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Hawks battle vs Heat highlights NBA odds

Miami HeatAtlanta Hawks
March 18, 7:30 PM | Philips Arena

Miami Heat vs Atlanta Hawks Odds

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The Hawks will be trying to slam the Heat on Friday when the teams tip off at Philips Arena in NBA betting action.

The Heat will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 31-36-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Hawks are 30-38 ATS. Miami is 35-32-1 against the total, while Atlanta is 28-40 versus the number.

View Miami vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Heat before tip-off in this one will find them as 4.5-point favorites, while the total sits at 185.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Hawks rated this week at No. 17 and the Heat sitting at No. 3. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 104-97 result in favor of the Heat today.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Atlanta's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 95.5 PPG, against a Heat defense that ranks No. 5 at 94.5 PPG. The Hawks field goal percentage has averaged 46.1% so far, less than the Heat shooters have achieved on the year, 47.6% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Heat own the league's No. 6-rated mark, allowing 95.7 points per game when on the road. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 27 in home scoring.

Last time out for Miami, they were a 96-85 loser as they battled the Thunder at home. The Heat failed to cover in the match as a 6-point favorite, while 181 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Heat got a 21-point performance from Chris Bosh, who added 11 rebounds, but Oklahoma City still ran past Miami 96-85 on Wednesday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Atlanta was a 102-87 loser in its last match at home against the Nuggets. They failed to cover the 2–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 189 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Atlanta suffered a 102-87 loss against Denver on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Zaza Pachulia in a losing effort at Philips Arena.

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Denver are 4-6
After playing Oklahoma City are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing Denver are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Heat at Hawks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing Atlanta
Miami is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Miami's last 15 games on the road
Miami is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Atlanta is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Atlanta's last 16 games
Atlanta is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Miami home to Denver, Saturday, March 19
Atlanta home to Detroit, Sunday, March 20