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Weekend NBA Betting: Heat vs. Hawks

The Miami Heat have looked every bit as good as advertised this offseason with a 4-1 SU and 3-2 ATS start.


All four wins have come at home though, and the Heat will find out what they are made of on the road with a six-game road trip starting Friday night in Atlanta against the Hawks. Miami has a losing record over its last 20 road games at 8-12 SU and 7-13 ATS.

Atlanta is 10-4 SU and 6-8 ATS over their last 14 games at home. The total has gone OVER in 10 of those 14 games. Home court advantage hasn’t done Atlanta much good against Miami over the last few years as the Hawks are 0-5 SU and ATS in their last five home games against the Heat.

The Charlotte Bobcats broke a staggering 23-game SU losing streak (5-17-1 ATS) when they won in their home opener against the Indiana Pacers. But since then it has been back to the struggle for Charlotte with two straight losses (SU and ATS) including a 126-99 loss at Dallas. They’ll get a chance at revenge when they host the Mavericks this Saturday.

Dallas is just 6-14 SU and 9-11 ATS in its last 20 road games, but are off to a strong start in 2012 at 4-1 SU and 3-2 ATS. The Mavericks have never lost to the Charlotte Bobcats with a perfect 16-0 SU and 10-6 ATS record against the Bobcats all time. Charlotte is 0-6 SU and ATS in its last six home games against Dallas.

Oklahoma City will be playing its third game in four nights Sunday when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers.  The Thunder are 2-2 SU and 2-1-1 ATS through their first four games and dating back to last year are 10-2 SU and 8-4 ATS over their last 12 home games.

The Thunder lost just seven games at home last season (26-7 SU), and one of those losses came to the Cleveland Cavaliers who were a 13-point underdog. The Cavs are 7-5 ATS over their last 12 road games but are just 3-11 SU over that stretch.