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Heat, Hawks on NBA Betting

NBA betting will kick it up a notch when the consistent Atlanta Hawks face a little Heat as they play surging Miami as road underdogs on Saturday night.

Oddsmakers at Sports Interaction will give the betting edge to LeBron James and Miami when the Hawks come to town. However, Atlanta is an impressive 7-2 as road underdogs this season – and winners of four straight heading into NBA weekend betting action.

James poured in a game-high 38 points in leading Miami to a triumphant 118-90 win in his return to Cleveland on Thursday night. Atlanta was coming off a hard-fought 112-109 win over the Grizzlies before tipping off against Philly on Friday.

Miami has won three straight over Atlanta, and managed to cover the spread in each of those victories. They are only 4-8 ATS at home this season, while Atlanta is 7-2 ATS on the road. That suggests a Miami victory and a cover for the Hawks.

Atlanta has great outside shooting, scoring a second-best 5.1 three-pointers per game. They also rank second in the league in field-goal percentage. If Miami continues to stay out of foul trouble, and can rush the Hawks' shooters, a fourth straight win could be had.

Trends suggest these teams will play UNDER the NBA betting total for this contest, but recent offensive outbursts by both teams could provoke an OVER bet when wagering on the total.