Sam Martin's 15* NBA BOUNCE-BACK GAME OF THE WEEK!: Last night the Whiz Kid has a big BOUNCE-BACK WINNER on the Bucks, who COVERED THE SPREAD BY 33 POINTS!! That came after an awful Monday, but Sam has now had WINNING DAYS IN FIVE OF HIS LAST SIX DAYS OVERALL!! Tonight one NBA team also looks to bounce back, and we're cashing in!!
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers at Atlanta Hawks Mar 21 2012 7:35PM
Prediction: Atlanta Hawks
Grade: Loser (-110)
Reason: 15* Play on Atlanta. This is a great bounce-back spot for the Hawks, who are coming off an awful offensive performance against Boston their last time out, scoring just 76 points and breaking a run of scoring triple-digits in four of their last five previous games. One of those occurrences happened just a few days ago in a game we backed Atlanta over these Cavaliers, and Atlanta came through with a big 103-87 victory and ATS cover against Cleveland. We'll back the Hawks again here tonight to regain their offensive confidence and win this game comfortably.
Atlanta shot 51% from the field and held Cleveland to just 39% shooting in that win, which was the fourth straight game Cleveland allowed at least 50% shooting (held New Jersey to 42% shooting in their most recent outing). And while that defensive effort against New Jersey was a step in the right direction, we're not convinced the Cavs can keep that defensive intensity on the road against a much better offense.
Atlanta showed on the court how much better they are than the Cavs, and we look for the Hawks to gain motivation from their awful performance against Boston to really come out focused here tonight. The Hawks have now beaten the Cavs by double-digits in each of their last six meetings, and we look for another blowout win by the Hawks tonight! 15* Play on Atlanta.