4/19/22 7:30PM Eastern Time
Spread: Hawks +7 / Heat -7
Moneyline: Hawks +250 / Heat -310
Total: Over/Under 219
The Miami Heat took game 1 of this series with ease on Sunday night. They took the lead early and coasted the rest of the way. Miami’s intensity and physical defense proved too much for Trae Young and the Hawks. Young scored just 8 points on 1-12 shooting from the floor and 0-7 from deep. Duncan Robinson had himself a career night for Miami scoring 27 points while going 8-9 from 3.
The Atlanta Hawks have struggled on the road all season long and those struggles continue in this series. They’ve covered just 6 of their L22 road games and 5 of their L26 road games vs teams with a winning record. On top of that they’re just 2-8 L10 games as an underdog. With Clint Capela out once again their defense and interior presence will be lacking.
The Miami Heat have been red hot ATS recently. They’ve covered 7 of their L8 games overall, 4 straight home games, and 5 straight vs teams with a winning record. Historically Miami has a trend of success as playoff favorites, going 38-18 their L56. With the home crowd behind them Miami’s #4 Ranked defense will continue to disrupt the Hawks offensive rhythm.
Head-to-Head Miami’s owned Atlanta this season. They’ve taken 4 out of 5 and won all 3 games at home. Miami’s also 4-0-1 ATS in those 5 games. Going back even further the Hawks are just 1-6 ATS their L7 games in Miami as well. These trends will continue tonight, and Miami takes things to Atlanta with a 2-0 series lead.
Courtside Players Club: Miami Heat -7 (1Unit)
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