NBA Matchups  >>  Atlanta Hawks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Preview 12/28/2012

 
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The Atlanta Hawks and the Cleveland Cavaliers will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at Quicken Loans Arena.
Oddsmakers currently have the Hawks listed as 5-point favorites versus the Cavaliers, while the game's total is sitting at 190½.
Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 126-119 winner as they battled the Pistons at home. The Hawks failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point favorite, while 245 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
In their last action, Cleveland was an 87-84 winner on the road against the Wizards. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (171) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.
Atlanta:
Team record: 17-9 SU, 10-15-1 ATS
Current streak: won 2 straight games.

is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games when playing Cleveland
is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games

When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Indiana are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Cleveland:
Team record: 7-23 SU, 13-17 ATS
Current streak: won 2 straight games.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games when playing Atlanta
is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 6 games
is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games

When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Brooklyn are 5-5
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a win are 1-9


NEXT UP:
Atlanta home to Indiana, Saturday, December 29
Cleveland at Brooklyn, Saturday, December 29