The Eastern Conference Playoffs is raging in full flow and they have been more lopsided than the Western Conference ones so far. The Celtics and 76ers are highly likely to advance while a win can also bring Bucks closer to the second round. Meanwhile, the hurt Miami Heat will look to deny the Hawks a series levelling win here. Can they do it?Bet on Atlanta Hawks-Miami Heat
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Winer/Loser: Bookmakers at 1xbet predict that the Heat’s odds of winning are 1.85. The Heat lost in the last few seconds during the last game as Trae Young nailed a floater. They are hit with a lot of injuries and Adebayo, Lowry, and Tucker, their major defensive players are all questionable. The Heat is a deep team but if Trae Young gets going, their chances can be minimal. However, I see a Heat win here. (W2)
Individual Total 1: The Hawks have been given the odds of 1.90 going “over” 109.5 by 22bet. They scored 111 in the last game but it was due to a late-game shot by Trae. Of Course, having Adebayo, Lowry, and Tucker will be crucial on the defensive end, all of whom are questionable. I believe it will be “under” here. (Total 1 Under 109.5)
Player Props: Player Points: Max Strus’ odds of going Over 12.5 as per bet365 are 1.86. The sharpshooting two-guard has been spectacular in various ways. He has scored 20, 14, and 9 in the last three games. I expect him to go “over” the points mark here. (Player Props: Player Points: Max Strus Over 12.5)
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Although Trae didn't have one of his special 30+ points night in the last game, he dropped around 10 points in the last three minutes which was a major cause of the victory. As a team, that Hawks had their best game percentage-wise, shooting 51% or so and they were also focused on the defensive end especially late in the game as they didn't allow the Heat to make a deep run to close the business. Bogdan Bogdanovic once again had a strong game while DeAndre Hunter also continued to be consistent. Delon Wright's 6/6 shooting also made a huge impact and overall, the Hawks turned it on late in the game. Can they level the series?
Heat's tendency to run below-par offensive sets late in the game hurt them during Game 2 and such mistakes will be punished by offensively effective teams like the Hawks. The team failed to close the game out and have left the door open for the Hawks. On the bright side, Tyler Herro returned to form while Max Strus raised his game again and dipped in 20 points. The Heat hasn't received big offensive contributions from Lowry, who had another below 30% shooting night, something that has hurt the team during the late second half of the season too. Butler had a decent game but ran some stagnant offense to end the game while Adebayo has been unable to score a bunch of points too. So, how will the Heat stop the Trae train here?
Hawks vs Heat: possible lineups
- Hawks likely starting five: PG: Trae Young | SG: Kevin Huerter | SF: DeAndre Hunter | PF: Danilo Gallinari | PF: John Collins;
- Heat likely starting five: PG; Kyle Lowry | SG: Max Strus | SF: Jimmy Butler | PF: PJ Tucker | C: Bam Adebayo.