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Miami Heat vs Atlanta Hawks 2/20/2020 NBA Previews and Game Analysis

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Miami Heat vs Atlanta Hawks 2-20-2020 NBA Previews and Game Analysis

Miami Heat vs Atlanta Hawks 2/20/2020 – The Miami Heat visit the Atlanta Hawks this Thursday as the two teams try to get back on the winning track. Both are coming off losses though Miami is the heavy favorite by NBA spreads. The Heat dropped four of their last five assignments but the All-Star break gave the time to regroup. The Hawks, on the other hand, are coming off back-to-back losses. Atlanta will try to get a win to distance themselves from the cellar-dwelling Cleveland Cavaliers (14-40).

Miami Heat vs Atlanta Hawks 2/20/2020

When: February 20, 2020 7:30 PM ET
Where: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
TV: FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST – ATLANTA
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Miami Heat vs Atlanta Hawks 2/20/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Miami Heat -4.5 (-110) 231.5 o (-110) -220

Atlanta Hawks
+4.5 (-110) 231.5 u (-110) +180
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Miami Heat Betting

The Miami Heat will be back to business on Thursday as they try to ramp up their playoff aspirations. Leading the way will be Jimmy Butler anew. Though he played well in the NBA All-Star game, the 30-year-old swingman was pretty upset of lack of playing time. Butler is expected to use that as motivation, pushing himself to help Miami against the Hawks. Out to provide help to Butler is new recruit Jae Crowder and Goran Dragic. Coach Erik Spoelstra likely used the All-Star break to figure out what the Heat are doing wrong in their last 14 games.

Players to watch: J. Butler SF 46 GP 46 GS 34.4 MIN 20.6 PTS 1.8 OR 5 DR 6.8 REB 6.1 AST 1.8 STL 0.5 BLK 2.3 TO 1.4 PF 2.7 AST/TO 24.06 PER

J. Crowder SF 3 GP 0 GS 30.3 MIN 18 PTS 1 OR 6.3 DR 7.3 REB 1.3 AST 2 STL 0.3 BLK 0.7 TO 2.3 PF 2 AST/TO 26.15 PER

G. Dragic PG 43 GP 1 GS 28.3 MIN 16.1 PTS 0.4 OR 2.5 DR 3 REB 5 AST 0.6 STL 0.2 BLK 2.5 TO 1.9 PF 2 AST/TO 16.24 PER

Atlanta Hawks Betting

Though the season maybe lost to them, expect the Hawks to give the Heat some resistance. Trae Young will lead Atlanta anew, together with John Collins, Jabari Parker and De’Andre Hunter. With a woeful 15-41 record, the Hawks are just trying to get things in order in preparation for next season. New acquisition Clint Capella could be a difference-maker but remains questionable with a heel injury.

Players to Watch: T. Young PG 50 GP 50 GS 35.2 MIN 29.7 PTS 0.6 OR 3.8 DR 4.4 REB 9.2 AST 1.2 STL 0.1 BLK 4.9 TO 1.7 PF 1.9 AST/TO 24.42 PER

J. Collins PF 30 GP 30 GS 32.2 MIN 20.6 PTS 2.6 OR 7.6 DR 10.2 REB 1.4 AST 0.6 STL 1.6 BLK 1.7 TO 3.7 PF 0.8 AST/TO 22.75 PER

K. Huerter SG 45 GP 37 GS 30.3 MIN 12.3 PTS 0.6 OR 3.5 DR 4.1 REB 3.4 AST 0.8 STL 0.5 BLK 1.6 TO 2.4 PF 2.1 AST/TO 11.64 PER

Miami Heat vs Atlanta Hawks 2/20/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Miami Heat

Miami are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami’s last 9 games.
Miami are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
Heat are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Atlanta.
Miami are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Atlanta.
Miami are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games this season.
Heat are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Miami are 12-3 SU in their last 15 games against an opponent in the Southeast Division division.

Atlanta Hawks

The total has gone OVER in 12 of Atlanta’s last 16 games.
Atlanta are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Atlanta’s last 20 games against Miami.
Their total has gone OVER in 7 of Atlanta’s last 8 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 7 games when playing at home against Miami.
Atlanta are 7-13 SU in their last 20 games this season.
Hawks are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Atlanta are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games played on a Thursday.

Injuries

Miami Heat

Meyers Leonard C Ankle is OUT Thursday vs Atlanta
Tyler Herro SG Ankle is out indefinitely

Atlanta Hawks

Clint Capela C Heel is out indefinitely
Skal Labissiere PF Knee is out indefinitely
Kevin Huerter SG Ankle is upgraded to probable Thursday vs Miami
De’Andre Hunter SF Ankle is “?” Thursday vs Miami

Head-to-Head
Miami Heat Atlanta Hawks
28-24 Against the Spread 25-30
31-22 Straight Up 32-24
111 Points per Game 110
108 Points Allowed per Game 118
46.82 Offensive FG% 44.72
77.77 Offensive FT% 78.72
37.78 Offensive 3PT% 32.88
44.53 Defensive FG% 47.7
77.6 Defensive FT% 77.11
33.71 Defensive 3PT% 35.96

Miami Heat vs Atlanta Hawks Betting Picks

Although the teams are coming off losses, Miami remains the overwhelming favorite to prevail over Atlanta by NBA basketball lines. The Heat will step up their drive for the playoffs, improved chances with the addition of veteran players. The Hawks may be out of it but expect them to come out fighting. Young is playing at a high level and the new faces could turn up something new for head coach Lloyd Pierce.

Moneyline: The ML handed to the Heat for this game is at -220 while the Hawks are at +180 at home.

ATS: +4.5 is given to the Hawks across the spread while on the other side of the line are the Heat with -4.5.

TOTALs: 231.5 is the given total for this match with the Heat going over and the Hawks the team under.

Score Prediction: 118 – 113 Heat