Hawks vs Heat Prediction - NBA Picks 12/22/23

Miami Heat (16-12) vs Atlanta Hawks (12-15)

Game Info: Friday, December 22, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Kaseya Center)

Betting Odds: Miami Heat -1 -- Over/Under: 237.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Atlanta Hawks look for a win after winning 3 of their last 4 games. The Miami Heat look for a win after winning 5 of their last 8 games. Let’s preview this game and give out our Atlanta Hawks vs Miami Heat prediction.

Atlanta Hawks Betting Preview

The Atlanta Hawks responded from a loss to the Cavs with wins over the Pistons and Rockets. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 123.1 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 122.9 points on 50.3 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 28.2 points and 3 rebounds, while Dejounte Murray is averaging 20 points and 4.3 rebounds. Bogdan Bogdanovic is the third double-digit scorer, and De'Andre Hunter is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 83.5 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 38.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.

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Miami Heat Betting Preview

The Miami Heat have wins over the Bulls and Magic this week. The Miami Heat are averaging 112.9 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 111.8 points on 48.4 percent shooting. Tyler Herro is averaging 23.6 points and 5.1 rebounds, while Bam Adebayo is averaging 22 points and 9.6 rebounds. Jimmy Butler is the third double-digit scorer and Duncan Robinson is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 39.4 percent from beyond the arc and 83.3 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.6 rebounds per game.

Atlanta Hawks vs Miami Heat prediction

This line makes no sense to me. The Atlanta Hawks are god awful ATS this season, with a 7-20 record, and they're running into a Heat team that's beat them in 7 of the last 10 meetings. Yes, Jimmy Butler is out for Miami, but the return of Herro and Adebayo kind of makes up for it. I just don't see any logical reason to consider the Hawks in this spot, and you can argue the Heat should be even bigger favorites at home. Give me the Heat with decent sized confidence. 

Randy’s Pick Miami Heat -1

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