At 7:30 ET, the Atlanta Hawks (-137) will host the Cleveland Cavaliers (+113) in an Eastern Conference matchup. The Hawks are 10th in the East, while the Cavs are 3rd. The over/under line is 216.

This game will be played at State Farm Arena in Atlanta and can be seen on BSSE.

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS VS ATLANTA HAWKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers +2.5

This game will be played at State Farm Arena at 7:30 ET on Wednesday, March 6th.

WHY BET THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 114-112 in favor of the Cavaliers.
  • Our projections have Darius Garland finishing with Darius Garland points, 2 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Cavaliers finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.6% and knocking down 10 threes.

Will Cleveland Find a Way to Win on the Road?

The Cavaliers have won their last three games as the underdog and have an ATS record of 10-8 as the underdog this season. Today, they are 2.5-point underdogs on the road.

Cleveland’s O/U record for the season is 27-33-1, and the under has hit in their last three games. This season, 51 of their games have had higher O/U lines than today’s (216).

In their last game, the Cavs beat the Celtics by a score of 105-104. They were 8.5-point underdogs going into the game. The O/U line for that game was 217.5.

This season, the Cavaliers have an average O/U line of 225.3, and their games have averaged 223.6 points. Today’s O/U line is 216.

Cleveland is currently 3rd in the Eastern Conference with a record of 40-21. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 27-15 compared to 13-6 in non-conference games. In the Central Division, they are in 2nd place.

Heading into tonight’s game, the Cavaliers are averaging 114.2 points per game, which is 17th in the league. On the road, they are scoring 113.2 points per game.

So far this season, the Cavaliers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 44.3% of their games. They are 12th in field goal percentage at 48%.

In terms of three-point shooting, the Cavaliers are 7th in made threes per game but are 15th in three-point shooting percentage. Overall, they are 21st in pace at 97.7 possessions per game.

Coming into today’s game, the Cavaliers’ defense is giving up an average of 109.4 points per contest. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Cavaliers defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 51.4% while allowing 36.1% from downtown.

Will Atlanta Make it Happen at Home?

In the Eastern Conference standings, the Hawks are currently in 10th place with a record of 27-34. Within the Southeast Division, they are in 3rd place.

At home this season, the Hawks are 15-16 straight up and 10-21 against the spread. Their average scoring margin at home is -0.1 points per game.

For the season, the Hawks have an ATS record of 20-41, and they have covered the spread in their last two home games. Today, they are favored by 2.5 points and have a 19-15 record as the favorite.

In their most recent game, the Hawks defeated the Knicks by a score of 116-100. The O/U line for that game was 213.5, and Atlanta was the underdog (+1.5).

On the season, the Hawks have an O/U record of 33-28, and their games have averaged 242.7 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 216, and 60 of their games have had higher O/U lines than that.

So far this season, the Hawks are one of the most prolific offenses in the NBA, ranking 5th in scoring at 120.4 points per game. At home, their scoring average jumps to 123.5 points per game.

When it comes to pace, Atlanta is 4th in the NBA at 101 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 21st at 46%.

One area where the Hawks have excelled is getting to the free-throw line. They are 3rd in the NBA in free throws made per game at 20.1.

Facing Cleveland, the Hawks aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 122.4 points allowed per game (29th). When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Hawks squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 57.1% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 39.1% from downtown.