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Cavaliers vs. Hawks Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for November 21 (Cleveland Slows Fast-Paced Atlanta)

Isaiah De Los Santos
Find Cavaliers vs. Hawks predictions, betting odds, moneyline, spread, over/under and more for the November 21 NBA matchup.
Find Cavaliers vs. Hawks predictions, betting odds, moneyline, spread, over/under and more for the November 21 NBA matchup. / (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
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Cavaliers vs. Hawks Game Info

  • Date: Monday, November 21, 2022
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse -- Cleveland, Ohio
  • Coverage: BSOH and BSSE

Monday's slate of NBA games includes a matchup between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks. Cleveland has won two in a row, most recently taking down the Miami Heat 113-87 on Sunday.

Atlanta is also coming off of a victory. They dispatched the Toronto Raptors 124-122 on Saturday night.

Cavaliers vs. Hawks Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: CLE: (-136) | ATL: (+116)
  • Spread: CLE: -2.5 (-114) | ATL: +2.5 (-106)
  • Total: 226 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Cavs enter this contest as a slight favorite on the moneyline (136) and spread (-2.5). Visiting Atlanta is +116 on the moneyline to win Monday. The 226-point over/under is one of the highest of tonight's slate.

Cavaliers vs. Hawks Betting Trends

  • The Cavaliers won 41 games against the spread last season, while failing to cover or pushing 41 times.
  • The Hawks had an ATS record of 5-16 as underdogs of 2.5 points or greater last year.
  • Last season, 37 Cavaliers games went over the point total.
  • In 82 Hawks games last year, 43 of them hit the over.

Cavaliers vs. Hawks Prediction & Pick

The Hawks would prefer to play an up-tempo, high-scoring game. However, the Cavaliers are built to neutralize those strengths. Cleveland's defense has been one of the best in the league to start the year, ranking seventh in fewest points per game allowed and third in defensive rating. J.B. Bickerstaff's squad also plays at the second-slowest pace in the league, which allows them to control how the game unfolds.

Atlanta's just been too inconsistent lately to trust, alternating wins and losses in each of their last six outings. Cleveland should be able to keep this talented backcourt at bay.

Prediction: Cavaliers: 118 | Hawks: 105

Cavaliers vs. Hawks Best Bet

John Collins is prone to bad nights on the boards when facing tough frontcourts. Matchups in the paint don't get much tougher than the Cavs, who run out a steady stable of bigs like Jarrett Allen, Evan Mobley, Kevin Love and Robin Lopez. Collins has fallen short of 7 rebounds in six of his last eight games, making the plus-money here awfully attractive here.

Bet: John Collins Under 6.5 Rebounds (+102)

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Isaiah De Los Santos is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Isaiah De Los Santos also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username zayyy05328. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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