Cleveland Cavaliers vs Atlanta Hawks Game 1 NBA Playoff Picks


The Cleveland Cavaliers look at the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday, May 20th in Game one of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Atlanta Hawks have your home court edge in this best-of-seven game series and they are a 1-point favorite in Game 1 on Wednesday. Even though the Atlanta Hawks are the very best seed and have home court, the cav’s have LeBron James and they are listed as of a 2-1 favorite to win this series at online sportsbook. Now, let’s take a look at Game 1, NBA Playoff Picks.

NBA Playoff PicksIf the Cleveland Cavaliers are likely to win this series they have to get something out of All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving. His status for Game 1 on Wednesday is questionable as he’s tendinitis in his left knee and a strained right foot.

The Hawks won three of four games from the Cavaliers in 2010 but Blatt said the teams are far different now. “Three out of four of these games we were not similar team we are right now,” Blatt said. “We played obviously with different units the initial two games, of blowouts one of the ways or the other, and one game Bron didn’t play, and in the fourth game in Atlanta, we played with the total squad more or less at the end of an extremely tough stretch. Nevertheless the Atlanta Hawks have been in the Eastern Conference finals not by surprise.”

All games in the normal season between the teams were high scoring with three of the four seeing 210 combined points being scored and exceeding the total. Six of the last seven in the series have gone over the NBA betting odds at the online sportsbook. The Hawks have won 8 of the last 10 overall in the series including the last three in Atlanta.

NBA Playoff Picks -I will take the Atlanta Hawks in Game 1 on Wednesday and also play the overall game over the total.


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