Heat set for visit from the Hawks
The Miami Heat are a dominant 9-1 SU and 8-2 ATS in their past 10 games against the Atlanta Hawks dating back to 2011 as those teams hit the floor together on Monday.
The Heat blasted the Hawks 104-88 as an 8.5-point home favorite on the NBA betting lines when the teams met for the first time this season back on November 19.
The UNDER has paid out in each of the last six games between the teams.
Miami battles the Hawks, currently with a 15-12 mark (16-11 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 16-10 for the Heat and 16-10-1 for the Hawks. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 11-rated Hawks taking on the No. 9-rated Heat in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 100-95 win for the Heat on Monday.
The Hawks were a 118-85 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Jazz. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (203) made winners of OVER bettors. The Hawks blew out Utah on Friday, running up the score in a 118-85 win at Philips Arena.
Last time out for Miami, they were a 122-103 winner as they battled the Kings at home. The Heat covered in the match as a 10-point favorite, while 225 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Sacramento was scorched by Chris Bosh for 25 points as the Heat defated the Kings 122-103 in NBA action on Friday.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Miami's No. 30-rated squad against Atlanta's No. 25-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Miami rates No. 12 in the league with 8.08 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 7 with 8.74 per outing.
Atlanta at Cleveland, Thursday, December 26th
Miami at Los Angeles, Wednesday, December 25th