Hawks at Heat - 1/31/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Hawks (27-21) at Miami Heat (26-21)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 6:00 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Hawks and Miami Heat square off Sunday afternoon at the American Airlines Arena.
The Atlanta Hawks look for some consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 101.9 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 99.9 points on 44 percent shooting. Al Horford is averaging 15.2 points and 7.1 rebounds while Jeff Teague is averaging 14.5 points and 5.5 assists. Kent Bazemore is grabbing 4.6 rebounds and Dennis Schroder is dishing 4.7 assists. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Hawks are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.8 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have lost six of their last nine road games. Paul Millsap is questionable with an ankle injury.
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The Miami Heat also need a victory after splitting their last eight games. The Miami Heat are averaging 95.7 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 95.7 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Chris Bosh is averaging 19.2 points and 7.6 rebounds while Dwyane Wade is averaging 18.8 points and 4.7 assists. Goran Dragic is dishing 5.1 assists and Luol Deng is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Heat are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have split their last 10 home games. Hassan Whiteside is questionable with a back injury.
The Hawks are 15-32 ATS in their last 47 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Heat are 39-18-2 ATS in their last 59 Sunday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Hawks are 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Miami and 7-1-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings overall.
I continue to bet against the Hawks and it continues to pay off. The Heat are getting their players back and are looking sharp as of late with three straight wins. Miami wins here.