Miami Heat vs Atlanta Hawks 10/31/2019 NBA Spread and Game Analysis
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Miami Heat vs Atlanta Hawks 10/31/2019 – The Miami Heat (3-1) and the Atlanta Hawks (2-2) will play each other for the second time in three days, but this time, the game will be played at the State Farm Arena. The Heat emerges among the early leaders in the Eastern Conference after salvaging key victories in the opening week. The Hawks were off to a solid start, thanks to a red-hot shooting from Trae Young, who will miss 2 or 3 games due to a sprained ankle. NBA betting lines favor the Heat to repeat against the Hawks given that the home team is going to miss their top scorer and playmaker.
Miami Heat vs Atlanta Hawks 10/31/2019
Miami Heat vs Atlanta Hawks 10/31/2019 Betting Odds
Miami Heat Betting
The Heat got a shot in the arm on Tuesday as Jimmy Butler after missing the first three games due to personal reasons. Miami’s prized acquisition lived up to his billing as Butler finished with 21 points on 5-of-11 shooting and 10-of-15 from the free-throw line to lead the Heat to a 112-97 win over the Hawks. Rookie sniper Tyler Herro also had a career game, exploding for 29 points on 7-of-9 FG shooting. Goran Dragic continued to flourish off the bench as well as he wound up with 21 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists.
Players to Watch: Jimmy Butler (21.0 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 2.0 APG), Kendrick Nunn (21.0 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 3.3 APG), Goran Dragic (19.5 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 3.5 APG)
Atlanta Hawks Betting
The Hawks had been really impressive through the first three games and one-quarter of the season. However, the injury to Trae Young in the second quarter of Tuesday’s night ball game exposed who they are without the dynamic point guard. Thankfully for Atlanta, MRI returned negative on Young’s ankle and he’s set to make a comeback next week. John Collins stepped up in his absence, registering 30 points on 10-of-17 FG shooting and 5-of-8 from the three-point land.
Players to Watch: Trae Young (26.8 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 7.3 APG), John Collins (18.3 PPG, 9.3 RPG, 1.8 APG), Jabari Parker (11.5 PPG, 2.8 RPG, 0.8 APG)
Miami Heat vs Atlanta Hawks 10/31/2019 Betting Numbers
Miami is 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
Atlanta is 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games.
Dion Waiters SG Personal is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Atlanta
Evan Turner SF Shoulder is “?” Thursday vs Miami
Miami Heat vs Atlanta Hawks Betting Picks
Miami had a 6-4 edge over Atlanta in their last 10 head-to-head games. The Heat is scoring 107.10 PPG on 45.00% FG in those games while allowing the Hawks to just 103.10 on 54.40% FG. Find your best NBA bets today at BetNow to earn lucrative payouts.
Moneyline: The Heat is -245 favorite coming into the game. Obviously, Young’s injury has played a big factor in why Miami is heavily favored to win the match. Better watch out for Jimmy Butler though, because he could drop a monster stats line in his second regular-season game with the Heat.
ATS: The Heat are 3-0-1 in ATS this season and 3-6-1 in the last 10 head-to-head with the Hawks. Sportsbooks predicted Miami to win by as much as 6 points, and that’s a very reasonable winning margin given that the Hawks are going to play without Young.
TOTALs: The O/U total for this game is set at 217 points. Miami is averaging 120.00 points per game. Atlanta is scoring 107.67PPG per contest. The Hawks have gone under in four games, while Miami has exceeded the over totals in three of their four games. Considering that reaching 217 points is very attainable with the way the Heat is scoring the ball, picking over would be a safe bet.
Score Prediction: 120-107 Heat