Atlanta Hawks at Miami Heat - 4/8/22 NBA Picks and Prediction
Miami Heat (52-28) vs Atlanta Hawks (42-38)
Game Info: Friday, April 8, 2022 at 8:00 pm (FTX Arena)
Betting Odds: Miami Heat -4.5 -- Over/Under: 229.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Atlanta Hawks and Miami Heat meet Friday in NBA action at the FTX Arena. The Atlanta Hawks look for a win after winning six of their last seven games. The Miami Heat look to build on their five-game winning streak.
The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 113.8 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 112.4 points on 47 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 28.3 points and 3.8 rebounds, while John Collins is averaging 16.2 points and 1.8 assists. Bogdan Bogdanovic is the third double-digit scorer, and De’Andre Hunter is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 81.2 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game.
The Miami Heat are averaging 109.5 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 105.2 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 21.3 points and 5.5 assists, while Tyler Herro is averaging 20.6 points and 5 rebounds. Bam Adebayo is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Lowry is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 80.8 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game.
The Hawks are 5-14 ATS in their last 19 road games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Heat are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 9-3 in Hawks last 12 Friday games. The over is 8-2 in Heat last 10 overall. The Hawks are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Miami.
You need to check the depth charts before betting this game, as there's a chance the Miami Heat could have clinched the top seed already, and they could very well rest key players. Either way, this game is bigger for the Atlanta Hawks, as they're fighting for a better seed in the play-in tournament. The Hawks have also given the Heat trouble over the years, and that includes wins in four of the last seven meetings. Give me the Hawks and the free buckets.
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Randy’s Pick Atlanta Hawks +4.5
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