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Heat vs. Hawks NBA Betting

LeBron James and the Miami Heat will take on a division rival on Sunday night as they play an NBA betting contest against the Hawks.

The Heat have picked up the win in seven of their last 10 games against the Hawks both straight up and against the spread, but the teams have split their games so far this season 1-1 SU and ATS.

View Miami vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers opened the Hawks as 4.5-point underdogs in this matchup, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 190.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 8-rated Heat taking on the No. 11-rated Hawks in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 104-101 win for the Heat on Sunday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta's No. 13-ranked offense (95.8 PPG) against a Heat defense that ranks No. 16 at 95.4 PPG. The Hawks have averaged 45.2% from the field per game, less than the Heat have managed so far this season (48.4% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Heat own the league's No. 22-rated mark, allowing 98.8 points per game when on the road. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in home scoring.

In their last action, Miami was a 106-89 winner on the road against the Wizards. They covered the 12-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (195) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Wizards were burned for 26 points by Dwyane Wade on Friday as the Heat picked up a 106-89 win at Verizon Center.

The Hawks were an 89-87 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Magic. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (176) made winners of UNDER bettors. Josh Smith scored 23 points and added 19 rebounds for a double-double, leading Atlanta over Orlando, 89-87, on Friday at Amway Center.

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 8-2
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing LA Lakers are 6-4
After playing Orlando are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Heat at Hawks trends to consider:
Miami is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games
Miami is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Miami is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Atlanta's last 21 games when playing Miami
Atlanta is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games
Atlanta is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Miami at Milwaukee, Monday, February 13
Atlanta at LA Lakers, Tuesday, February 14

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