Authored by NBA Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 Basketball game on Wednesday Night December 17, 2014 at 7:00 pm EST.
The (17-7) Atlanta Hawks of the Eastern Conference Southeast division will make the trip from the Peach State to the city known as the “Mistake on the Lake” to take on the (14-9) Cleveland Cavaliers of the Eastern Conference Central division in 2014 NBA action. The team will play at Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. This Sports Handicapper believes the Atlanta Hawks are being overlooked; they have won eight of ten straight up. The Cleveland Cavaliers along with Chicago are competing for supremacy in the East. The betting line has Atlanta as a six-point road underdog Against The Point Spread, and the betting odds total is at 201′ points for Wednesday’s game.
The 2014-15 Atlanta Hawks beat the Chicago Bulls 93-86 on December 15th and are set to face Dallas and Houston, two formidable opponents on the road after their visit to Northeast Ohio. The betting odds over is 5-1 Cleveland last six on the road, and the total has also come in the last four meetings. Atlanta is 3-1 Against The Point Spread, going over the betting odds total three times and staying under once on NBA Expert Picks their last four on the road. Atlanta has a balance of good offense and solid defense on their current run. Guard Jeff Teague is emerging as one of the premier point guards in the league.
The 2014-15 Cleveland Cavaliers beat Charlotte 97-88 in their last game on December 15th. The betting odds under is 7-0-1 Cleveland last eight games playing on one day’s rest and the over is 4-1 the last five meetings between the teams played at the “Q”. Atlanta is 2-3 Against The Spread, going over the total twice and staying under three times their last five on the road. The key to an Atlanta win is to play defense and not try to shoot too many three points shots if the Hawks stay composed they have a shot.
Free Pick: Cleveland-6.