Cleveland Cavaliers at Atlanta Hawks - 2/15/22 NBA Picks and Prediction
Atlanta Hawks (26-30) vs Cleveland Cavaliers (35-22)
Game Info: Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 7:30 pm (State Farm Arena)
Betting Odds: Atlanta Hawks +1.5 -- Over/Under: 221 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Atlanta Hawks duke it out at the State Farm Arena on Tuesday night.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have been in fine form as they’ve won eight of their past 11 games overall, but they will be aiming to bounce back in this one after having their four-game win streak halted by the 76ers in a 103-93 road loss on Saturday. Darius Garland led the team with 27 points on 11 of 23 shooting, Jarrett Allen added 13 points while Cedi Osman chipped in with 12 points off the bench. As a team, the Cavaliers shot 46 percent from the field and just eight of 24 from the 3-point line as they got off to a terrible start and were always fighting an uphill battle after getting outscored by 36-23 in the first quarter.
Meanwhile, the Atlanta Hawks have been in a rut as they’ve lost four of their last five games overall and they will be hoping to avoid a third straight defeat after getting stopped by the Celtics in a 105-95 road loss on Sunday. Trae Young led the team with 30 points and 10 assists, Bogdan Bogdanovic provided the spark off the bench with 26 points while Clint Capela chipped in with eight points and 17 rebounds. As a team, the Hawks shot a miserly 36 percent from the field and 12 of 38 from the 3-point line as they hit the ground running to lead by as many as 15 points in the first half, but all their hard work went down the drain in the third quarter where the Celtics exploded for 42 points to pull away and win easily in the end. DeAndre Hunter had a night to forget as he shot just four of 16 from the field while Danilo Gallinari scored just five points on two of eight shooting.
Looking at the betting trends, the Cavaliers are 3-13-1 ATS in their last 17 Tuesday games, 25-10 ATS in their last 35 games playing on two days’ rest and 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall. The Hawks are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games, 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record and 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall.
Head to head, the under is 5-1 in the last six meetings overall and the Cavaliers are 7-2 ATS in the last nine meetings overall.
The Cavaliers will again be without Lauri Markkanen, while the Hawks have ruled out John Collins while Bogdan Bogdanovic and Delon Wright are listed as questionable for this one. The Cavaliers have clearly been the more consistent team in better form recently and the Hawks could be without Bogdanovic who was their second best player on Sunday, so I’m taking the Cavaliers in a close one.