Hawks vs Heat NBA Game Preview

The Heat will try to pay off for their supporters on Tuesday when they play host to the Hawks at AmericanAirlines Arena in NBA wagering action.

Only thing is, we need to wait on the status of LeBron James before anyone will set a Hawks Heat point spread for us.

The Hawks will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 19-23 ATS against the number this season, while the Heat are 19-22-1 ATS. Atlanta is 18-24 on the totals; Miami is 22-19-1. The game is currently off the board at shops like Sportsbook but will be going up shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Heat rated this week at No. 2 and the Hawks sitting at No. 14. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 105-100 result in favor of the Heat today. That hinges on LeBron playing his usual role.

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How They Matchup: When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hawks rank #24 in the league with 40.2 per game. That compares with the Miami’s #8 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Miami is the NBA’s #12-ranked team at 6.7 per game, while the Hawks rate #13 with 6.6 per contest. Defensively, the Hawks feature the league's #5-rated defense on the road, allowing 94.8 points per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at #11 in the league in scoring at home.

The Hawks were a 100-98 Sportsbook in their most recent outing at home against the Kings. They failed to cover the 9.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (198) made Sportsbooks of UNDER bettors. Atlanta got 36 points from Joe Johnson en route to a 100-98 victory over Sacramento on Monday at Philips Arena.

In their last action, Miami was a 99-96 loser on the road against the Bulls. They failed to cover the 2.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (195) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Dwyane Wade chucked in 33 points for Miami on Saturday, but they still came up short in losing 99-96 at United Center.

Atlanta Hawks Trends:

When playing on Tuesday are 5-5 Before playing New Orleans are 7-3 After playing Sacramento are 5-5 After a win are 6-4

Miami Heat Trends:

When playing on Tuesday are 4-6

Before playing Toronto are 5-5

After playing Chicago are 5-5

After a loss are 5-5

A few Hawks at Heat trends to consider:

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta's last 8 games when playing on the road against Miami

Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games

Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games on the road

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 5 games

Miami is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Miami's last 8 games when playing at home against Atlanta

Miami is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Atlanta

Next up:

Atlanta home to New Orleans, Friday, January 21

Miami home to Toronto, Saturday, January 22

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