Atlanta Hawks vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, 10/23/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (-3.5)
The Cleveland Cavaliers (0-1) will play the Atlanta Hawks (1-0) at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Saturday. Atlanta opens this matchup as 3.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 223.
The Hawks took the court against the Mavericks and earned the victory with a final of 113-87 in their last game. Atlanta walked away from the contest with a 47.9% FG percentage (45 of 94) and made 15 of 35 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Hawks buried 8 of 9 attempts for a percentage of 88.9%. When talking about hauling in boards, they earned a total of 55 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 31 dimes in this contest in addition to forcing 3 turnovers and getting 8 steals. When discussing defending, Atlanta allowed their opponent to shoot 33.3% from the field on 31 of 93 shooting. Dallas earned 50 assists and had 16 steals for this contest. Furthermore, Dallas collected 40 rebounds (10 offensive, 30 defensive) and got 9 blocks. Dallas finished the contest at 92.3% at the charity stripe by knocking down 12 of 13 tries. They also converted 13 out of their 43 shots from beyond the arc.
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Bogdan Bogdanovic is one guy who played a role in the matchup. He walked away with 11 points on 4 of 8 shooting. He saw the court for 26 minutes played and also grabbed 3 rebounds. Bogdanovic finished the game at 50.0% from the floor and also earned 2 assists.
Atlanta will enter this contest with a win-loss mark of 1-0 for the campaign. They have an average of 113.0 pts per game (16th in basketball) while hitting 47.9% from the field. The Hawks are connecting on 42.9% on shots beyond the perimeter (15 of 35) and 88.9% from the charity stripe. As a team, Atlanta is grabbing 55.0 rebounds per contest and has tallied 31 dimes this year, which has them ranked 6th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They turn the ball over 13.0 times per game and as a squad they commit 16.0 fouls on a nightly basis. Defensively, the Hawks have forced 15.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 21.0 personal fouls. The Hawks defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 33.3% (15 of 21) and they relinquish 50.0 boards per game as a team. They are currently ranked 2nd in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 16 conceded on the season. They are giving up 30.2% on three-point shots while they are 3rd in basketball in points per game allowed (87.0).
In their last game, the Cavaliers took a loss by a score of 132-121 when they faced the Grizzlies. The Cavaliers collected 29 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 36 in the game. They turned the ball over 10 times, while getting 6 steals in the matchup. The Grizzlies were called for 10 fouls in this matchup which took the Cavaliers to the free throw line for a total of 18 shots. They were able to make 13 of them for a percentage of 72.2%. In reference to shots from beyond the arc, Cleveland buried 14 out of 38 attempts (36.8%). In all, the Cavaliers ended up going 47 out of 93 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.5%. The Cavaliers permitted the Grizzlies to convert 53 out of 100 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 53.0% for the contest. They went 42.4% from beyond the perimeter by going 14 of 33 and ended up shooting 12 out of 12 from the free throw line (100.0%). In the matter of rebounding, Cleveland allowed Memphis to grab 40 in all (13 on the offensive glass).
Jarrett Allen was important for the Cavaliers for this game. He buried 11 out of 11 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 100.0%, and totaled 4 rebounds. Allen racked up 25 points in his 29 minutes of playing time and accumulated 1 assist in this game.
Cleveland has a record of 0-1 for the year. The Cavaliers commit 17.0 personal fouls per contest and they go 72.2% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 38.0 times per game (1st in the league) and they are turning it over 11.0 times per contest. Cleveland has accounted for 121 pts so far this year (121.0 per contest) and they pull in 36.0 boards per contest. As an offensive unit, the Cavaliers are connecting on 50.5% from the floor, which has them ranked 5th in basketball. The Cavaliers defensively are ranked 28th in basketball in points allowed per contest with 132.0. The Cleveland defense gives up 42.4% on 3-pointers (14 of 33) and their opposition knocks down 100.0% of their foul shots. They give up 28.0 dimes and 53.0 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 23rd and 25th in basketball. They have forced 12.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 53.0% from the floor (29th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Atlanta (-3.5)
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