Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Atlanta Hawks - 12/23/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Atlanta Hawks (6-24) at Cleveland Cavaliers (8-21)
NBA Basketball: Monday, December 23, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -2 -- Over/Under: 228.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Monday in NBA action at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
The Atlanta Hawks need a win to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 108.5 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 118.5 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 29 points and 8.4 assists while John Collins is averaging 17 points and 8.8 rebounds. Jabari Parker is the third double-digit scorer and De'Andre Hunter is grabbing four rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have lost four straight road games.
The Cleveland Cavaliers look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 103.9 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 113.4 points on 49.1 percent shooting. Colin Sexton is averaging 17.6 points and 2.4 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 16.1 points and 10.8 rebounds. Jordan Clarkson is the third double-digit scorer and Tristan Thompson is grabbing 10 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won their last two home games.
The Hawks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Cavaliers are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 2 days rest, 0-6 ATS in their last 6 Monday games and 5-14 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The over is 12-2 in Hawks last 14 road games. The under is 4-0 in Cavaliers last 4 home games. The Hawks are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Cleveland. The over is 20-7 in the last 27 meetings in Cleveland and 22-7 in the last 29 meetings.
The Atlanta Hawks continue to pile up the losses and there's no reason to think they'll turn things around here considering they're losing on the road by an average of 14.9 points and allowing 49.2 precent shooting. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won back-to-back games, and while it takes more than that to move the needle, it's certainly a start and much more than we can say about the Hawks right now. In a battle between two bottom feeders, give me the team that's showing some signs of life.