Atlanta Hawks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers: 2/23/2021 NBA Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 23, 2021

The Cleveland Cavaliers (10-21) are 7-point underdogs as they try to stop a 10-game losing streak when they host the Atlanta Hawks (13-17) on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. The contest airs at 7:00 PM ET on FS-OH. The matchup’s point total is 227.

Betting Information

Hawks vs Cavaliers Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Hawks -7 -110 -110 227 -110 -110
Place a bet on Atlanta Hawks or the Cleveland Cavaliers for Tuesday’s game.

Head to Head

After the last 10 head-to-head matchups, Cleveland has a 7-3 record against Atlanta. The Cavaliers have an advantage against the spread as well (3-0) when taking on the Hawks.

Hawks vs Cavaliers in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/2/2021 Hawks Hawks -5.5 229 -213 176 Regular Season 96-91 CLE
2/12/2020 Hawks Cavaliers -2.5 234.5 -143 120 Regular Season 127-105 CLE
12/23/2019 Hawks Cavaliers -1.5 229.5 -122 103 Regular Season 121-118 CLE
12/29/2018 Hawks Regular Season 111-108 ATL
10/30/2018 Cavaliers Regular Season 136-114 CLE
10/21/2018 Cavaliers Regular Season 133-111 ATL
2/9/2018 Hawks Regular Season 123-107 CLE
12/12/2017 Cavaliers Regular Season 123-114 CLE
11/30/2017 Hawks Regular Season 121-114 CLE
11/5/2017 Cavaliers Regular Season 117-115 ATL
  • 2/12/2020 DNP – Cavaliers: Kevin Love
  • 12/23/2019 DNP – Cavaliers: Jordan Clarkson
  • Hawks Betting Information

    • Atlanta been consistently inconsistent against the spread this season, compiling a 15-15 record.
    • The Hawks have posted a losing record of 1-2 against the spread when the spread is -7 or bigger.
    • Atlanta has more often than not combined with its adversaries to fall short of the over, doing so 14 times in 30 contests (46.7%).
    Bet on the Atlanta Hawks to win the NBA Championship.

    Cavaliers Betting Information

    • Cleveland has covered the spread in fewer than half of its games, going 10-20 ATS.
    • In most of Cleveland’s games this season, the teams have not hit the over (13 out of 30 games, 43.3%).
    Bet on the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • In 53.3% of their opportunities this season (16 of 30 chances), the Hawks and their opponents have combined to score more than this matchup’s over/under of 227 points.
    • Cleveland has played in 12 games this year (out of 31 total matchups — 38.7% of opportunities) where they and their opponents combined to score more than 227 points.
    • The Hawks and the Cavaliers combine to average 9.9 fewer points per game than the total of 227 set for this matchup.
    • The Hawks and the Cavaliers have seen their opponents average a combined 0.4 less points per game than the over/under of 227 set in this matchup.
    • The Hawks’ average point total in matchups this year is 226.5, 0.5 points below the over/under in this game.
    • The average point total for the Cavaliers this season is 9.9 points less than this game’s over/under.
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    Hawks Leaders

    • Trae Young leads the Hawks in points and assists. He contributes 26.9 points per game while also adding 9.5 assists.
    • Clint Capela paces Atlanta with 13.9 rebounds per game.
    • Young is the top three-point shooter for the Hawks, knocking down 2.4 per game.
    • Atlanta’s steals leader is Cameron Reddish, who averages 1.3 per game. Capela leads the team averaging 2.2 blocks a contest.

    Cavaliers Leaders

    • The Cavaliers leader in scoring is Collin Sexton with 22.9 points per game. He also adds 2.5 rebounds per game and 4.2 assists per game.
    • When it comes to Cleveland leaders in rebounds and assists, the team has two players at the top: Andre Drummond with 13.5 rebounds per game and Darius Garland with 5.4 assists per game.
    • Cedi Osman leads the Cavaliers in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 2.0 made threes per game.
    • Larry Nance Jr. is at the top of Cleveland’s steals hierarchy with 1.9 steals per game and Jarrett Allen leads the squad in blocks with 1.7 per game.
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