Game 2 Total Score to Go Over NBA Odds in Cavaliers vs. Hawks

Charles Stark

Friday, May 22, 2015 11:19 AM GMT

After some bad shooting from beyond the arc I am betting over the NBA odds total set as the Atlanta Hawks will shoot better today when they meet up with the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2.

Pace and Pace
I know it is called pace and space but after only getting off 77 shots in game one I think the Hawks will be pushing things a bit more in this Playoffs seres to get more to their average of 82 shots per game.  They also only shot 23 three pointers at 17%, but on the year they averaged almost 27 per game at 37%.  The Cavs on the other hand played pretty much to their averages on all offensive fronts from field goal percentage from the field and beyond the arc to total shots per game. 

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More Pace and Pace
In my opinion in order for the Hawks to win game two they are going to have to push some tempo and get into some transition points.  I think both teams will be ready to get out and run a little bit too this second game.  On the year these teams combined for an average of 24 fast break points per game, but in this game one that was down to 17.  

Place your NBA picks with confidence, looking for both teams to push the pace a bit more in this game, and definitely look for the Hawks to hit more threes.  I like the over in this spot and for this game to get well into the 200’s.

NBA Picks: Over 196.5 at Pinnacle Sports