Heat at Hawks Prediction - NBA Picks 1/16/23

Atlanta Hawks (21-22) vs Miami Heat (24-20)

Game Info: Monday, January 16, 2023 at 3:30 pm (State Farm Arena)

Betting Odds: Atlanta Hawks +1.5 -- Over/Under: 224 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Miami Heat and Atlanta Hawks meet Monday in NBA action at the State Farm Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Miami Heat Preview

The Miami Heat are averaging 108.8 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 108.5 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 21.7 points and 6.5 rebounds, while Bam Adebayo is averaging 21.5 points and 10.1 rebounds. Tyler Herro is the third double-digit scorer and Max Strus is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 82.8 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.4 rebounds per game.

The Atlanta Hawks Preview

The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 114.9 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 115.9 points on 47 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 27.5 points and 2.8 rebounds, while Dejounte Murray is averaging 20.2 points and 5.5 rebounds. Bogdan Bogdanovic is the third double-digit scorer, and De’Andre Hunter is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 82 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.

Miami Heat and Atlanta Hawks Trends

The Heat are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hawks are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 Monday games. The under is 6-1 in Heat last 7 overall. The under is 4-0 in Hawks last 4 overall. The Heat are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

The Miami Heat are looking more and more like a team that's starting to figure things out, and they're getting healthier as well. The Atlanta Hawks remain one of the more disappointing teams in the league, and they win at home by an average of just 0.7 points. I know it's Atlanta on MLK day and there should be some sort of buzz in the air, but the Heat should win this game based on the form of both teams. I'll lay the bucket.

Randy’s Pick Miami Heat -1.5

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