2019-20 NBA – Atlanta Hawks @ Cleveland Cavaliers Preview & Pick

THE FACTS

When is Atlanta Hawks @ Cleveland Cavaliers taking place? Thursday 13th February, 2020 – 00:00 (UK)

Where is Atlanta Hawks @ Cleveland Cavaliers taking place? Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

What channel is Atlanta Hawks @ Cleveland Cavaliers on? FOX Sports Ohio, FOX Sports Southeast - Atlanta

Where can I stream Atlanta Hawks @ Cleveland Cavaliers? If the game is televised on Sky Sports, subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go / NBA League Pass subscribers can stream every game live on the online service, FOX Sports GO

Where can I get tickets for Atlanta Hawks @ Cleveland Cavaliers? https://nbatickets.nba.com/

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Atlanta Hawks 118 – 121 Cleveland Cavaliers

THE TEAM NEWS

ATLANTA HAWKS

  • The Hawks are coming off an 135-126 loss against the Orlando Magic and they have been a bit inconsistent of late, posting a 2-4 mark over the last six contests. They remain near the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings with a 15-40 record.
  • Atlanta could be depleted on their frontcourt since Clint Capela and Skal Labissiere have both been ruled out until after the All-Star break. Meanwhile, DeAndre’ Bembry and Cam Reddish are both questionable.
  • One player to watch here should be star point guard Trae Young. The second-year guard, who will be an All-Star this season, posted 29 points Monday against the Magic. He has scored over 25 points in each of his last four outings.

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS

  • The Cavaliers have been one of the worst teams in the Eastern Conference over the last few weeks since they enter this game on a six-game losing streak, while winning just one of their last six. They are coming off a 133-92 loss against Los Angeles Clippers and, as a result, they sit dead last in the East with a 13-40 record.
  • Cleveland will be without Dylan Windler for the entire season while Ante Zizic is dealing with an illness, and he should be treated as questionable. No other Cleveland player is absent or doubtful for Wednesday’s tilt, though.
  • Collin Sexton should be Cleveland’s player to watch in this contest. He has topped the 20-point plateau in six of his last seven games, averaging 22.6 points per game during that seven-game stretch.

THE PREDICTION

There’s no question both of these two teams are among the worst squads in the Eastern Conference, and both occupy the final two spots in the Conference standings. To make things even more complicated, the Cavaliers are the worst team at home in the East thanks to a 6-22 record. Atlanta also have more game-changing players in Trae Young and John Collins, while the Cavs do not have much in their arsenal. It will be a high-scoring affair, but the Hawks should be treated as favourites here.

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