Cleveland Cavaliers vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 3/14/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Sunday, March 14, 2021
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (+4)
The Atlanta Hawks (17-20) play the Cleveland Cavaliers (14-23) at State Farm Arena on Sunday. The spread on this game has Atlanta as 4-point favorites. The O/U is set at 233.
The Cleveland Cavaliers faced off with the New Orleans Pelicans and took a loss by a final of 116-82 in their last game. Cleveland walked away from the game having earned a 34.1% field goal percentage (30 out of 88) and made 7 of their 32 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Cavaliers converted 15 of 20 tries for a percentage of 75.0%. Pertaining to rebounding, they compiled a total of 33 with 5 of them being offensive. They also distributed 13 dimes for the contest in addition to forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and having 8 steals. When talking about the defense, Cleveland allowed the other team to shoot 46.5% from the field on 47 out of 101 shooting. New Orleans distributed 25 dimes and had 2 steals for the contest. On top of that, New Orleans snagged 70 rebounds (19 offensive, 51 defensive) and had 9 blocks. New Orleans finished shooting 84.2% at the charity stripe by converting 16 of their 19 shots. They also buried 6 out of their 24 shots from distance.
Collin Sexton is one player who played a role for the game. He finished with 19 points on 7 of 18 shooting. He was on the court for 31:18 minutes and also collected 2 rebounds. Sexton ended up shooting 38.9% from the field and also earned 1 assist. Another guy that was a determining factor in the game for the Cavaliers was Larry Nance. He pulled down 4 rebounds in his 28:28 min on the basketball court. He finished the game shooting 50.0% from the field in this matchup via 4-of-8 (11 points). At the conclusion of this game, Nance totaled 1 assist.
Cleveland comes into this game with a record of 14-23 so far this season. The Cavaliers are shooting 34.2% on three-point shots (348 of 1,018) and 72.6% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 104.0 points per contest (30th in the league) while hitting 45.1% from the field. They are turning it over 15.9 times per game and as a team are committing 19.3 fouls every game. As a team, Cleveland is grabbing 43.5 boards per game and is sitting with 861 dimes this season, which has them ranked 22nd in the league in terms of passing. When they are on the defensive end, the Cavaliers are forcing 15.4 turnovers per game and they draw 20.1 fouls. They are ranked 15th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 907 conceded for the campaign. The Cavaliers defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 48.1% (568 of 743) and they concede 43.3 rebounds per game as a unit. They are giving up 39.5% on 3-pointers while they are 16th in the league in PPG allowed (112.2).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Atlanta Hawks went home victorious with a score of 121-120 when they played the Toronto Raptors. The Hawks collected 41 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 53 for this contest. They also coughed up the ball 14 times, while getting 8 steals in this contest. The Raptors earned 25 personal fouls in this game which got the Hawks to the free throw line for 35 shots. They were able to convert 28 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 80.0%. Pertaining to shooting from 3-point land, Atlanta knocked down 15 of 42 attempts (35.7%). At the conclusion of this game, the Hawks walked away from this one shooting 39 out of 90 from the floor which had them at 43.3%. The Hawks allowed the Raptors to bury 42 of their 96 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 43.8% in this contest. They finished 45.9% from three-point range by going 17 out of 37 and ended up shooting 19 out of 23 from the free throw line (82.6%). When it comes to cleaning up the glass, Atlanta permitted Toronto to get 50 overall (13 on the offensive side).
Trae Young ended up being important for the Hawks in the matchup. He made 11 of 24 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 45.8%, and earned 5 rebounds. Young earned 37 points in his 36:52 mins on the hardwood and had 6 assists for the game. One more player who was a determining factor for Atlanta was Kevin Huerter. He left the arena with 1 assist in 31:26 mins on the hardwood, and he converted 6 out of 16 from the floor. Huerter finished going 37.5% from the field in addition to contributing 19 points and 4 total rebounds.
Atlanta has a win-loss record of 17-20 on the season. Atlanta has scored 4,175 pts for the campaign (112.8 per game) and they collect 45.9 boards per contest. The Hawks commit 20.1 fouls per contest and they shoot 82.2% from the free throw line. When it comes to executing on offense, the Hawks are shooting 45.3% from the floor, which ranks them 22nd in basketball. They are assisting teammates 24.2 times per contest (20th in basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.4 times per contest. The Hawks are ranked 20th in the league in PPG given up with 112.4. They are able to force 12.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 46.1% from the field (11th in basketball). The Atlanta defense gives up 35.0% on three-point shots (441 of 1,261) and their opposition makes 82.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They have surrendered 23.9 dimes and 42.8 total boards per game, which ranks them 10th and 10th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cleveland (+4)
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