Point Spread: 7.00 | -107.00 Atlanta (Away)
The Cavs rallied to win in Boston last night, but victory doesn't inspire much confidence that this Cleveland team is anywhere near where it wants to be. They trailed by 17 points heading into the fourth quarter, but out-scored the Celtics 38-20 for the one point victory.
They face a tough challenge tonight with the Atlanta Hawks coming to town, coming off a home win over Miami. The Hawks have stepped it up defensively, allowing opponents to average 95.3 points over their last four games. Atlanta has taken 12 of it's last 14 meetings versus Cleveland, but that was without LeBron.
James scored a season high 41 points last night, but the Cavs needed every one of those after allowing Boston to score 42 points in the third quarter. The bookmakers are asking the home team to cover a big spread here, and I think the value lies with the visitors.