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:
|113.9 (6th)||Points Per Game||107.8 (25th)|
|112.4 (21st)||Points Allowed Per Game||105.7 (5th)|
|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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- 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
- 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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- 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 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.