The Atlanta Hawks and the Cleveland Cavaliers will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at Quicken Loans Arena in the second game of their second-round playoff series.
Oddsmakers currently have the Cavaliers listed as 13-point favorites versus the Hawks, while the game’s total is sitting at 178½.
LeBron James had 34 points, 10 rebounds, and four steals, as the Cavaliers drilled the Hawks 99-72 in Game 1 of the series on Tuesday night.
Cleveland covered as 11-point home favorites as the game played UNDER the 178-point total posted by oddsmakers.
Mo Williams scored 21 points for the Cavaliers, who got 13 points and nine assists from Delonte West in the win.
Josh Smith led the way for Atlanta with 22 points and six boards, while Mike Bibby went for 19 points and eight assists for the Hawks.
Atlanta: 47-35 SU, 43-37-2 ATS
Cleveland: 66-16 SU, 49-33 ATS
Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 7-3
After playing Atlanta are 8-2
After a win are 8-2
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Atlanta’s last 20 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 6 games when playing Cleveland
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Cleveland is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Cleveland is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Atlanta home to Cleveland, Saturday, May 9
Cleveland at Atlanta, Saturday, May 9