Hawks vs Cavaliers Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/12/2020
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta -1.5
John Collins and the Atlanta Hawks (15-40, 5th in the Southeast Division) are headed to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Wednesday where they'll meet the Cleveland Cavaliers (13-40, 5th in the Central Division). Atlanta opens this contest as 1.5 point favorites. The over/under is set at 231.5.
The Hawks are covering the spread 46.3% of the time, having gone 25-29-1 ATS. Cleveland is covering 42.3% of the time, going 22-30-1 against the spread.
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
02/10/20 SG DeAndre' Bembry Hand is questionable Wednesday vs Cleveland
02/10/20 C Clint Capela Heel is questionable Wednesday vs Cleveland
01/05/20 PF Skal Labissiere Knee is out indefinitely
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
01/13/20 SG Dylan Windler Leg is out for season
John Collins comes into this contest averaging 20.6 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 10.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 81%. Trae Young averages 29.7 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 9.1 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Collin Sexton averages 19.7 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Kevin Love averages 17.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.8 rebounds per contest and 3.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 110.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 42.9 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 16.5 per game. The Hawks allow 118.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.9 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 24.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 27th in the league with 105.7 points per game this year. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -9.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They are 20th in the league in rebounding with 44.2 boards per game, and 25th in assists per contest with 22.3. The Cavaliers are 2nd in turnovers per game with 16.4. The Cavaliers surrender 115.2 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 26.0 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 43.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per game.
The Hawks are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.9, and their defensive rating of 114 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 103.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 24th. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league. Atlanta is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 7th in the league.
Cleveland is 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 1st in the league. The Cavaliers are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.4, and their defensive rating of 115.9 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 23rd. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta -1.5
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