The Hawks vs. Cavaliers live stream online and televised 2016 NBA game on Monday night features two teams headed for the postseason, with both looking to lock up home court advantage for at least the first round. At 56-24, Cleveland owns the best overall record in the Eastern Conference, while the 48-32 Atlanta Hawks currently hold the No. 3 spot in the East. Right now, Atlanta is just a game ahead of Boston and Miami for that spot though, so a loss could make things that much more interesting. Tonight’s 2016 NBA live streaming online and TV coverage of the game comes through multiple sources around the nation.
According to ESPN.com in their April 11 report, there are several games on Monday night which will impact the latest playoff picture for the Eastern Conference. Among them are a key matchup with the Charlotte Hornets against the Boston Celtics and this particular game with the Hawks visiting the Cavaliers. The Hawks, Celtics and Hornets are part of what’s being described as a “logjam” when it comes to the Nos. 3-6 seeds in the East. Atlanta currently owns that homecourt spot, but Boston and Charlotte both want it as does Miami. Tonight’s Hornets-Celtics winner will likely put themselves in a better spot to snag the 3 or 4 spot. Should Atlanta win, it helps them keep a lock on their No. 3 spot even more. Each of the teams has just two games left including tonight’s.
Cleveland comes into this game after losing a close game 105-102 to the Chicago Bulls, a team that has failed to make the postseason. That particular loss also hurt the Cavs a bit in terms of locking up their top spot in the East. The Toronto Raptors are currently just two games behind them in the standings, giving this game extra meaning for LeBron, Kyrie and the Cavs. Atlanta hosted Cleveland at the start of the month, with LeBron scoring 29 and the Cavs getting a 110-108 overtime win. Tonight’s game should certainly have the feel of a tough playoff battle, as playoff implications are definitely at stake for both squads. A win by Cleveland not only helps with grabbing the East’s top spot, but also gives them a season sweep over these Hawks as well.
The line for this game shows the Cleveland Cavs as a five-point favorite on the latest point spread. Atlanta has been 18-21 away against the spread and 10-10 as the underdog. The Cavs are 32-37-1 as the favorite and 17-21-1 at home ATS. Tonight’s over/under points total is a combined 203 points for the game. On the moneyline, the Cavaliers are -230 favorites while the Hawks are +195 underdogs. Future odds to win the NBA Finals at Vegas Insider now show Cleveland as tied for second favorite with the Spurs at 4 to 1 odds, while the Atlanta Hawks are currently an 80 to 1 longshot. The Golden State Warriors lead all teams with odds of 1 to 2 to win the championship this postseason.
Monday’s Hawks vs. Cavs NBA game gets started at approximately 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Live television coverage of the game will be available in the United States on NBA TV. Fox Sports Ohio will have regional TV coverage for the home team Cavaliers. To watch the game live streaming online, subscribers will need to have Fox Sports Go (with Fox Sports Ohio), or the NBA League Pass season pass subscription, or a League Pass subscription plan which includes one of these teams. Sirius XM Satellite Radio customers can listen to the live audio coverage for the Cavs on channel 106, or coverage of the Hawks on Internet channel 880 starting at 6:30 p.m. ET Monday night.