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Atlanta Hawks vs. Miami Heat - 01/06/2019 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Miami Heat at Atlanta Hawks
Date & Time Sunday January 6, 2019, 6:00 PM (EST)
Location
State Farm Arena
Atlanta, Georgia
The Line
The Line: Atlanta Hawks +6 -- Over/Under: 222
TV Channel
FSSE, FSS
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The Miami Heat and Atlanta Hawks meet Sunday in NBA action at the State Farm Arena.

The Miami Heat look to keep the ball rolling after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Miami Heat are averaging 107.2 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 105.8 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Josh Richardson is averaging 18.5 points and 3.7 assists while Dwyane Wade is averaging 14.1 points and 3.9 assists. Hassan Whiteside is the third double-digit scorer and Tyler Johnson is grabbing three rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 70 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.6 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have won each of their last four road games.

The Atlanta Hawks look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 109.2 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 118.5 points on 47.5 percent shooting. John Collins is averaging 18.5 points and 10.2 rebounds while Trae Young is averaging 15.3 points and 7.5 assists. Kent Bazemore is the third double-digit scorer and Jeremy Lin is dishing 3.4 assists. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have split their last six home games.

The Heat are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Hawks are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games, 3-9 ATS in their last 12 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Heat are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Atlanta and 1-4-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The over is 9-3 in Hawks last 12 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 6-0 in Heat last 6 overall.

The Miami Heat are one of the hotter and more improved teams in the league right now, and it's mainly due to an improved offense that's shooting 49 percent from the field and averaging 111.6 points in their last five games. The Atlanta Hawks had this stretch where they were finding ways to win games, but they're now being outscored by an average of 10 points in their last five games and are still being outscored by an average of seven points at home on the season. I'm not trying to step in front of the Heat right now, a team that's playing well at both ends and saying a lot of the right things in terms of where they want to be at the end of the year. I'll eat the chalk. 

Pick:
Miami Heat -6

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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