Hawks vs. Cavaliers Prediction
The Atlanta Hawks and host Cleveland Cavaliers are both searching for their first win as they get set to do battle this evening. Is Cleveland going to send Atlanta to a third straight lopsided loss?
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Quicken Loans Arena at 6:05PM ET
TV: FSO (CLE)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Cavaliers are a 7.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 230 points. As of Sunday morning, 59 percent of public bets are being placed on host Cleveland. Check out our NBA Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Hawks fall flat in Memphis
Atlanta trailed 77-61 at halftime and 106-82 through three quarters its last game in a 131-117 loss at the Grizzlies. Taurean Prince led the way with 28 points in the defeat on 10-of-15 shooting including 4-of-9 from 3-point distance. He added four rebounds, three assists and three steals. Trae Young contributed 20 points and nine assists. Miles Plumlee had 12 points and six boards off the bench. DeAndre' Bembry registered 12 points and three caroms as a reserve.
Cavs fall at T-Wolves
Cleveland suffered a 131-123 loss at Minnesota to drop to 0-2 on the season. Kevin Love had a monster game with 25 points, shooting only 6-of-19 from the floor but going a perfect 10-of-10 from the charity stripe. He ripped down 19 rebounds, dished out seven assists and blocked a shot. Cedi Osman had 22 points along with eight assists and three boards. Jordan Clarkson had 19 points and four rebounds off the bench. Tristan Thompson and Collin Sexton both put in 14 points. Rodney Hood added 10 points.
NBA Betting Trends
The over is 4-0 in the last four Hawks games overall. Atlanta is 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings in Cleveland.
The Cavaliers are 6-0 ATS in their last six games after allowing 125 or more points in their previous game. Cleveland is 1-5 ATS in the last six meetings.
Atlanta is clearly going to struggle all season long and much of its focus is on developing Young as a floor general. After being run out of the gym at the Knicks and Grizzlies, expect the same here. Once the Hawks return home, that might be a good time to place a bet on them. But not tonight.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: CLEVELAND CAVALIERS -7.5