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Miami Heat vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction & Betting Tips 12/22/2023

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Miami Heat vs Atlanta Hawks 12/22/2023:
  • Take the Heat on the moneyline
  • The Heat should also cover at -2
  • Our NBA model projects 225 points, and we suggest taking the under

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Don’t miss out on the NBA showdown between the Hawks and Heat. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on BSSU, and it’s hosted by the Heat at Kaseya Center in Miami, FL. Get ready to place your bets!

The over/under for this Southeast division contest is set at 236.5 points, with the Heat being the favored team playing at home against the Hawks. Check out BetCoco for Miami Heat – Atlanta Hawks odds

Miami Heat vs Atlanta Hawks Head-to-Head and Key Stats

In the last five head to head matchups, the Heat have had the upper-hand, going 3-2. Going back to the last five head-to-head games between the Heat and Hawks, the over/under record in these games is 2-3 with a combined average of 232 points per contest.

  • Atlanta has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 126 points per game while allowing 119. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Heat have a straight up record of 7-3 while going 6-3-1 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 111 points per game in these contests.
  • In their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Hawks have a straight up record of 2-8 and an ATS mark of 2-8.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the favorite, the Heat have a straight up record of 7-3. But, their mark vs the spread was just 4-5-1.

Miami Heat vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction

Heading into their matchup vs. the Heat, the Hawks have an overall record of 12-15 and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. When playing at home, the Hawks are 4-7 compared to a 8-8 record on the road.

Atlanta has an overall ATS record of 7-20 for the season so far. Atlanta has failed to cover the spread in nine straight home games and are 1-10 ATS at home compared to 6-10 on the road.

The Hawks have recorded an 17-10-0 in terms of their over/under record for this season. In their games, the average over/under line is 238.6, and they maintain a 7.5 differential vs. the over/under line this season.

The Hawks recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 134 points against the Rockets. This output exceeded their season average of 123.1 points per game. Trae Young led the team in scoring, putting up 30 points. Additionally, Bogdan Bogdanovic contributed 22 points for the Hawks.

So far, the Hawks’ defense is ranked 28 in the league at 122.9 points per contest.

In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Hawks defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 58.1% while allowing 38.6% from downtown.

Coming into today, the Heat are 16-12 overall and have gone 3-2 in their last five games. In the Eastern Conference, they are 6th and 2nd in the Southeast Division.

Miami currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 12-15 at this point. In their last three home games, Miami has been unable to cover the spread, and they maintain an ATS record of 3-10 at home compared to 9-5 on the road.

Miami’s games have surpassed the over/under line in four straight games and their overall record is 15-13-0. Their played games maintain an ongoing average of 205.0 points per game, alongside an average over/under line of 220.5.

The Heat’s offense finished with 115 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 112.9 points per contest. The top scorer for the Heat was Tyler Herro with 28 points, while Bam Adebayo also added 18 to the scoreboard.

This season, the Heat defense has been impressive, holding the 9 position in the league while permitting an average of 111.8 points per contest.

When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Heat squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 56.0% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 37.8% from downtown.

Based on projections, we have the Heat coming out on top by a score of 114-111.

Miami Heat vs Atlanta Hawks Betting Tips

  • Take the Heat on the moneyline
  • The Heat should also cover at -2
  • Our NBA model projects 225 points, and we suggest taking the under

Miami Heat Injury Report

  • Jimmy Butler – Calf – Out
  • Dru Smith – Knee – Out

Atlanta Hawks Injury Report

  • Jalen Johnson – Wrist – Out
  • AJ Griffin – Personal – Out
  • Mouhamed Gueye – Back – Out
  • Kobe Bufkin – Thumb – Out

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