Hawks vs. Cavaliers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 28 (Offenses Trade Buckets Inside State Farm Arena)
By Larry Rupp
Hawks vs. Cavaliers Game Info
- Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2023
- Time: 7:30 PM ET
- Venue: State Farm Arena -- Atlanta, Georgia
- Coverage: BSSE and BSOH
The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Tuesday with six more games, including a battle between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks. The Cavaliers rank fourth in the Eastern Conference with a 48-28 record, while the Hawks check in eighth with a 37-38 record. Fans are in for an intense battle.
Cleveland enters as a victor in six of its last seven games following a 108-91 win over the Houston Rockets on Sunday. Meanwhile, Atlanta has now dropped five of its last eight games thanks to a 123-119 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday. Which playoff hopeful will win on Tuesday evening?
Hawks vs. Cavaliers Odds & Spread
- All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: ATL: (-102) | CLE: (-116)
- Spread: ATL: +1 (-110) | CLE: -1 (-110)
- Total: 235.5 -- Over: (-112) | Under: (-108)
The Cavaliers enter this contest as slight road favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 235.5 points, which ranks as the highest of Tuesday's projected totals.
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Hawks vs. Cavaliers Betting Trends
- The Cavaliers compiled a 41-36-5 record against the spread last season.
- The Hawks' ATS record as underdogs of 1 point or more was 10-21 last season.
- Last season, the combined scoring went over the point total 37 times in Cavaliers games.
- Out of 82 Hawks games last year, 43 hit the over.
Hawks vs. Cavaliers Prediction & Pick
The Cavaliers clinched a playoff spot after Sunday's victory, but don't think that means they are going to be taking it easy for the next two weeks. After all, Cleveland is still within reach of the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference. It runs into a Hawks team that is playing with everything on the line, though.
Atlanta needs every win it can get as it looks to avoid the play-in tournament. The Hawks have gotten the better of the Cavaliers as of late, winning five of the last six head-to-head matchups. They have a health advantage entering Tuesday, too, as Jarrett Allen & Isaac Okoro are banged up for Cleveland.
I'll back the Hawks to pull off a small upset here as they look to keep pace in a tight playoff race.
Final Score Prediction: Hawks: 123 | Cavaliers: 119
Hawks vs. Cavaliers Best Bet
The Hawks play at the ninth-fastest pace in the NBA and keeping the Cavs on their toes with quick possessions is one way to break down what is a dominant defensive unit. It also bodes well for a high-scoring game. The total has hit the over in four of the last six games between Atlanta and Cleveland.
The over has also cashed in each of the Cavaliers' last five away games as well as in six of their last eight games overall. Atlanta ranks fourth in points per game (118.0) and Cleveland ranks sixth in shooting percentage (48.8%). Trust stars like Donovan Mitchell and Trae Young to ball out on Tuesday.
Bet: Over 235.5 Total Points (-112)
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