Atlanta Hawks vs Miami Heat Prediction, 3/2/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Miami Heat
Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Location: AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, FL
TV: Fox Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (+1.5)
The Miami Heat (17-17) play the Atlanta Hawks (14-20) at AmericanAirlines Arena on Tuesday. Atlanta opens this game as 1.5-point dogs. The over/under is set at 223.
The Atlanta Hawks stepped onto the hardwood against the Heat and took a loss by a final of 109-99 in their last game. Atlanta finished the game having earned a 41.4% FG percentage (36 out of 87) and knocked down 8 out of their 35 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Hawks buried 19 of their 22 attempts for a percentage of 86.4%. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 49 with 16 of them being offensive. They also distributed 22 assists in this game while creating 14 turnovers and getting 12 steals. With regard to defending, Atlanta allowed 45.3% from the floor on 39 of 86 shooting. Miami doled out 27 dimes and had 8 steals in the matchup. On top of that, Miami snagged 45 rebounds (12 offensive, 33 defensive) and got 6 blocks. Miami finished the game at 90.9% from the free throw line by converting 20 of their 22 tries. They also made 11 out of their 37 shots from distance.
John Collins is one player who came through in the game. He ended up with 34 points on 13 of 21 shooting. He played 37:01 minutes played and also totaled 10 rebounds. Collins finished shooting 61.9% from the field and also dished out 1 assist. An additional guy that was a factor in the game for the Hawks was Clint Capela. He collected 14 rebounds in his 35:37 min on the basketball court. He ended up going 52.9% from the floor for this contest by connecting on 9-of-17 (20 points). When the final whistle was blown, Capela earned 1 assist.
Atlanta will enter this game with a win-loss mark of 14-20 for the season. They lose possession via turnover 14.2 times per contest and as a group are committing 19.8 personal fouls per game. As a team, Atlanta is pulling in 45.8 rebounds per game and has totaled 825 dimes so far this year, which is 16th in the league in terms of passing. The Hawks are connecting on 35.8% from downtown (420 of 1,174) and 81.9% from the charity stripe. They average 113.1 pts per game (14th in the league) on 45.4% from the field. On defense, the Hawks are forcing their opponents into 12.6 turnovers per game and they draw 21.3 fouls. The Hawks defense is giving up a FG percentage of 46.4% (428 of 723) and they concede 43.0 boards per contest as a team. They are currently ranked 15th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 824 conceded on the season. They are surrendering 34.8% on 3-point attempts while they are 22nd in the NBA in opponents points per game (113.1).
In their win over Atlanta, the Heat recorded 33 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards for a total of 45 for the matchup. They also gave up possession 14 times, while recording 8 steals in this game. The Hawks committed 20 personal fouls for this contest which took the Heat to the charity stripe for 22 shots. They were able to convert 20 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 90.9%. Pertaining to 3-pointers, Miami knocked down 11 of 37 attempts (29.7%). At the conclusion of this game, the Heat went 39 out of 86 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.3%. The Heat permitted the Hawks to make 36 out of 87 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 41.4% for the game. They finished the game shooting 22.9% from downtown via 8 out of 35 and finished the game at 19 of 22 at the free throw line (86.4%). In reference to rebounding, Miami permitted Atlanta to collect 49 in total (16 offensive).
Kendrick Nunn was important for the Heat for the contest. He converted 8 of 15 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 53.3%, and had 3 rebounds. Nunn totaled 24 points in his 32:45 mins of playing time and accounted for 7 assists for this contest. One more player that ended being a contributor for Miami was Bam Adebayo. He accumulated 5 assists in his 34:56 mins played, and he knocked down 6 out of 12 from the floor. Adebayo ended up shooting 50.0% from the floor and also collecting 16 points and 13 rebounds.
Miami has a win-loss record of 17-17 for the campaign. Miami has 3,662 points for the campaign (107.7 per contest) and they average 42.9 rebounds per contest. The Heat are responsible for committing 19.8 fouls every game and they connect on 79.6% from the free throw line. When it comes to offense, the Heat are hitting on 46.4% from the floor, which is 16th in the league. They are earning an assist 26.1 times per contest (9th in basketball) and they turn it over 16.0 times per contest. The Heat on the defensive end are ranked 6th in basketball in PPG given up with 109.3. The Miami defense gives up 36.6% on shots from behind the 3-point line (510 of 1,395) and their opposition makes 78.7% of their free throw shots. They allow 25.3 dimes and 43.5 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 21st and 13th in the NBA. They are forcing their opponents into 15.1 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.7% from the field (4th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atlanta (+1.5)
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