Cleveland Cavaliers have the brooms in hand to close out a sweep of the Number 1 seed Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference finals. In their last four games, Cavaliers are 3-1 ATS and 6-0 straight up.
The Hawks come off a demoralizing loss in a Game 3 overtime after losing Al Horford to a flagrant foul 2 ejection.
LeBron James does not want to go back to Atlanta for a Game 5 and needs the rest after carrying his team in Game 3.
Going into Game 4, Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving is a game time decision. With the Cavs up 3-0 in the series, it would be a surprise to see Irving start and have him rested for the upcoming Finals or a Game 5 if necessary.
Game 4 Odds courtesy of Bovada.com
Cleveland -7.5 O194
Atlanta +7.5 U194
Betting public is at 65% with Atlanta while 62% is backing the Over in this game.
Cavaliers are 0-12 ATS at home off a win as a favorite in which they trailed by 10+ points
Cavaliers are 1-7 as a home favorite after a win since April 5, 2015
Teams are 13-2 ATS as a dog since May 12, 2015
Teams are 5-0 ATS on the road after a game as a dog since May 14, 2015
Atlanta Hawks +7.5 or better
Though Atlanta is 6-9 ATS this NBA playoffs, the Hawks will be a desperate team to extend the series. The betting trends show overwhelming support for the dog in these playoffs.