Atlanta Hawks vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, 4/15/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Friday, April 15, 2022
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (+2)
The Cleveland Cavaliers (44-38) are welcoming the Atlanta Hawks (43-39) at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Friday. Atlanta opens this matchup as 2-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The total comes in at 228.
The Hawks took the court against the Hornets and took home the win by a score of 132-103 in their last contest. Atlanta finished the game having earned a 52.1% field goal percentage (49 of 94) and buried 16 of 32 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Hawks converted 18 of 25 shots for a rate of 72.0%. Pertaining to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 54 with 12 of them being offensive. They also doled out 31 assists for the matchup in addition to creating 4 turnovers and earning 5 steals. When discussing the defense, Atlanta allowed the other team to shoot 37.8% from the floor on 34 of 90 shooting. Charlotte earned 41 dimes and had 22 steals for this contest. Additionally, Charlotte grabbed 30 boards (11 offensive, 19 defensive) and earned 6 blocks. Charlotte walked away from this one shooting 75.9% at the charity stripe by knocking down 22 of their 29 shots. They made 13 out of their 41 tries from beyond the arc. Concerning fouls, the Hawks ended up with 25 and the Hornets accounted for 14 fouls.
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Atlanta comes into this game with a win-loss record of 43-39 for the year. They average 113.9 points per contest (6th in the league) while connecting on 47.0% from the field. The Hawks are connecting on 37.4% on shots from beyond the arc (1,056 of 2,821) and 81.2% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Atlanta is grabbing 44.0 boards per game and has earned 2,017 assists this year, which has them ranked 15th in basketball in terms of passing. They turn it over 11.9 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 18.7 fouls per contest.
Defensively, the Hawks are able to force 12.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.3 personal fouls. They are 23rd in basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 2,085 relinquished so far this year. The Hawks are giving up a field goal percentage of 47.1% (3,435 of 7,294) and they concede 43.9 boards per contest as a team. They are giving up 36.4% from 3-point land and they are 21st in the league in PPG allowed (112.4).
The last time they took the court, the Cavaliers went home defeated by a final of 115-108 against the Nets. The Cavaliers were able to pull down 30 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards totaling 40 in the game. They gave up possession of the ball 15 times, while getting 9 steals in the matchup. The Nets committed 14 personal fouls for this contest which took the Cavaliers to the free throw line for 20 attempts. They were able to bury 17 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 85.0%. In the matter of shooting from downtown, Cleveland converted 9 of 26 attempts (34.6%). When the final whistle was blown, the Cavaliers went 41 out of 92 from the field which gave them a rate of 44.6%. The Cavaliers permitted the Nets to make 45 of their 84 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 53.6% in this matchup. They went 32.1% from 3-point land by shooting 9 out of 28 and ended up shooting 16 out of 24 from the charity stripe (66.7%). In relation to how they rebounded, Cleveland permitted Brooklyn to grab 33 overall (10 on the offensive glass).
Cleveland has a mark of 44-38 for the year. The Cavaliers have committed 17.5 fouls per game and they shoot 76.0% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 25.2 times per contest (11th in the league) and they are turning it over 14.4 times per game. Cleveland has 8,839 pts on the year (107.8 per game) and they average 44.2 boards per contest. As an offense, the Cavaliers are shooting 46.9% from the floor, which has them ranked 9th in basketball.
The Cavaliers on the defensive end are ranked 5th in basketball in PPG given up with 105.7. They are able to force 13.4 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 45.2% from the floor (8th in the NBA). The Cleveland defense gives up 35.3% from downtown (960 of 2,721) and their opponents are making 77.4% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 24.1 dimes and 42.9 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 12th and 6th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Atlanta (+2)
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