Free NBA Picks Today: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Atlanta Hawks 11/21/22

Free NBA Picks Today: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Atlanta Hawks 11/21/22
Mon 21st November 2022

The Cleveland Cavaliers (10-6, 6-1 Home) host the Atlanta Hawks (10-6, 4-3 Away) Monday in a game that could see a lot of points. Atlanta squeaked by the Toronto Raptors 124-122 in overtime at State Farm Arena on Saturday. With 33 points and 12 assists, Trae Young had a standout performance. The Hawks are three games back in the Eastern Conference, currently sitting in third.

Cleveland is playing on back-to-back days after winning in impressive fashion yesterday at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, beating the Miami Heat 113-87. Darius Garland had 25 points and seven assists, carrying the team. The Cavaliers are the third seed in the Eastern Conference.

The teams are meeting for the first time this season. Atlanta won three out of four games between the teams last season, including a 131-107 triumph in their last meeting at State Farm Arena on March 31, their fourth straight head-to-head victory.

Young led the Hawks with 30 points and nine assists. Cedi Osman had 21 points and six rebounds in the loss. Young is averaging 27.3 points per game, best in the NBA, to lead the Hawks in scoring this season. Young also has dished 9.5 assists per game, most in the NBA. Meanwhile, Clint Capela is grabbing 11.8 rebounds.

Donovan Mitchell has supplied much of the Cavs’ offense, averaging 29.9 points per game. He has the No. 1 scoring average in the NBA. Mitchell also has recorded 5.8 assists per game, most in the NBA. Jarrett Allen has collected 11.1 rebounds per game.

The Hawks and the Cavaliers rank as two of the highest-scoring teams in the league, tied for third with 115.2 points per game on average. The Hawks have come up short in recent trips to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, losing six of the last 10.

Meanwhile, the Cavaliers are 1-1 this season when playing the second of a back-to-back and 1-0 in such games against opponents with at least a day of rest. The Hawks are 2-0 with a rest advantage.Atlanta is 6-4 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -1.2 (114.0-115.2). Cleveland has split the last 10 (5-5), scoring 114.5 points per game on average while holding opponents to 110.4 (+4.1 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points per game:
Clint Capela: 15.2 | 11.5 | +3.7


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Lamar Stevens: 15.3 | 9.7 | +5.5
Caris LeVert: 12.2 | 20.9 | -8.7
Points per game:
Darius Garland: 31.0 | 23.7 | +7.3
Caris LeVert: 6.0 | 11.6 | -5.6
Rebounds per game:
Evan Mobley: 12.2 | 8.3 | +3.9

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Cleveland Cavs (-140)

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