NBA PLAYOFFS: MIAMI HEAT VS ATLANTA HAWKS ODDS AND PICKS
The Miami Heat (53-29) brace for a dogfight as they attempt to move a win away from a sweep when they visit the Hawks (43-39) in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference first round playoff series at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, on Friday. In today’s game, the Heat barely emerged as a close 1.5-point favorite against the Hawks. See more predictions in the Miami Heat vs Atlanta Hawks odds and picks in FBR’s NBA Predictions series.
BEST ODDS TO BET ON:
- Underdogs: Hawks +1.5 (-110)
- Heat vs Hawks Over/Under: 221.5 points
The Hawks (39-47 ATS) went 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games and are 5-1 SU in their last six matches played on a Friday. The total has gone UNDER in eight of Atlanta’s last nine outings, even as the Hawks are 9-4 SU in their last 13 contests.
The Heat (48-35-1 ATS) are 7-1 SU in their last eight games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference, even as the total has gone OVER in four of Miami’s last five matches on the road. Miami repeated over Atlanta, 115-105, in Game 2 on Tuesday, but remains vulnerable in Game 3 as starters Bam Adebayo (quad) and PJ Tucker (calf) are nursing injuries although both were listed as Questionable for Friday’s match.
Atlanta is getting huge numbers from All-Star Trae Young, who is averaging 28.4 points and 9.7 assists per game, but they also need more production from John Collins (16.2 ppg, 7.8 rpg) and Bogdan Bogdanovic (15.1 ppg) to cut Miami’s lead in the series. The Hawks continue to miss starting center CLint Capella (knee), meaning guys like De’Andre Hunter (13.4 ppg) and Kevin Huerter (12.1 ppg) must step up.
Final Predictions and Picks:
- Spread — 108 Miami Heat – 104 Atlanta Hawks
- Over/Under — OVER 221.5 points
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