Atlanta Hawks at Cleveland Cavaliers – NBA Picks, Odds, and Predictions
Atlanta Hawks at Cleveland Cavaliers
Wednesday February 12, 2020, 7:00 PM (EST)
Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, Cleveland, OH
Today the Hawks/Cavs game falls under an “over” dataset looking at the difference between the percentage of dollars and the percentage of bets placed on a non-division game that’s covered 58% over the past 5 years, including going 43-26 (62%) so far this season, good for 21% ROI. This trend appears to fall in line with the way the sharps are betting this game, with the o/u line already having moved up 2 full points.
The dataset also seems to line up well with both teams’ recent play, with the Cavs and Hawks combining to go 15-5 in favor of the over during their past 10 games. In fact, Atlanta is currently sitting on the 4th best over percentage in the league, with the Cavaliers sitting just inside the top 10 in 9th place. As the away team, Atlanta has gone an impressive 18-11 in favor of the over, beating the closing line by an average of 4.8 points, the 4th highest mark in the league. Meanwhile, when coming off a loss – as they are today – Cleveland has gone 24-15 in favor of the over, covering the line by an average of 3.1 points, the 6th highest mark in the NBA.
All in all, the numbers appear to be set up well in favor of the over in this one. However, with the line having already moved up away from the open, as well as new Cavalier addition Andre Drummond potentially throwing a wrinkle into the game-plan, this seems like a good spot to use the over as part of a two-team teaser with your other favourite play of the day, bringing the line down to a much more appealing Over 228.
The Atlanta Hawks have hit the over in 8 of their last 10 games.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have hit the over in 7 of their last 9 games.
The over has hit in 8 consecutive games when Atlanta has played in Cleveland.