Cleveland Cavaliers vs Atlanta Hawks Las Vegas Odds and NBA Basketball Picks


Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland Cavaliers
31-22 (11-15 V)
7:30 pm ET, Friday, February 9, 2018
Philips Arena, Atlanta
Atlanta Hawks
Atlanta Hawks
17-38 (12-16 H)
FS Ohio (Cleveland), FS Southeast (Atlanta)
 
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Atlanta Hawks Las Vegas Odds and NBA Basketball Picks

The revamped Cleveland Cavaliers will be short-handed for Friday night's game against the Atlanta Hawks, but they feel much better about their chances of making it to the NBA Finals for a fourth straight season after a flurry of deadline trades.

The Cavaliers got younger, more athletic and better defensively around centerpiece LeBron James as they sent away six players and got back four Thursday in three deals.

Cleveland (31-22) added guards George Hill and Jordan Clarkson, swingman Rodney Hood and power forward Larry Nance Jr. while shipping out guards Isaiah Thomas, Dwyane Wade, Derrick Rose and Iman Shumpert, and forwards Jae Crowder and Channing Frye.

First-year general manager Koby Altman pulled the trigger on the moves, which meant a money hit for owner Dan Gilbert, with the Cavaliers mired in a 7-13 slump.

Altman said the shuffled roster reflects "our continuing commitment to invest in our roster in ways that help us evolve and compete at the highest level now and into the future."

Thomas and Crowder were acquired in the offseason trade of Kyrie Irving to Boston, but Thomas, second in the NBA in scoring last season, was slow to come back from hip surgery and neither he nor Crowder seemed a good fit with the Cavaliers.

With the players acquired by the Cavaliers not all expected to be available against the Hawks, Cleveland will recall guard London Perrantes and forward John Holland, both two-way players, from the G-League.

Hill gives the Cavaliers a veteran point guard who can defend, and Hood and Clarkson are young players who can score. Hood was averaging 16.8 points as a starter for Utah and Clarkson contributed 14.5 points off the bench for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Nance, who was averaging 8.6 points and 6.8 rebounds for the Lakers, gives Cleveland help inside. His father was a two-time all-star with the Cavaliers.

The Hawks (17-38) made only a few minor moves at the deadline, one of which sent little-used Luke Babbitt back to Miami. Neither trade brought back a player or draft pick.

Fellow veteran forwards Mario Belinelli, who missed two games pending a possible trade, and Ersan Illyasova stayed put, with Illyasova exercising his right to reject a deal not to his liking.

Friday's game is the second of a back-to-back for the Hawks, who lost 100-98 in Orlando on Thursday, and the third game in four days for the Cavaliers.

Cleveland lost 116-98 at Orlando on Tuesday, scoring only nine points in the fourth quarter, but bounced back for a 140-138 overtime victory at home over the Minnesota Timberwolves on James' buzzer-beating jumper the next night.

James had 37 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds against the Timberwolves.

The Cavaliers and Hawks are meeting for the last time this season, with Cleveland having won the past two games after dropping the first.

The Cavaliers fell 117-115 at home as part of their 5-7 start to the season as the Hawks snapped an eight-game losing streak before winning 121-114 in Atlanta and 123-114 at Cleveland during the 18-1 stretch that followed.

James shined in all three games against the Hawks, the last of which was Dec. 12, averaging 25 points, 14 assists and six rebounds.

 

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Cleveland Cavaliers vs Atlanta Hawks VDB Sport Betting Odds and Predictions

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Atlanta Hawks Betting Odds

Gm# Team
Opener
805 Cleveland Cavaliers
-2
806 Atlanta Hawks
216½

Vegas Daily Betting Free Prediction: Cleveland Cavaliers -1½ and Over/Under 214 according to Bovada Sportsbook


 

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Atlanta Hawks VDB Sport Betting Matchup Report

 

Team Records

Cleveland Cavaliers

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 31-22 20-7 11-15 15-37-1 6-20-1 9-17 109.55 110.21 -0.66
Last 10 5-5 5-2 0-3 3-7 3-4 0-3 109.70 116.50 -6.80
vs Div 8-5 5-1 3-4 5-7-1 2-3-1 3-4 113.31 107.85 5.46
vs EAST 23-12 13-4 10-8 11-23-1 4-12-1 7-11 109.71 107.97 1.74
vs WEST 8-10 7-3 1-7 4-14 2-8 2-6 109.22 114.56 -5.34

Atlanta Hawks

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 17-38 12-16 5-22 28-25-2 15-13 13-12-2 103.65 107.65 -4.00
Last 10 4-6 3-3 1-3 4-6 3-3 1-3 104.10 106.80 -2.70
vs Div 3-8 3-2 0-6 4-6-1 3-2 1-4-1 104.18 111.09 -6.91
vs EAST 7-27 4-13 3-14 13-20-1 6-11 7-9-1 102.91 110.62 -7.71
vs WEST 10-11 8-3 2-8 15-5-1 9-2 6-3-1 104.86 102.86 2.00

Betting Odds Trends

Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland is 4-18 ATS in its last 22 games
Cleveland is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Cleveland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games on the road
Cleveland is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Atlanta
Cleveland is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Atlanta
Cleveland is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta

Atlanta Hawks

Atlanta is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Atlanta is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Atlanta's last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta's last 9 games at home
Atlanta is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Atlanta is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Atlanta is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland

 

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Injuries

Cleveland Cavaliers

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Jordan Clarkson PG Ques Fri - Acquired - 2/8/18 Clarkson has been recently acquired via trade and it is unknown if he will be available Friday against the Hawks.
Larry Nance Jr. PF Ques Fri - Acquired - 2/8/18 Nance Jr. was just acquired by the Cavaliers and it is uncertain if he will play against the Hawks on Friday.
Rodney Hood SG Ques Fri - Acquired - 2/8/18 Hood is en route to join the Cavaliers after he was recently acquired and his status for Friday's game against the Hawks is in question.
George Hill PG Doub Fri - Acquired - 2/8/18 Hill has recently been traded to the Cavaliers via trade and is unlikely to play against the Hawks on Friday.
Kevin Love PF Late March - Finger - 1/30/18 Love suffered a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal in his left hand and is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks.

Atlanta Hawks

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Marco Belinelli SG Ques Fri - Coach's Decision - 2/8/18 Belinelli has been held out of the last two games due to a coaching decision and it is unclear if he will participate in Friday's matchup against the Cavaliers.
Tyler Cavanaugh SF Late Feb - Ankle - 2/6/18 Cavanaugh has a sprained right ankle and is not expected to return until sometime after the All-Star break.
DeAndre' Bembry SF Mid Feb - Groin - 1/23/18 Bembry is sidelined with a Grade 1 left groin strain and is likely to miss one-to-three weeks.

Recent Meetings

Date Home/Away Line ATS
12/12/17 CLE (123) - ATL (114) -12/215 ATL/O
11/30/17 ATL (114) - CLE (121) 7.5/217.5 ATL/O
11/5/17 CLE (115) - ATL (117) -11.5/220.5 ATL/O
4/9/17 ATL (126) (OT) - CLE (125) 5/213.5 ATL/O
4/7/17 CLE (100) - ATL (114) -15/212 ATL/O
3/3/17 ATL (130) - CLE (135) 2.5/214.5 CLE/O
11/8/16 CLE (106) - ATL (110) -7.5/208 ATL/O
5/8/16 ATL (99) - CLE (100) 5.5/202.5 ATL/U
5/6/16 ATL (108) - CLE (121) 2.5/196 CLE/O
5/4/16 CLE (123) - ATL (98) -7/196 CLE/O

Cleveland Schedule/Results

NEXT 5 | Remaining Games
Date vs Last Meeting Line ATS Mar Date Where
2/23/18 @MEM 116-111 (W) -11.5/205.5 LO -6.5 12/2/17 CLE
2/22/18 WAS 106-99 (W) 2.5/214.5 WU 9.5 12/17/17 WAS
2/13/18 @OKC 124-148 (L) -3/218.5 LO -27.0 1/20/18 CLE
2/11/18 @BOS 88-102 (L) 3/212.5 LU -11.0 1/3/18 BOS
2/9/18 @ATL 123-114 (W) -12/215 LO -3.0 12/12/17 CLE
LAST 10 | Past Results
Date vs Score Line ATS Mar CLE FG Opp FG Reb
2/7/18 MIN 140-138 (W) (OT) 3.5/225.5 WO 5.5 52/88 54/93 41-35
2/6/18 @ORL 98-116 (L) -6.5/226.5 LU -24.5 36/84 46/88 36-50
2/3/18 HOU 88-120 (L) 3.5/232 LU -28.5 34/87 44/93 47-53
1/31/18 MIA 91-89 (W) -2.5/216.5 LU -0.5 28/80 36/83 45-52
1/30/18 @DET 114-125 (L) -6.5/219.5 LO -17.5 38/84 49/93 41-47
1/28/18 DET 121-104 (W) -7.5/218.5 WO 9.5 42/83 40/95 45-43
1/26/18 IND 115-108 (W) -6/223 WP 1.0 46/82 43/91 44-37
1/23/18 @SA 102-114 (L) -2.5/210.5 LO -14.5 35/72 47/94 41-45
1/20/18 OKC 124-148 (L) -3/218.5 LO -27.0 46/89 58/100 28-52
1/18/18 ORL 104-103 (W) -11.5/227 LU -10.5 38/85 41/88 46-42

Atlanta Schedule/Results

NEXT 5 | Remaining Games
Date vs Last Meeting Line ATS Mar Date Where
2/23/18 @IND 95-105 (L) 5/213.5 LU -5.0 12/20/17 ATL
2/14/18 @DET 91-105 (L) 4.5/206 LU -9.5 12/14/17 ATL
2/13/18 @MIL 106-117 (L) 5.5/200 LO -5.5 10/29/17 ATL
2/11/18 DET 91-105 (L) 4.5/206 LU -9.5 12/14/17 ATL
2/9/18 CLE 114-123 (L) 12/215 WO 3.0 12/12/17 CLE
LAST 10 | Past Results
Date vs Score Line ATS Mar ATL FG Opp FG Reb
2/8/18 @ORL 98-100 (L) -2/210.5 LU -4.0 37/87 36/84 46-36
2/6/18 MEM 108-82 (W) -3.5/203.5 WU 22.5 42/83 34/79 36-37
2/4/18 @NY 99-96 (W) 5.5/210 WU 8.5 35/87 41/94 44-48
2/2/18 @BOS 110-119 (L) 7/200 LO -2.0 34/80 45/89 36-42
1/31/18 CHA 110-123 (L) 2.5/210.5 LO -10.5 39/77 46/90 29-42
1/29/18 MIN 105-100 (W) 6/213 WU 11.0 39/79 39/83 44-35
1/27/18 WAS 104-129 (L) 3.5/210.5 LO -21.5 38/88 49/85 32-38
1/26/18 @CHA 110-121 (L) 7/211 LO -4.0 37/79 40/88 39-43
1/24/18 TOR 93-108 (L) 6.5/214.5 LU -8.5 37/94 39/89 47-52
1/22/18 UTA 104-90 (W) 2.5/204 WU 16.5 40/83 33/76 44-39