(NBA) Cleveland vs. Atlanta, 12/30/2014 2:30 PM, Score: 101 - 109
Money Line: -160.00 Atlanta (Home)
Result: Win
This is an 8* play on the Atlanta Hawks.

LeBron James and the Cavs are coming off a 103-80 home loss to the Detroit Pistons. After the game LeBron said: "Right now we're just not very good in every aspect of the game that we need to be to compete every night."

Rumors persist that there may be a discord between players and head coach David Blatt, and some have suggested his job might be in danger.

One thing is for certain, the Cavs just aren't good enough defensively to compete with the league's top teams, and playing on the road at Atlanta is an unlikely spot for that to change.

The Hawks are 13-3 at home, and they are 15-2 in their last 17 overall. PG Jeff Teague appears to be back to 100%, scoring a team high 25 points in the win over Milwaukee on Saturday after sitting out three games with a sore hamstring.

The Cavs will get Kyrie Irving back tonight, but they are still thin down the middle after losing Varejao for the season.

Take ATL.


Jesse Schule