Atlanta Hawks vs Miami Heat Prediction, 4/19/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Miami Heat
Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Location: FTX Arena in Miami, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (+7)
FTX Arena is where the Miami Heat (53-29) will play the Atlanta Hawks (43-39) on Tuesday in Game 2 of their series. Miami opens this matchup as 7-point favorites. The betting total comes in at 218.5.
The Hawks went home with a loss by a final score of 115-91 in Game 1. When discussing personal fouls, the Hawks ended up with 19 and the Heat finished the game with 15 personal fouls. They also knocked down 18 of their 38 tries from downtown. Miami ended up shooting 61.1% from the charity stripe by burying 11 of 18 shots. On top of that, Miami collected 36 rebounds (4 offensive, 32 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Miami recorded 40 assists and had 35 steals for this contest. In terms of defense, Atlanta allowed the other team to go 52.4% from the field on 43 out of 82 shooting. They also dished out 16 assists in the matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 3 turnovers and earning 8 steals. In reference to pulling down boards, they collected 38 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. From the charity stripe, the Hawks converted 23 of their 27 shots for a percentage of 85.2%. Atlanta wrapped up the contest having earned a 38.7% FG percentage (29 out of 75) and knocked down 10 out of their 36 three-point attempts.
Danilo Gallinari is one guy who played a role in the game. He scored 17 points on 5 out of 12 shooting. He played 29 mins played and also pulled down 5 rebounds. Gallinari finished 41.7% from the field but had no assists when the time ran out.
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Atlanta will play this contest with a record of 43-39 so far this year. They are turning it over 11.9 times per contest and as a team they commit 18.7 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Atlanta is collecting 44.0 rebounds per contest and has 2,017 dimes so far this season, which is 15th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Hawks are shooting 37.4% on three-point shots (1,056 of 2,821) and 81.2% from the charity stripe. They average 113.9 pts per contest (6th in basketball) while connecting on 47.0% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Hawks are able to force 12.8 turnovers every game and they draw 20.3 fouls. They are 23rd in the NBA in giving up assists with 2,085 conceded on the season. The Hawks defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 47.1% (3,435 of 7,294) and they concede 43.9 rebounds per contest as a unit. They surrender 36.4% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 21st in the NBA in points per game allowed (112.4).
In their Game 1 win, Miami permitted Atlanta to grab 30 in total (8 offensive). They finished 27.8% from three-point range by shooting 10 out of 36 and finished the game at 23 out of 27 at the charity stripe (85.2%). The Heat permitted the Hawks to knock down 29 of 75 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 38.7% in this matchup. When the final whistle blew, the Heat walked away from this one shooting 43 for 82 from the floor which had them shooting 52.4%. In reference to shots from 3-point land, Miami buried 18 out of their 38 attempts (47.4%). They were able to convert 11 of those for a percentage of 61.1%. The Hawks earned 18 fouls for this contest which took the Heat to the charity stripe for 18 attempts. They coughed up the ball 15 times, while recording 12 steals for this game. The Heat were able to corral 36 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive boards for a total of 40 for this contest.
Duncan Robinson ended up having an impact for the Heat in this game. Robinson accumulated 27 points in his 23 minutes on the court, but wasn't able to notch an assist. He converted 9 out of 10 for the contest giving him a rate of 90.0%, and earned 1 rebound.
Miami has a record of 53-29 on the campaign. In terms of offensive execution, the Heat are connecting on 46.7% from the field, which has them ranked 13th in the league. Miami has earned 9,022 points for the season (110.0 per game) and they average 43.7 boards per game. They are earning an assist 25.5 times per game (8th in the NBA) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.6 times per game. The Heat commit 20.5 personal fouls every game while shooting 80.8% from the free throw line.
The Heat defensively are ranked 4th in basketball in points per game surrendered 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 league). The Miami defense allows 33.9% on shots from beyond the arc (1,064 of 3,138) and opponents are knocking down 77.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 23.3 dimes and 41.7 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 4th and 2nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Atlanta (+7)
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