Cleveland Cavaliers at Atlanta Hawks - 3/14/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Atlanta Hawks (18-20) vs Cleveland Cavaliers (14-23)
Game Info: Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 7:30 pm (State Farm Arena)
Betting Odds: Atlanta Hawks -6 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks meet Sunday in NBA action at the State Farm Arena.
The Cleveland Cavaliers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 104 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 112.2 points on 48.1 percent shooting. Collin Sexton is averaging 23.9 points and 2.6 rebounds while Darius Garland is averaging 16.1 points and 5.9 assists. Jarrett Allen is the third double-digit scorer and Quinn Cook is grabbing four rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 39.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game.
The Atlanta Hawks look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 112.8 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 112.4 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 26.7 points and 4.2 rebounds while John Collins is averaging 17.8 points and 7.6 rebounds. De’Andre Hunter is the third double-digit scorer and Clint Capela is grabbing 14.3 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 82.2 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.9 rebounds per game.
The Cavaliers are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Hawks are 5-13-1 ATS in their last 19 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 7-2 in Cavaliers last 9 overall. The over is 12-4 in Hawks last 16 overall. The Cavaliers are 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Atlanta and 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Atlanta Hawks are the better team and should win, but I'm not eager to lay decent sized chalk with one of the more disappointing teams in the league. The Hawks are losing their last five games by an average of 0.2 points and they win by an average of just three points in the favorite role. The Cavs have improved their play as of late and they've beaten the Hawks twice already this season. Better games out there, but give me the points if forced to pick.