Miami Heat vs Atlanta Hawks
October 14, 2021 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -11.5 / Miami Heat +11.5
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The Miami Heat and Atlanta Hawks meet Thursday in NBA preseason action at the State Farm Arena. The Miami Heat look to build on their 4-0 preseason record. The Atlanta Hawks look to finish the preseason with a .500 record.
The Miami Heat have won 12 of their last 14 preseason games. The Miami Heat are averaging 112.8 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 103.3 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Tyler Herro is averaging 20.8 points and three assists, while Bam Adebayo is averaging 15.7 points and 5.7 rebounds. Max Strus is the third double-digit scorer and Duncan Robinson is grabbing 1.3 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 70.9 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 29.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.5 rebounds per game.
The Atlanta Hawks have lost eight of their last 12 preseason games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 95.3 points on 39.5 percent shooting and allowing 103.7 points on 43.5 percent shooting. John Collins is averaging 14.7 points and 9.7 rebounds, while Trae Young is averaging 14 points and three assists. Bogdan Bogdanovic is the third double-digit scorer and Danilo Gallinari is grabbing six rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 84.2 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game.
The Miami Heat have already ruled out nearly their entire roster for this game, which explains why the line is so high. However, we do know whoever the Heat throw out there will play hard. The Atlanta Hawks also haven’t been world beaters in the preseason these last few years, and they’ve had major issues offensively through three games. You’re betting on guys who won’t make the final roster, but I’ll grab the points with the Heat anyway.