Atlanta Hawks at Miami Heat - 2/28/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Miami Heat (16-17) vs Atlanta Hawks (14-19)
Game Info: Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 8:00 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
Betting Odds: Miami Heat -6.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Atlanta Hawks and Miami Heat meet Sunday in NBA action at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
The Atlanta Hawks need a win after losing 10 of their last 14 games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 113.5 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 113.3 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 26.8 points and 4.1 rebounds while John Collins is averaging 17.6 points and 7.5 rebounds. De’Andre Hunter is the third double-digit scorer and Clint Capela is grabbing 14.1 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 81.8 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.7 rebounds per game.
The Miami Heat look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 15 games. The Miami Heat are averaging 107.7 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 109.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 20.1 points and 7.8 assists while Bam Adebayo is averaging 19.6 points and 9.6 rebounds. Tyler Herro is the third double-digit scorer and Kendrick Nunn is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game.
The Hawks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Heat are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 home games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 10-1 in Hawks last 11 overall. The over is 5-2 in Heat last 7 overall. The under is 20-7 in the last 27 meetings in Miami.
The Atlanta Hawks continue to struggle defensively and continue to disappoint overall, as they're not living up to the expectations of what was a busy offseason. The Miami Heat are starting to look like the team from the NBA bubble, and that includes winning their last five games by an average of eight points while showing improved effort on offense. If the Heat can stay in this form and keep building on this stretch, this game shouldn't be all that difficult. I'll lay the chalk with the home team.