The Miami Heat (53-29) are determined to hold home court as they host the Atlanta Hawks (45-40) in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference first round playoff series at the FTX Arena in South Florida on Tuesday. In today’s game, the Heat are 7.5-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 +7.5 (-110)
- Hawks vs Heat Over/Under: 219 points
The Hawks (39-46 ATS) were 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games but are just 1-7 SU in their last eight matches when playing on the road against the Heat. The total has gone UNDER in seven of Atlanta’s last eight matches, even as the Hawks are 9-3 SU in their last 12 outings.
The Heat (47-35-1 ATS) went 7-1 SU in their last eight matches when playing at home against the Hawks and are 4-1 ATS in their last five games at home. Miami took Game 1, 115-91, to sustain its impressive finish in the regular season where it won six of its last nine contests.
Atlanta lost starting center Clint Capella to a knee injury in Game 1, although guard Bogdanovic (ankle) is probable to play in Game 2. The Hawks are expecting a bounce-back performance from All-Star guard Trae Young (28.4 points per game), who was held to just eight points in Game 1, is aching to put on a better show while forward Danilo Gallinari (11.7 ppg) hopes to sustain his form after putting up 17 points the last time.
Final Predictions and Picks:
- Spread — 112 Miami Heat – 110 Atlanta Hawks
- Over/Under — OVER 219 points
A look at last time’s predictions:
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