Hawks at Heat - 11/3/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Hawks (3-1) at Miami Heat (2-1)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 7:30 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -3.5 -- Over/Under: 198 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, SUN
The Atlanta Hawks and Miami Heat square off Tuesday at the American Airlines Arena.
The Atlanta Hawks look to keep rolling after getting off to a 3-1 start. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 99.2 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 98.2 points on 39.4 percent shooting. Jeff Teague is averaging 18.3 points and five assists while Al Horford is averaging 17.5 points and 7.8 rebounds. Paul Millsap is grabbing 8.8 rebounds and Dennis Schroder is dishing 2.8 assists. The Atlanta Hawks are winning games with defense by holding teams under 40 percent shooting and 35.2 percent shooting from deep. The Hawks have won 16 of their last 18 regular games when allowing less than 100 points. The concern right now for the Hawks is that they’re getting just 26 points per game from their bench.
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The Miami Heat look to remain unbeaten at home and get off to a 3-1 start. The Miami Heat are averaging 101.7 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 95 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 21.7 points and 5.3 assists while Chris Bosh is averaging 15.7 points and 7.7 rebounds. Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 10 rebounds and Goran Dragic is dishing six assists. The Miami Heat are shooting 42.9 percent from downtown and have won 13 of their last 14 games when scoring 100 or more points. The Heat have won 12 of their last 16 home games. The Heat are allowing teams to shoot 25.9 percent from deep, which is third in the league.
The Hawks are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Heat are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hawks are 9-20-1 ATS in the last 30 meetings in Miami and 6-0-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Hawks have struggled in games this season when they weren't playing the Hornets. Also, the Heat are very tough to beat in AAA and are coming off a very impressive second half against the Rockets. I like the Heat and the tiny chalk.