Atlanta Hawks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers October 12 Preseason Betting Preview
The preseason is well underway, as both the Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers hope to be in the middle of the Eastern Conference Playoff picture this upcoming season.
Hawks vs. Cavaliers Odds
The odds for this game favor the Cavs with a point spread of -2 at (-110).
The over/under is 223.5, and the moneyline is Cavs (-130), Hawks (+110).
Donovan Mitchell Looks To Make Huge Impact
The Cavs are expected to do huge things this season now that they acquired Donovan Mitchell to go along with their amazing core in place with Darius Garland, Jarrett Allen, and Evan Mobley.
This team didn’t make the playoffs last season after falling to the Brooklyn Nets and Atlanta Hawks in both of their play-in tournament games, but the message the team sent last year was clear that they’re well ahead of schedule and legit.
Garland really found himself morphing into a deadly scorer and playmaker at the point guard position. Allen established himself as a great rim protector and finisher at the rim, as he qualified for his first-ever All-Star Game.
Mobley showed that he is well ahead of schedule as well, with his ability to score in a multitude of ways.
With Mitchell in the fold, this team is expected to be one of the best in their conference.
Mitchell will look to be the go-to scoring presence that the Cavs so desperately needed last season, as Mitchell is a guard that can create his own shot on the perimeter, attack the rim and utilize the mid-range to his advantage.
With all the right surrounding pieces around Mitchell, there is no reason why this team can’t be in Finals contention this season.
Trae Young is one of the elite players the NBA has to offer, as he can dial it up from three and get all of his teammates involved into the flow of the game.
The addition of Dejounte Murray should prove to be a huge one for them, as he will come in and take a ton of defensive pressure off of Young while also picking up the slack as a playmaker.
The Hawks still have John Collins in the mix as a reliable stretch big who can also attack the rim. Collins is an efficient scorer in that he doesn’t force the action, he lets the game come to him.
Clint Capela should continue to be the rim-protecting and rebounding presence that the Hawks need.
If all falls right, this team can go deep in the playoffs this upcoming season.
Hawks vs. Cavaliers Pick
The Cavs are favored, but it will depend on how much run their regulars get.
With the Cavs hoping to build chemistry around their new core of Donovan Mitchell, Darius Garland, Evan Mobley, and Jarrett Allen, we can expect to see them play a decent amount of minutes, so expect the Cavs to win and cover.
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