Cleveland vs Atlanta NBA Odds Analysis

Posted by Ryan Knuppel on March 31, 2016 in

Two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference will get together on Friday in the National Basketball Association. The Cleveland Cavaliers are playing their second of back to back games, as they are hosting Brooklyn on Thursday. Atlanta is coming off their game on Wednesday against the Raptors. The Cavaliers are 52-22 on the season, which is the best record in the Eastern Conference. For Atlanta, they have played great basketball as of late, with a 45-30 record. The Hawks are a game ahead of Miami for third in the East. Find out the latest NBA betting spread here.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Atlanta Hawks NBA Odds Analysis

When: Friday, April 1
Where: Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: ESPN, FOX Sports Southeast, FSOhio
Radio: WTAM 1100 / 100.7 WMMS / 87.7 FM (ESP), 92.9 FM
Stream Option: NBA Stream

Why Bet on the Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks, during their four game winning streak scored 100+ points in all four games. The Hawks are 13th in the league, scoring more than 102 points per game. The top scorer this season for Atlanta has been power forward Paul Millsap, with more than 17 points per game. The Hawks are second in the league in assists, with 25.7 per game. The Hawks won 60 games a season ago, to garner the top seed in the Eastern Conference. Atlanta clinched a playoff berth Tuesday night with the Washington loss to Golden State

Why Bet on the Cavaliers

For the Cleveland Cavaliers, they played Tuesday night without the services of LeBron James, and blew a late lead to fall to Houston. The Cavaliers are one of the best road teams in the league; as they have won 22 out of 37 games. Cleveland will welcome James back for this game, and he will bring his 25 points and 6 rebounds per game to the floor. Cleveland ranks as one of the top defensive teams in the NBA, allowing teams to score just 98 points per game. The Cavaliers need just one more win to match their win total from a season ago.

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Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

Two of the best teams in the Eastern Conference getting together in Atlanta. LeBron James sat earlier in the week, and most expect him to play in this game. The Hawks are a team that certainly could mix it up with the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals. This is a huge signature game for Atlanta, and not so much for Cleveland. Look for the Hawks to play good basketball in this one, as they want to head to April with momentum. Bet on the Atlanta Hawks +3.5 over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday.

Our final score prediction is Atlanta 101 and Cleveland 97.