The Hawks went 4-2 with a 112-97 win over the Houston Rockets at home on Saturday. All five Hawks starters were in double figures; power forward Paul Millsap led the way with 23 points and 11 rebounds, and center Dwight Howard had 20 points and 14 rebounds in his first game against the team he left in the offseason.
The Cavaliers are coming off a 102-101 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on the road on Saturday. Small forward LeBron James became the 10th-leading scorer in NBA history, putting up 25 points, 14 assists and eight rebounds. Power forward Kevin Love added 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Cavs. The Cavaliers won their last 11 meetings with the Hawks straight up, covering in nine of those games. In addition, Cleveland has swept Atlanta in the last two postseasons. The Hawks are 8.5-point underdogs for tonight’s matchup, with the total set at 207 as we go to press.
NBA Odds: Cavaliers Host Hawks in Eastern Conference ClashThe Cleveland Cavaliers have dominated the Atlanta Hawks in recent years, and they’re 8.5-point favorites to continue the domination when they host the Hawks at 7 PM ET tonight.
The Cavaliers are 6-0 after edging the Philadelphia 76ers 102-101 on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Hawks are 4-2 SU and ATS, and they’re coming off a win against the Houston Rockets. Center Dwight Howard got revenge on his former team with 20 points and 14 rebounds. The Hawks will hope Howard improves their chances against the Cavs, who’ve won their last 11 games against the Hawks, including two straight playoff sweeps.