Atlanta Hawks vs Cleveland Cavs by Tennisguy
I am a bit surprised that Cleveland has such huge odds because even dough Atlanta has played well in the past month I don't necessarily see that as such be favorites in this one as the odds might suggest.
I guess one of the main reasons why the odds are so big for the Cavs is because of their last match in which they lost pretty badly to Detroit 80-103. That being said they had almost 2 days of rest and I am very sure they put that behind them now. Today is actually LeBron James' 30th birthday and for that reason I believe him and the team will be very motivated to do well in this match. Sure this might not seem like the an important factor but I think it actually is beacuse the motivation in a NBA team is one of the basics keys to success.
Atlanta does have a good record at home with 13 wins and only 3 losses. That being said thier last match at home was a complete disaster as they lost to a huge difference to Milwaukee Bucks 77-107. In terms of team chemistry I guess Atlanta has more on the plus side compared to Cleveland but in terms of roster talent and overall quality there is no doubt who is better side.
I think this is actually going to be a close match in the first half but as the match will progress I believe Cleveland will take control and they will actually win pretty comfortably. This match actually reminds me of the match Cleveland had against Toronto on the road in the beginning of this month when they actually had very similar odds and they ended up getting a very easy win. I think that will be the case today as well so Cleveland is a very good pick in my opinion .
|Cleveland to win||Bet365||2.70||10||109-101 LOST (-10 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.