NBA PLAYOFFS: ATLANTA HAWKS VS MIAMI HEAT ODDS AND PICKS
The Miami Heat (53-29) will try to finish off the Atlanta Hawks (44-39) in front of their home fans as they host Game 5 of their Eastern Conference first round playoff series at the FTX Center in Miami, Florida, on Tuesday. In today’s game, the Heat emerged as 7-point favorites against the Hawks. See more predictions in the Atlanta Hawks vs Miami Heat odds and picks in FBR’s NBA Predictions series.
BEST ODDS TO BET ON:
- Underdogs: Hawks +7 (-110)
- Hawks vs Heat Over/Under: 218 points
The Hawks (40-48 ATS) are 10-5 ATS in their last 15 games but are just 1-8 SU in their last nine matches when playing on the road against the Heat. The total has gone UNDER in six of Atlanta’s last six outings, even as the Hawks are 10-5 SU in their last 15 contests.
The Heat (49-36 ATS) went 9-2 SU in their last 11 games and 8-1 SU in their last nine matches when playing at home against the Hawks, even as the total has gone UNDER in five of Miami’s last six matches. Miami took Game 4, 110-86, to take a 3-1 lead in their best of seven series, and they will need to find a way to close out Atlanta, possibly without starters Kyle Lowry (leg) and PJ Tucker (calf), who are currently nursing injuries.
Atlanta had no match to Miami’s dominance after snatching a Game 1 victory on a clutch floater from All-Star guard Trae Young. Young, who averages 28.4 points and 9.7 assists per game, will need more support from John Collins (16.2 ppg, 7.8 rpg), Bogdan Bogdanovic (15.1 ppg) and De’Andre Hunter (13.4 ppg) to stand a chance in extending the series back for a Game 6.
Final Predictions and Picks:
- Spread — 114 Miami Heat – 107 Atlanta Hawks
- Over/Under — OVER 218 points
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Trae Young capped a 24-point performance by sinking a floater with 4.4 seconds lift to carry the Atlanta Hawks to a 111-110 victory over the Miami Heat in Game 3 to avoid going to a 0-3 hole and cut the Heat’s lead to 2-1 in their Eastern Conference first round series.
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