Atlanta Hawks vs Miami Heat Prediction, 4/17/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Miami Heat
Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022
Location: FTX Arena in Miami, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (+7)
The Miami Heat (53-29) welcome the Atlanta Hawks (43-39) at FTX Arena on Sunday. Atlanta opens as 7-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The betting total comes in at 215.5.
The Hawks stepped onto the hardwood against the Cavaliers and went home with a win by a final score of 107-101 in their last game. Atlanta ended the game with a 48.8% field goal percentage (39 of 80) and buried 9 out of their 31 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Hawks knocked down 20 of 22 shots for a rate of 90.9%. When it comes to rebounding, they collected 42 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 15 assists in the game while forcing the other team into 4 turnovers and getting 5 steals. In relation to the defense, Atlanta allowed the other team to shoot 45.7% from the floor on 37 of 81 shooting. Cleveland earned 36 assists and had 23 steals in this game. Moreover, Cleveland collected 28 rebounds (8 offensive, 20 defensive) and had 3 blocks. Cleveland went 82.4% when shooting free throws by knocking down 14 of their 17 tries. They buried 13 out of their 36 attempts from long range. Regarding personal fouls, the Hawks ended up with 19 while the Cavaliers recorded 11 personal fouls.
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Atlanta enters this one with a win-loss record of 43-39 on the campaign. They have an average of 113.9 pts per game (6th in basketball) while hitting 47.0% from the floor. The Hawks are shooting 37.4% on shots from downtown (1,056 of 2,821) and 81.2% from the charity stripe. As a team, Atlanta is pulling down 44.0 rebounds per game and is sitting with 2,017 assists on the year, which has them ranked 15th in the league in terms of passing. They are turning it over 11.9 times per game and as a group are committing 18.7 personal fouls per game.
On the defensive end, the Hawks are forcing 12.8 turnovers per game while drawing 20.3 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 36.4% on three-point shots while they are 21st in the NBA in PPG allowed (112.4). The Hawks defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 47.1% (3,435 of 7,294) and they surrender 43.9 rebounds per game as a unit. They are currently ranked 23rd in the NBA in giving up assists with 2,085 conceded on the season.
When they last played, the Heat went home defeated by a final of 125-111 against the Magic. When it comes to cleaning the glass, Miami permitted Orlando to snag 42 in total (6 offensive). They shot 39.7% from downtown via 23 of 58 and ended up going 12 out of 14 from the free throw line (85.7%). The Heat allowed the Magic to bury 45 of their 91 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 49.5% in this game. Overall, the Heat walked away from this one shooting 40 out of 94 from the field which had them sitting at 42.6%. When it comes to 3-point shots, Miami converted 19 of 50 attempts (38.0%). They were able to knock down 12 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 75.0%. The Magic committed 8 fouls for this game which took the Heat to the charity stripe for a total of 16 tries. They coughed up the ball 10 times, while getting 5 steals for the game. The Heat were able to collect 37 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 47 for this game.
Victor Oladipo ended up having an impact for the Heat in this game. He converted 13 of 22 for this game for a field goal rate of 59.1%, and earned 10 rebounds. Oladipo earned 40 points in his 36 minutes on the hardwood and had 7 dimes in the matchup.
Miami has a win-loss record of 53-29 so far this season. The Heat commit 20.5 personal fouls per game and they shoot 80.8% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 25.5 times per game (8th in basketball) and they turn the ball over 14.6 times per game. Miami has totaled 9,022 pts for the season (110.0 per game) and they collect 43.7 boards per contest. As an offensive team, the Heat are shooting 46.7% from the floor, which is 13th in basketball.
The Heat are ranked 4th in the NBA in points allowed per game with 105.6. They are forcing their opponents into 15.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 44.7% from the floor (4th in the NBA). The Miami defense gives up 33.9% on shots from 3-point land (1,064 of 3,138) and their opposition knocks down 77.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They have surrendered 23.3 assists and 41.7 boards per game, which has them ranked 4th and 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Atlanta (+7)
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