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Miami Heat vs Atlanta Hawks Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Miami when they hit take on the Hawks on Wednesday in pro hoops betting action.
Atlanta will face the 36-14 Heat, who own a 26-24 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Hawks are 26-24-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Heat are 26-24 favoring the OVER.
The Heat were listed as 5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 196 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 18 (Hawks) and the No. 11 (Heat) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 105-99 result in favor of the Heat is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Heat rank No. 30 in the league with 38.9 per game. That compares with Atlanta’s No. 26 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Atlanta is the NBA’s No. 3-ranked team at 8.9 per game, while the Heat rate No. 6 with 8.2 per contest.
Defensively, the Heat feature the league's No. 10-rated defense on the road, giving up 97 points per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the league in scoring at home.
Miami was a 110-100 winner in its last match on the road against the Thunder. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 210 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Heat got a 39-point performance from LeBron James as Miami handed Oklahoma City a 110-100 defeat on Thursday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
In their last action, Atlanta was a 108-76 winner on the road against the Magic. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (184) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Orlando was run off the court by the Hawks on Wednesday as Atlanta blasted the Magic 108-76 at Amway Center.
Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Chicago are 7-3
After playing Oklahoma City are 8-2
After a win are 8-2
Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Sacramento are 3-7
After playing Orlando are 6-4
After a win are 3-7
A few Heat at Hawks trends to consider:
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 5 games
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Atlanta
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Atlanta's last 25 games when playing Miami
Atlanta is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Atlanta's last 19 games at home
Miami at Chicago, Thursday, February 21
Atlanta home to Sacramento, Friday, February 22