The Cavs are getting a really tough draw here, its a shame that a team with such a great turnaround this year are running into these Hawks. Because the Hawks look like they’re back. If Jarrett Allen were playing, the Cavs might have a chance to just overpower Atlanta on the boards and win in the paint. But Clint Capela dominated last night and if he brings the same energy then they can put this game on guards, which is a game the Hawks win.
@KeepTheJuice21 NBA Play-In Picks - 4/15
Atlanta Hawks (43-39) @ Cleveland Cavaliers (44-38)
HAWKS -2.5 @ -110
New Orleans Pelicans (36-46) @ Los Angeles Clippers (42-40)
When the Clippers lost Paul George and Kawhi early in the season, not many gave them a chance. But the team scraped their way through and it seemed like they could really turn a corner when they did insert the stars back into the lineup. But they look more and more like the same old Clippers. Meanwhile the Pelicans have actually found a lineup that works, CJ McCollum has revamped the offense and Brandon Ingram isn’t showing any signs of rust. The Pelicans should have a great chance of winning this one outright.