Atlanta Hawks vs Miami Heat Prediction, 4/8/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Miami Heat
Date: Friday, April 8, 2022
Location: FTX Arena in Miami, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
The Miami Heat (52-28) will take on the Atlanta Hawks (42-38) at FTX Arena on Friday.
The Hawks stepped onto the hardwood against the Wizards and took home the win by a score of 118-103 in their last game. When talking about personal fouls, the Hawks ended up with 13 and the Wizards finished the game with 14 personal fouls. They also converted 10 of 35 tries from 3-point range. Washington walked away from this one shooting 81.8% at the charity stripe by knocking down 9 of 11 shots. In addition, Washington totaled 38 rebounds (6 offensive, 32 defensive) and had 1 block. Washington earned 44 dimes and had 26 steals for this game. Concerning the defense, Atlanta let their opponent shoot 48.8% from the floor on 42 of 86 shooting. They also recorded 26 assists in this contest in addition to forcing the other team into 4 turnovers and having 11 steals. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 39 with 7 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Hawks converted 16 of their 19 shots for a rate of 84.2%. Atlanta finished the contest with a 46.7% field goal percentage (43 out of 92) and converted 16 of their 39 shots from beyond the arc.
Trae Young is one player who was a factor for this contest. He had 30 points on 8 out of 17 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 37 mins played and also pulled down 2 rebounds. Young finished 47.1% from the field and dished out 11 assists.
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Atlanta steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss record of 42-38 for the campaign. They are averaging 113.8 points per game (6th in basketball) while going 46.9% from the floor. The Hawks are hitting 37.4% on 3-point shots (1,027 of 2,749) and 81.1% from the free throw line. As a unit, Atlanta is grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,971 dimes this season, which is 14th in the NBA in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 11.8 times per contest and as a team they commit 18.7 personal fouls per contest.
On defense, the Hawks are forcing 12.8 turnovers every game and they draw 20.4 fouls. They concede 36.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 22nd in basketball in PPG from their opponents (112.4). The Hawks are giving up a shooting percentage of 47.0% (3,354 of 7,133) and they concede 44.1 boards per game as a squad. They are 24th in the NBA in giving up assists with 2,041 surrendered on the year.
When they last played, the Heat walked away with a victory by a final of 144-115 when they played the Hornets. The Heat snagged 33 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards totaling 41 for the matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 14 times, while getting 10 steals in this matchup. The Hornets were called for 13 fouls for the matchup which took the Heat to the charity stripe for a total of 29 tries. They were able to make 25 of them for a clip of 86.2%. Concerning 3-pointers, Miami knocked down 23 out of 42 tries (54.8%). When the final whistle was blown, the Heat finished 48 out of 84 from the field which had them at 57.1%. The Heat allowed the Hornets to convert 45 out of their 85 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.9% for the contest. They shot 31.6% from beyond the arc by shooting 12 out of 38 and finished the contest at 13 of 18 at the charity stripe (72.2%). In regard to cleaning the glass, Miami allowed Charlotte to pull down 24 overall (7 on the offensive glass).
Tyler Herro ended up being a factor for the Heat for the contest. He made 11 out of 18 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 61.1%, and had 6 rebounds. Herro accumulated 35 points in his 34 mins on the hardwood and had 3 assists for this contest.
Miami has a win-loss mark of 52-28 on the campaign. The Heat commit 20.6 personal fouls per contest and they go 80.9% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 25.6 times per game (8th in basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 14.6 times per game. Miami has totaled 8,798 pts so far this year (110.0 per game) and they grab 43.8 rebounds per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Heat are connecting on 46.6% from the floor, which is 13th in the league.
The Miami defense allows 33.9% on shots from beyond the arc (1,033 of 3,046) and their opponents are connecting on 77.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 23.2 assists and 41.6 total boards per game, which ranks 4th and 1st in the league. The Heat defensively are ranked 3rd in the NBA in points given up per game with 105.3. They are able to force 15.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 44.6% from the floor (4th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Atlanta
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