Atlanta Hawks vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, 2/23/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (-7)
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse is the site where and the Cleveland Cavaliers (10-21) will take on the Atlanta Hawks (13-17) on Tuesday. Atlanta opens this game as 7-point favorites. The over/under opens at 229.
The Atlanta Hawks stepped onto the hardwood against the Denver Nuggets and went home with a win by a final score of 123-115 in their last game. Atlanta wrapped up the game having earned a 51.9% field goal percentage (42 out of 81) and buried 12 of 34 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Hawks made 27 of their 33 shots for a rate of 81.8%. When talking about hauling in rebounds, they compiled a total of 44 with 10 of them being offensive. They also recorded 29 assists in the game as well as earning 6 steals and 4 blocks. In regard to the defense, Atlanta let their opponent shoot 51.2% from the floor on 43 out of 84 shooting. Denver dished out 25 assists and had 8 steals in this contest. Moreover, the Nuggets grabbed 33 rebounds (3 offensive, 30 defensive) and had 3 rejections. Denver ended up shooting 81.3% from the charity stripe by converting 13 of their 16 shots. They also knocked down 16 of 36 attempts from distance.
Trae Young is a guy who was a major contributor in the game. He left the arena with 35 points on 10 of 19 shooting. He saw the court for 36:07 minutes played and also collected 6 rebounds. Young ended up shooting 52.6% from the floor and distributed 15 assists. One more player that had an impact in the matchup for the Hawks was Clint Capela. He snagged 10 rebounds and also had 2 assists. He finished 88.9% from the floor for this contest by connecting on 8-of-9 (22 points). In all, Capela played for 31:48 minutes.
Atlanta heads into this one with a mark of 13-17 on the season. The Hawks are connecting on 35.4% on shots from distance (363 of 1,026) and 82.4% from the free throw line. They have an average of 113.3 points per game (14th in basketball) on 45.3% from the field. They turn it over 14.1 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 19.9 fouls every game. As a unit, Atlanta is pulling down 45.6 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 733 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 16th in the NBA in terms of passing. Defensively, the Hawks are forcing 12.7 turnovers every game and they draw 21.7 fouls. They relinquish 34.6% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 21st in the league in points per game allowed (113.2). The Hawks are allowing a FG percentage of 46.2% (382 of 651) and they relinquish 43.5 boards per game as a squad. They currently rank 11th in basketball in allowing assists with 718 surrendered for the season.
The last time they took the court, the Cleveland Cavaliers took a loss by a score of 117-101 when they faced the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Cavaliers were able to collect 28 defensive boards and 14 offensive rebounds for a total of 42 for the game. They stuffed 4 tries while getting 9 steals for the matchup. The Thunder earned 18 fouls for the game which got the Cavaliers to the charity stripe for a total of 20 attempts. They were able to knock down 15 of them for a clip of 75.0%. Concerning 3-point shots, Cleveland buried 8 of 35 tries (22.9%). When the final whistle blew, the Cavaliers finished the game shooting 39 for 84 from the field which had them sitting at 46.4%. The Cavaliers permitted the Thunder to convert 43 of their 79 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 54.4% in this game. They finished shooting 46.4% from behind the 3-point line by going 13 out of 28 and finished the game at 18 of 24 at the charity stripe (75.0%). In the matter of rebounds, Cleveland allowed Oklahoma City to snag 37 overall (5 on the offensive side).
Collin Sexton ended up having an impact for the Cavaliers in the game. He buried 11 of 22 in this contest for a field goal rate of 50.0%, which got him 27 points. Sexton collected 5 rebounds in his 40:17 minutes of time on the hardwood and accumulated 3 assists in this matchup. An additional guy that played a role for Cleveland was Jarrett Allen. He totaled 26 points in 41:51 minutes played via 11 of 11 from the floor in this matchup. Allen ended the game having shot 100.0% from the floor and also earning 2 dimes and 17 rebounds.
Cleveland has a record of 10-21 for the season. As an offense, the Cavaliers are shooting 44.9% from the floor, which ranks them 25th in basketball. Cleveland has 3,217 pts on the campaign (103.8 per contest) and they collect 43.3 boards per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 23.2 times per game (22nd in the league) and they are giving up possession 15.6 times per contest. The Cavaliers are committing 19.2 personal fouls per game and they hit 71.6% from the charity stripe. The Cavaliers on the defensive end are ranked 22nd in the NBA in points given up per game with 113.4. They give up 25.1 dimes and 43.7 boards per contest, which ranks them 19th and 14th in basketball. The Cleveland defense gives up 40.5% on shots from beyond the arc (415 of 1,025) and their opposition knocks down 77.1% of their free throw shots. They are forcing 15.7 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 48.6% from the field (29th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Atlanta (-7)
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