Hawks vs Cavaliers 2022 NBA Play-In Tournament: Odds, how to watch, more

Hawks Cavaliers NBA Play-In Tournament
Mar 31, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Hawks forward De’Andre Hunter (12) and center Clint Capela (15) box out Cleveland Cavaliers center Moses Brown (6) in the second quarter at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

2022 NBA Play-In Tournament: Atlanta Hawks at Cleveland Cavaliers

How to Watch:

  • Date: Friday, April 15
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, OH
  • TV: ESPN

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Tale of the Tape:

Hawks STAT Cavaliers
43-39 Record 44-38
113.9 (6th) Points Per Game 107.8 (25th)
112.4 (21st) Points Allowed Per Game 105.7 (5th)
8-2 Last Ten 3-7
16-25 on the road Home/Away Record 25-16 at home
2nd Off Efficiency Rating 20th
26th Def Efficiency Rating 5th

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Atlanta leaders:

Trae Young
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  • Trae Young, PG: 28.4 PPG, 9.7 APG, 90.4 FT%, 38.2% 3PT
  • De’Andre Hunter, SF: 13.4 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 37.9% 3PT
  • Clint Capela, C: 11.1 PPG, 11.9 RPG, 1.3 BPG, 61.3% FG


Cleveland leaders:

Darius Garland
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  • Darius Garland, PG: 24.6 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 8.6 APG, 46.2% FG
  • Evan Mobley, C: 15.0 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 2.5 APG
  • Kevin Love, PF: 13.6 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 2.2 APG

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Key Injuries:

  • John Collins, ATL: Out (foot, finger)
  • Collin Sexton, Cavs: Out (left meniscus tear)
  • Jarrett Allen, Cavs: Doubtful (finger)


Odds, Lines, and Past Performance:

  • Head-to-head record: ATL 3-1 during the 2021-22 season.
  • Season Stats: The Hawks were 3-1 ATS vs. Cleveland this season. Three of the four games went over the O/U total.
  • ATS Record: ATL 38-45 ATS; CLE 43-36-4 ATS
  • ATS Home/Away: ATL 14-27 on the road; CLE 22-17-2 at home
  • Pace of Play: ATL is 17th in pace, CLE is 25th

The Pick:

  • The Hawks aren’t a good road team, which under most circumstances would see me take the home team. However, Atlanta has been pretty solid and reliable against Cleveland this season.
  • This really comes down to conflicting philosophies. While Darius Garland has answered the bell with Collin Sexton out, the Cavs are a slow, offensively-challenged team that has been slumping mightily as of late. They’ve eclipsed the 110-point mark just four times in their last 10 games — and for a team predicated on defense, an average of 113.1 points per game during that same stretch isn’t good news.
  • It’s a difficult time to have such struggles, especially when they’re about to face Trae Young, who has been red-hot as of late. Not only has he averaged 32.3 points over his last seven games, but he’s shooting 38.5% from three-point range to go with 10.3 assists per outing. Against the Cavaliers, he’s eclipsed the 30-point mark three out of four games, including a 41-point effort on Feb. 15.

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