For Friday night’s game, we go to the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Ga for some exciting basketball betting action! In this NBA Eastern Conference matchup, the Cleveland Cavaliers are taking on the Atlanta Hawks. Atlanta currently has a 29-30 record and are hoping the home advantage will be enough to defeat the Cavaliers. However, will this be enough to defeat the number 4 ranking team in the Eastern Conference? Let’s see what our basketball handicappers have to say with their Cavaliers vs Hawks Betting Pick and Prediction!
For this matchup, the offshore sportsbooks have the Atlanta Hawks as the favorite team with a -120 money line. However, the point spread is only -1.5 for Atlanta meaning the handicappers believe it will be a close game. Once again, it looks like the home advantage will be a significant factor in tonight game.
However, what is the best wager to make in this type of situation? Are the betting odds advantage enough to take a risk on the pointspread? or perhaps is it better to play it safe on the total?
Cavaliers vs Hawks Betting Prediction and Analysis for 02/24/2023
The Atlanta Hawks are currently on a 2-game losing streak after a 122-101 home loss to the Knicks. During that game, Trae Yong had 19 points and 11 assists while De’Andre Hunter made 20 points on 9-for-15 shots.
Earlier this week, the hawks made an announcement that they are firing their head coach, Nate McMillan. Therefore, for the last three days they have been playing under Joe Prunty the current interim coach.
Needless to say, the Hawks are currently undergoing some major management restructuring. Therefore, at the moment they just want to finish the 2022-23 season on a strong note. In their last 10 NBA fixture, the Hawks have lost 6 games. In addition, they lost 12 of their last 27 home games.
For their part, the Cleveland Cavaliers are in good shape and hoping to move into third place in the rankings. However, in order to do that, they will have to defeat Atlanta in tonight’s game. The Cavaliers are playing this game after a 115-109 loss to Denver. During the game, Evan Mobley led Cleveland with 31 points and 9 rebounds. Furthermore, both Darius Garland and Donovan Mitchell had 22 points.
Unfortunately for Cleveland, tonight’s game will be a back-to-back game with no rest in between.
Cavaliers vs Hawks Betting Pick
Game time: 02/24/2023 at 7:30 PM EDT
Bet on the Cleveland Cavaliers at +1.5
Atlanta will be playing without John Collin as he is currently in the league’s concussion protocol. This season, Atlanta has been a bad bet with a 26-33 record against the spread.
The Cavaliers rank first in the league for defense allowing only 106.1 points per game. While they only rank 26 for offense, they continue to have an edge over Atlanta. Therefore, we predict the Cleveland Cavaliers will win with a final score of 117-108.