Hawks vs. Heat - 3/27/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Heat (33-38) at Atlanta Hawks (54-17)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SUN, SPSO
The Miami Heat and Atlanta Hawks play Friday night at the Philips Arena.
The Miami Heat look to stay hot after winning five of their last eight games. On the season, the Heat are averaging 94.7 points on 45.8 percent shooting and are allowing 96.7 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Goran Dragic is averaging 17 points and 5.6 assists while Luol Deng is averaging 14.3 points and 4.9 rebounds. Mario Chalmers is dishing four assists and Michael Beasley is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Miami Heat must keep winning if they hope to lockup one of the last spots in the playoffs. The Heat are shooting 46.9 percent from the field in their last five games and have topped 100 points in five of their last 10 games. Hassan Whiteside is doubtful while Chris Andersen and Dwyane Wade are questionable with injuries.
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The Atlanta Hawks look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, the Hawks are averaging 102.5 points on 46.5 percent shooting and are allowing 97.2 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 17.1 points and 7.9 rebounds while Jeff Teague is averaging 16.3 points and seven assists. Al Horford is grabbing 7.4 rebounds and Kyle Korver is shooting 49.4 percent from the field. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 49.6 percent shooting in their last five games and have lost five of their last seven games when allowing 100-plus points. While the Hawks are in a bit of a funk as of late, they have won 15 of their last 17 games SU on their home court.
The Heat are 27-55-4 ATS in their last 86 games following a ATS win and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Hawks are 14-6-1 ATS in their last 21 vs. Eastern Conference and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southeast. The Heat are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Atlanta and 0-5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
I'd leave this gam alone if I were you. But for the sake of the article, if forced to pick, I'm siding with the points. The Hawks have been off and on as of late and the Heat are desprate to lock up a playoff spot. I'll take the points.