore averages 13.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Dennis Schroder averages 19.4 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 6.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers allow 110.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.3 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they give up 26.1 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league. Cleveland averages 109.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.66 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 41.7 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks surrender 107.8 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 25.6 assists allowed per contest, and 19th with 43.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 29th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per game this season. Atlanta is 20th in the league with 103.8 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -4.04. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 40.6 boards per game and 6th in assists per contest with 23.9. The Hawks are 7th in turnovers per game with 15.4.
The Cavaliers are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.5, and their defensive rating of 112.2 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 97.9 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 39% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league. Cleveland is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 2nd in the league.
Atlanta is 3rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 4th in the league. The Hawks are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.5, and their defensive rating of 110.7 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta +5
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