Rogers' *10* 1st Half Coach's Clinic (Hawks/Cavs) - Off 5-1 Sunday!
Atlanta vs. Cleveland,
05/02/2016 19:00 EDT,
Score: 93 - 104
Total: -105/+200½ Over
The Cleveland Cavaliers swept the Pistons in their Eastern Conference first round series while the Atlanta Hawks defeated the Celtics in six games. I think we are in for a wild game at Quicken Loans Arena Monday night, and I'm taking the over in this contest.
Here are my keys to the game:
1. Kyrie Irving - The Cavaliers' point guard dominated the series against Detroit with 27.5 points per game while making 47.1 percent of his 3-pointers. Lebron James and Irving combined to score 54.8 points per game in the three against Atlanta during the season and Atlanta's defense will surely have its hands full in tonight.
2. Previous Meetings - Four of the past five meetings overall and six of the past seven meetings in Cleveland have gone over the total. Each of the three regular-season meetings this season went well over the posted total and the over is 4-1 in Atlanta's last five vs. teams with a winning straight up record.
3. X-Factor - Paul Millsap has averaged 24 points per game over the past three games and his presence inside will be key to Atlanta's success.
Selection: This is a play on ATL@CLE to go OVER the total 1st half (10*)