Bet Jamaica NBA Preview — Atlanta Hawks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

by Dirty on August 8, 2013

The Atlanta Hawks and the Cleveland Cavaliers will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Quicken Loans Arena.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cavaliers listed as 8-point favorites versus the Hawks, while the game’s total is sitting at 186.

The Hawks outscored the Mavericks 33-16 in the second quarter and won by a final score of 95-87 on Thursday. The Hawks covered the 5-point spread, but the combined score went UNDER the posted total of 196.

Joe Johnson led the way with 23 points and 12 rebounds for a double-double. Josh Smith added 15 points and nine rebounds in that win.

LeBron James had 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for a triple-double in the Cavaliers 97-92 win over the Trail Blazers last time out. The Cavaliers could not cover the 10.5-point spread, but the 189 points made it OVER the posted total of 187.

Zydrunas Ilgauskas netted 21 points, and Anderson Varejao grabbed nine rebounds in that win.

Current streak:
Atlanta has won 7 straight games.
Cleveland has won 7 straight games.

Team records:
Atlanta: 41-28 SU, 39-30 ATS
Cleveland: 55-13 SU, 41-27 ATS

Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Dallas are 1-9
After a win are 6-4

Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing New Jersey are 6-4
After playing Portland are 3-7
After a win are 9-1

A few trends to consider:
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Atlanta is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta’s last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Atlanta’s last 18 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland’s last 7 games at home
Cleveland is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games when playing Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta home to Minnesota, Monday, March 23
Cleveland at New Jersey, Sunday, March 22

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