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.
Atlanta has won 7 straight games.
Cleveland has won 7 straight games.
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
Atlanta home to Minnesota, Monday, March 23
Cleveland at New Jersey, Sunday, March 22