Atlanta Hawks vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds: 86% of the Handle is on Atlanta to Advance
Atlanta Hawks vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds: 86% Handle is on Atlanta to Advance
This is why we love sports. A winner take all game to advance to the playoffs is everything good about what we do here as sports fans. Atlanta is red hot right now and fresh off a beatdown of the Hornets and will travel to Cleveland to take on the Cavaliers.
Cleveland has been cold recently, coming at the exact wrong time. Will Cleveland bounce back finally or will the momentum of the Hawks be too much to handle? Here's a look at the Atlanta Hawks vs Cleveland Cavaliers odds.
Atlanta Hawks vs Cleveland Cavaliers odds
Atlanta Hawks vs Cleveland Cavaliers Moneyline
Atlanta was downright dominant in their first game in the play-in tournament beating Charlotte by 29 points. The game was essentially over in the first quarter. Yes, Cleveland has home court advantage but that's not even projected to matter as the Hawks are road favorites. The betting public is all over Atlanta who is on a heater right now and made a deep playoff run last year. 86% of the handle is on the Hawks moneyline along with 78% of the bets as well.
Atlanta Hawks vs Cleveland Cavaliers Spread
If you thought the moneyline numbers were rough, just look against the spread. 91% of the handle is on Atlanta to cover the three point spread. Atlanta covered just 45.8% of their games against the spread this year but as favorites they were 28-24 for a 53.8% cover percentage. Atlanta is both 3-1 against Cleveland straight up this year and 3-1 against the spread in their four meetings. The one loss came way back in October in their first meeting of the season.
Atlanta Hawks vs Cleveland Cavaliers Total
What's interesting here is that the handle is split evenly down the middle with 65% of the bets going to the over. There's good news for those of you who like overs, the Atlanta Hawks covered at a 58.8% clip when favored on the road. As a home underdog, Cleveland was 53.3% to the over. My lean on this one would be to the over despite the handle being fairly split.
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