Hawks vs. Heat - 2/19/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Heat (29-24) at Atlanta Hawks (31-24)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 19, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks +9.5 -- Over/Under: 196.5 See the Latest Odds
The Miami Heat and Atlanta Hawks square off early Friday night at the Philips Arena.
The Miami Heat look for a big win after winning six of their last nine games. The Miami Heat are averaging 96 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 96.3 points on 44 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 18.7 points and 4.7 assists while Goran Dragic is averaging 12.2 points and 5.3 assists. Luol Deng is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and Justise Winslow is dishing 1.3 assists. The Miami Heat are shooting 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Heat are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have won five of their last six road games. Hassan Whiteside is suspended for this game.
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The Atlanta Hawks look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 102.4 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 99.7 points on 44 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 17.7 points and 8.6 rebounds while Al Horford is averaging 15.3 points and 3.1 assists. Jeff Teague is dishing 5.5 assists and Kent Bazemore is grabbing five rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Hawks are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.2 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have won five of their last seven home games.
The Heat are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Hawks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The Heat are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Atlanta and 2-7-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall.
Even without Bosh and Whiteside in the lineup, I'm just not high on the Hawks at all. I just get weird vibes with this Atlanta team and try to fade as much as possible. Maybe I'm crazy. With Dragic, Wade and others, there's still enough for Miami to keep this game close.