Atlanta Hawks vs Miami Heat 4/8/2022 NBA Prediction and Game Analysis
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Atlanta Hawks vs Miami Heat 4/8/2022 – The Miami Heat are just one win away to securing the best record in the NBA Eastern Conference. This team is glad to be hosting the visiting Atlanta Hawks for their next game this coming Friday, April 8. Both teams are set to rendezvous at the FTX Arena in Miami, Florida at exactly 8:00 p.m. Eastern TIme. Bally Sports Sun has the game up on television while NBA League Pass subscribers can enjoy the game through an online live stream. NBA betting spreads see the Miami Heat prevailing over the Atlanta Hawks.
Atlanta Hawks vs Miami Heat 4/8/2022
Atlanta Hawks vs Miami Heat 4/8/2022 Betting Odds
Atlanta Hawks Betting
The Atlanta Hawks have a record of 42-38 and they will look to swing at the fences to break a tie between them and the Brooklyn Nets. They also have two games left to play but this is their biggest challenge so far. Trae Young has been playing his heart out to carry the team and he needs help. The Hawks need to channel the momentum they had from last year’s amazing run and eyes are on Bogdan Bogdanovic to come up with a good performance. Clint Capela has been underwhelming for the past few games and the big man needs to dominate like what he did last season.
Players to watch: T. Young PG 74 GP 74 GS 34.9 MIN 28.3 PTS 0.6 OR 3.1 DR 3.7 REB 9.7 AST 1 STL 0.1 BLK 3.9 TO 1.7 PF 2.5 AST/TO 25.51 PER
J. Collins PF 54 GP 53 GS 30.8 MIN 16.2 PTS 1.7 OR 6.1 DR 7.8 REB 1.8 AST 0.6 STL 1 BLK 1.1 TO 3 PF 1.6 AST/TO 18.77 PER
B. Bogdanovic SG 61 GP 27 GS 29.2 MIN 14.9 PTS 0.5 OR 3.4 DR 3.9 REB 3 AST 1 STL 0.2 BLK 1.1 TO 2.1 PF 2.6 AST/TO 15.28 PER.
Miami Heat Betting
The Miami Heat have a two-game lead over the second-place Milwaukee Bucks and this win will make them clinch the top seed in the NBA Eastern Conference. The Heat after a huge spat between Coach Erik Spoelstra and Jimmy Butler made a huge run winning their next five games. That made them overtake contenders like the Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers. The Heat are looking to make another huge run and prove that their performance in the bubble was not a fluke two years ago. Bam Adebayo along with Tyler Herro are going to play huge roles in this year’s playoff run.
Players to Watch: J. Butler SF 56 GP 56 GS 33.8 MIN 21.4 PTS 1.8 OR 4.1 DR 5.9 REB 5.6 AST 1.7 STL 0.5 BLK 2.1 TO 1.5 PF 2.7 AST/TO 23.88 PER
T. Herro PG 65 GP 10 GS 32.6 MIN 20.8 PTS 0.5 OR 4.5 DR 5 REB 3.9 AST 0.7 STL 0.1 BLK 2.7 TO 1.4 PF 1.5 AST/TO 16.26 PER
B. Adebayo C 55 GP 55 GS 32.6 MIN 19 PTS 2.5 OR 7.7 DR 10.1 REB 3.4 AST 1.4 STL 0.8 BLK 2.7 TO 3.1 PF 1.3 AST/TO 21.79 PER.
Atlanta Hawks vs Miami Heat 4/8/2022 Betting Numbers
Atlanta are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
Miami are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games.
Lou Williams SG Back is “?” Friday vs Miami
P.J. Tucker PF Calf is out indefinitely
Atlanta Hawks vs Miami Heat Betting Picks
The Miami Heat are just too tough to beat at home and that is why the best online sportsbook sees them as the safer pick to make as compared to the Atlanta Hawks. Aside from the point guard situation, the Heat wins all position battles including a deep bench.
Moneyline:The Heat having the home court advantage is -186 on the ML while the Hawks are +169.
ATS:4.5 points is between both teams across the spread with the Heat owning the -4.5 while the Hawks are +4.5.
TOTALs:The total for this game is pegged at 229.5 with the Hawks going over and the Heat are under.
Score Prediction: 118 – 112, Heat