Atlanta Hawks at Miami Heat - 3/2/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Miami Heat (17-17) vs Atlanta Hawks (14-20)
Game Info: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 7:30 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
Betting Odds: Miami Heat -3.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Hawks and the Miami Heat duke it out once again at the American Airlines Arena on Tuesday night.
The Atlanta Hawks have been in a serious slump as they’ve lost 11 of their last 15 games and they will be hoping to bounce back after falling to the Heat in a 109-99 road loss on Sunday. John Collins led the team with 34 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks, Clint Capela added 20 points with 14 rebounds and three blocks while Trae Young chipped in with 15 points, eight rebounds and nine assists. As a team, the Hawks shot 41 percent from the field and eight of 35 from the 3-point line as they rallied back from a 14-point deficit to tie the game late in the fourth quarter, only to see their hard work go to waste as the Heat responded with a pivotal 10-0 to pull away and escape with the win. Collins had a field day as he shot 13 of 21 from the field, but Young shot three of 14 from the field while Danilo Gallinari finished with just six points on two of 10 shooting.
Meanwhile, the Miami Heat have been in terrific form lately as they’ve won 10 of their past 13 games and they will be gunning for a season-high seventh straight victory after taking down the Hawks on Sunday. Kendrick Nunn led the team with 24 points and seven assists, Bam Adebayo added 16 points with 13 rebounds, five assists and three blocks while Tyler Herro and Precious Achiuwa each scored 14 points off the bench. As a team, the Heat shot 45 percent from the field and 11 of 37 from the 3-point line as they squandered a 14-point lead, before rallying late in the fourth quarter to keep their win streak alive.
Looking at the betting trends, the Hawks are 0-4 ATS in their last four road games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Heat are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games, 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a losing record and 6-0 ATS in their last six games overall.
Head to head, the under is 21-7 in the last 28 meetings in Miami and the Hawks are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings overall.
Jimmy Butler sat out on Sunday with swelling in his right knee and he is currently listed as questionable for this one so the Heat could be shorthanded once again. The Hawks will be out for revenge after getting stopped by the Heat on Sunday, but they’ve been in a slump lately and they are only 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings overall. The Heat could be shorthanded here, but even if Butler sits out, I think someone else steps up as the Heat get the win here.