The Atlanta Hawks (1-3) will meet the Miami warmness on Tuesday at the FTX area (3-1). the sport is scheduled to begin at 7 pm. ET. has a look at the odds and features of the Hawks vs. heat recreation 5 earlier than making expert NBA choices, predictions, and bets.
The Heat will have a chance to join the Boston Celtics in advancing to the second round.
With a 111-110 victory in Game 3, the Hawks avoided a potential sweep. However, Game 4 was all Miami, as the Heat pulled away in the second quarter, outscoring Atlanta 30-15 en route to a 110-86 victory.
Kyle Lowry, Miami’s starting guard, will be out once more. F Jimmy Butler ranks second in scoring among players who have yet to miss a postseason game, averaging 30.5 points per game. Atlanta has had no response to his ferocity.
Atlanta has also had a hard time offensively as G Trae Young has struggled against an ultra-versatile Heat lineup. Young is averaging just 16.5 points per game and shooting 35.1% from the field.
Hawks at Heat odds and lines
- Money line: Hawks +250 (bet 100 to win 250) | Heat -320 (bet 320 to win 100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Hawks +7.5 (-122) | Heat -7.5 (-102)
- Over/Under (O/U): 217.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
Hawks at Heat key injuries
- F Bogdan Bogdanovic (knee) questionable
- C Clint Capela (knee) questionable
- G Lou Williams (back) out
- G Kyle Lowry (hamstring) out
- F P.J. Tucker (calf) questionable
- G Gave Vincent (toe) probable
Hawks at Heat picks and predictions
Heat 113, Hawks 103
Heat (-320) is too expensive to propose. We want to avoid predicting confusion after Miami outperforms Atlanta by 34 points overall in the first two home games.
Against the spread
BET MIAMI -7.5 (-102).
Heat vs. Hawk Game 5: Miami has been the superior team in terms of strategy and simplicity. So far in this series, its defense of Young has been a masterclass.
C Bam Adebayo and F P.J. Tucker are the real game-changers because they are classic two-way players. This season, the Heat’s defense ranked fourth in defensive rating, and it has held Atlanta to fewer than 92 points in two of the four games so far.
The offense could be a problem for the Heat against a better team, but given Atlanta’s defensive rating of 26th in the regular season, that issue has yet to surface. The Heat’s two-way ability will be too much for Atlanta to handle once more.
Miami won Games 1 and 2 at home by 24 and 10 points, respectively. It is 3-1 against the spread (ATS) in the series after a 24-point victory in Game 4. This season, Atlanta is 6-20 ATS as a road underdog.
Betting on Miami is the clear best bet in this game.
LEAN to the UNDER 217.5 (-110).
Atlanta is 10-16 O/U as a road underdog.
When the series was in Miami for the first two games, the total went under both times. The series is 0-4 O/U already. This will be the lowest total it has seen, and it still would be just 2-2 O/U through the four games.
Given that Atlanta has scored less than 112 points in each game and is unable to get superstar-quality looks, as well as Miami’s defense being among the best in the NBA, it’s easy to assume the under is the better play here.