Heading into this early season matchup, the Cleveland Cavaliers (9-6) will square off against the Atlanta Hawks (10-6) in Cleveland on Monday, November 21 at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. Still in the early part of the season, each of these teams will of course be searching for a win in this game as they look to establish a rhythym for the rest of the year. The action starts at 7:00 PM ET, so make sure to place your bets and tune in!
For context about Monday’s early-season showdown, how have the Cavaliers and the Hawks stacked up against each other in the past?
So far this season, these squads haven’t played yet and the Cavs are readying themselves for their first bout with the Hawks. In their most recent meeting on October 12, 2022, the score was 105-99 in favor of the Cavs. In that game, the Cavaliers had a 52.87% field goal percentage and a 41.03% three pointer percentage, whereas the Hawks had a 53.75% field goal percentage and shot 44.44% from the perimenter. Elsewhere on the stat sheet, Cleveland came away with 49 rebounds and 30 assists while Atlanta wound up with 60 boards and 17 assists.
Betting Preview for the Atlanta Hawks vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Game on November 21 2022
Where: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio
When: Monday, November 21, 2022
Betting on the Atlanta Hawks
Record: 10-6 | Southeast Division Standing: 1
The Atlanta Hawks have won six out of their last 10 games and are the division leader right now. In their previous game they outplayed the Chicago Bulls, 104-124, due to Trae Young’s exemplary contribution, the squad conquered their opponents. Furthermore, Young accounted for 37 points (83.33 FG%, five 3-pointers) and Cam Reddish had 15 points (54.55 FG%). Check out our analysis further down to learn how this performance has shaped their odds for the upcoming game against Cleveland on Monday.
Absences and Injuries
In terms of injuries, the Hawks are short Bogdan Bogdanovic (Knee).
Betting on the Cleveland Cavaliers
Record: 9-6 | Central Division Standing: 2
The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Charlotte 49ers in their most recent game on Wednesday, 121-114, due to steady efforts from Larry Nance Jr. and Darius Garland. Nance Jr. was responsible for 13 points (55.56 FG%) and 13 rebounds, whereas Darius Garland chipped in 22 points (53.85 FG%). The Cavs are currently in 4th place in the conference. Be sure to read our odds analysis for Monday’s game below and consider how the team’s recent form could influence their meeting versus Atlanta.
Absences and Injuries
The Cavaliers are without Dean Wade (Knee), Kevin Love (Thumb), Dylan Windler (Ankle), and Ricky Rubio (Knee).
Hawks vs Cavs | Moneyline, Over/Under and Point Spread Odds
Moneyline Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers (-130) at FanDuel
Coming into this game, the Cleveland Cavaliers are considered the favorite. The squad enters this matchup sporting a winning percentage of 50% in the last 10 games (a record of five wins and five losses) while the winning percentage of the Atlanta Hawks on the other hand, is greater at 60% in the last 10 games (six wins and four losses).
Over/Under Pick: Over 224.5 Total Points (-110) at FanDuel
It is predicted that the total score for the game will be over 224.5.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have registered 115.3 points an outing over their most recent 10 games. On the other hand, the Atlanta Hawks have logged an average of 114.0 points a game in the 10 games since October 30.
Spread Pick: Atlanta Hawks +2.5 Points (-110) at FanDuel
The Atlanta Hawks will need to lose by less than the amount of the spread or win outright in order to cover.
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