Miami Heat vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 4/23/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Heat vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Friday, April 23, 2021
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+1.5)
State Farm Arena is the venue where and the Atlanta Hawks (32-27) will take on the Miami Heat (31-28) on Friday. The odds on this game have Atlanta as 1.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 229.
The Miami Heat took the court against the San Antonio Spurs and walked away with a win by a score of 107-87 in their last game. Miami wrapped up the contest having earned a 47.0% FG percentage (39 out of 83) and knocked down 13 out of their 31 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Heat buried 16 of 20 tries for a percentage of 80.0%. In the matter of rebounding, they earned 44 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 28 assists in the matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and having 8 steals. In the matter of the defense, Miami allowed the other team to shoot 40.3% from the field on 31 of 77 shooting. San Antonio dished out 21 dimes and had 1 steal for this game. In addition, San Antonio had 38 rebounds (7 offensive, 31 defensive) and had 1 block. San Antonio finished the game shooting 75.0% when shooting free throws by burying 15 of 20 tries. They converted 10 out of their 35 attempts from 3-point range.
Bam Adebayo is a player who was a contributor in this game. He ended up with 23 points on 8 out of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 31:22 mins and also snagged 8 rebounds. Adebayo went 66.7% from the field and also distributed 5 assists. One more player that was a contributor in the matchup for the Heat was Jimmy Butler. He snagged 7 rebounds in his 34:14 min played on the night. He walked away from this one shooting 46.2% from the field for the matchup by shooting 6-of-13 (18 points). When the final whistle blew, Butler accounted for 11 assists.
Miami comes into this contest with a win-loss record of 31-28 so far this year. The Heat are shooting 35.0% on 3-pointers (749 of 2,141) and 78.5% from the free throw line. They average 106.5 pts per contest (27th in the league) while hitting 46.1% from the field. They lose possession via turnover 14.5 times per contest and as a team are committing 19.0 personal fouls every game. As a team, Miami is pulling down 42.1 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 1,550 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 7th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. On the defensive end, the Heat have forced 15.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.7 personal fouls. They currently rank 22nd in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,498 relinquished this year. The Heat are giving up a shooting percentage of 44.9% (898 of 1,161) and they concede 43.7 boards per contest as a basketball team. They surrender 36.1% on 3-point shots and they rank 3rd in the league in points per game allowed (107.0).
The last time they took the court, the Atlanta Hawks took a loss by a score of 137-127 when they faced the New York Knicks. The Hawks recorded 29 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 41 for the game. They also coughed it up 10 times, while getting 10 steals in the matchup. The Knicks were called for 19 fouls for the game which got the Hawks to the free throw line for a total of 24 tries. They were able to convert 17 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 70.8%. In regard to shooting from downtown, Atlanta knocked down 12 of their 34 attempts (35.3%). When the game finished, the Hawks finished 49 out of 102 from the floor which gave them a rate of 48.0%. The Hawks allowed the Knicks to make 49 of their 91 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 53.8% in this game. They finished shooting 54.3% from 3-point land via 19 out of 35 and finished the contest at 20 out of 25 from the charity stripe (80.0%). When it comes to rebounding, Atlanta allowed New York to collect 49 overall (8 offensive).
Clint Capela ended up being a major contributor for the Hawks in this contest. He made 12 out of 17 in the game giving him a rate of 70.6%, and had 22 rebounds. Capela earned 25 points in his 41:29 minutes on the court and added 1 assist for the matchup. An additional guy that was important for Atlanta was Bogdan Bogdanovic. He accumulated 4 assists in his 42:09 minutes played, and he knocked down 8 out of 19 from the floor. Bogdanovic wrapped this one up going 42.1% from the field as well as totaling 20 points and 6 rebounds.
Atlanta has a mark of 32-27 for the campaign. Atlanta has accounted for 6,707 points for the season (113.7 per contest) and they collect 45.4 boards per game. The Hawks commit 19.5 fouls per contest and they shoot 81.0% from the free throw line. When it comes to offense, the Hawks are shooting 46.4% from the floor, which has them ranked 18th in the NBA. They are getting an assist 24.2 times per contest (19th in basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.3 times per game. The Hawks on defense are ranked 16th in basketball in points allowed per game with 111.6. They have allowed 24.2 assists and 43.0 boards every game, which is 10th and 9th in the league. The Atlanta defense allows 34.8% on shots from behind the 3-point line (707 of 2,034) and opponents are making 80.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing their opponents into 12.5 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.2% from the floor (11th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Miami (+1.5)
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