2016 NBA Season:Atlanta Hawks vs. Cleveland CavaliersNovember 08, 2016 by Marc Jerbs

On Tuesday, the Atlanta Hawks will visit the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio and face the Cleveland Cavaliers in an Eastern Conference regular season matchup. Game time is set at 8PM ET.

The Atlanta Hawks will test the mettle of the defending NBA champions and will attempt to give Cleveland its first loss of the season. Atlanta stop its two-game losing streak with a 112-97 rout of the Houston Rockets over the weekend.

PF Paul Millsap 17.8 points per game leads the entire Atlanta roster in their first six games. C Dwight Howards controls the glass as he averages 12.3 rebound per game. PG Dennis Schroder handles the ball well as contributes 6.5 assists per game.

The Cleveland Cavaliers unblemished 5-0 record got a big scare against the young core of the Philadelphia in their last game. The Cavs was pushed to the limit by the 76ers but eventually managed to hold on a 1-point win to up their perfect season start to 6-0.

PG Kyrie Irving leads the Cavaliers in scoring with 23 point per game on 43.6% FG shooting. C Tristan Thompson controls the board with 10.8 rebounds per game while SF Lebron James dishes out 10.7 assists per game in their first six games.

The basketball handicappers have installed the Cleveland Cavaliers as an 8.5-point favorite to beat the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.