Atlanta Hawks vs. Miami Heat - 2/20/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

Atlanta Hawks vs. Miami Heat - 2/20/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction Photo by Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Heat at Atlanta Hawks

Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 7:30 PM (State Farm Arena)

Miami Heat at Atlanta Hawks

TV: FSSE, SUN

The Miami Heat and Atlanta Hawks meet Thursday in NBA action at the State Farm Arena.

The Miami Heat need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Miami Heat are averaging 111.7 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 108.4 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 20.6 points and 6.8 rebounds while Jae Crowder is averaging 18 points and 1.3 assists. Goran Dragic is the third double-digit scorer and Bam Adebayo is grabbing 10.4 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have lost five of their last seven road games.

The Atlanta Hawks need a win after losing nine of their last 14 games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 110.2 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 118.9 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 29.7 points and 9.2 assists while John Collins is averaging 20.6 points and 10.2 rebounds. Jabari Parker is the third double-digit scorer and De'Andre Hunter is grabbing four rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have won four of their last five home games.

The under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Atlanta.

The Miami Heat are 3-0 SU against the Hawks this season and all of those wins came by decent margins. The Heat are one of those teams that probably benefits most from the break, as they're getting healthy, getting traded players into the rotation and getting the legs under Jimmy Butler. The Atlanta Hawks have caught a little hot streak at home, but they're still losing at home by an average of 3.4 points and not playing much defense. I need more points to consider the Hawks in this spot. I'll lay the reasonable number with the Heat on the road. 

Randy’s Pick Miami Heat -5.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.