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Hawks take on Heat in hoops contest

Atlanta HawksMiami Heat
Jan 2, 7:30 PM | AmericanAirlines Arena

Atlanta Hawks vs Miami Heat Odds

3-1TEAM RECORD5-0

A key NBA battle sees the visiting Hawks travelling to Miami Monday to face the Heat on Monday.

The Heat sit at 5-0 (2-3 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Hawks are currently 3-1 (2-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Miami is 3-2 OU, and Atlanta is 1-3 OU.

View Atlanta vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Hawks listed as 8-point underdogs. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 195.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 27-rated Heat and the No. 28-rated Hawks in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 111-110 win for the Hawks on Monday.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hawks rank No. 11 in the league with 43.5 per game. That compares with Miami’s No. 18 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Miami is the NBA’s No. 26-ranked team at 4.2 per game, while the Hawks rate No. 9 with 7.2 per contest.

Defensively, the Hawks feature the league's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 82.5 points per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the league in scoring at home.

The Hawks were a 95-84 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rockets. They failed to cover the 1–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (179) made winners of UNDER bettors. Atlanta got 15 points from Al Horford but lost anyway 95-84 against the Rockets on Saturday at Toyota Center.

Miami won its last outing, a 129-90 result against the Bobcats on January 1. The Heat covered in that game as a 14-point favorite, while the 219 combined points took the game OVER the total. Charlotte was run off the court by the Heat on Sunday as Miami blasted the Bobcats 129-90 at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Chicago are 5-5
After playing Houston are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Indiana are 6-4
After playing Charlotte are 9-1
After a win are 8-2

A few Hawks at Heat trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Atlanta's last 9 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Atlanta's last 19 games when playing Miami
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Miami's last 9 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Miami is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games at home
Miami is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta at Chicago, Tuesday, January 3
Miami home to Indiana, Wednesday, January 4

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