The third game between the Atlanta Hawks and the Miami Heat will take place on 23 April at 01:00 AM (+3 UTC). Hey, y'all, how is it going? The Miami Heat has produced some bangers so far and there is no doubt that the Hawks are sinking in the heat of the battle. However, they will be back at their home floor and look to get cozier. They lost the game 105:115 as Trae Young fumbled the ball up ten times and has had a low-profile series so far. Can he get something going?Bet on Atlanta Hawks-Miami Heat
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Total: Bookmakers at 1xbet think that the Total here is Over/Under 221.5(identical odds of 1.97). Ain’t that interesting? Well, you see the Hawks were punking teams left and right on the offensive end during the Regular Season and were constantly in the 120+ points range, however, by now it is clear that the Playoffs are a different kind of beast. The last game hauled in 220 points while the game before that brought just 209. Still, I think the total will go “Over” here. (Total Over 221.5 for 1.97)
Player Props: Bookmakers at bet365 predict that the odds for Jimmy Butler going Over 24.5 Points is 1.86. Butler is coming into the contest after a 45 points night and will be raring to get going. He will be looking to finish on a high note here and will be confident. I believe he will go “Over” here. (Player Props: Player Points: Jimmy Butler Over 24.5 for 1.86)
Handicap: The bookmakers at 22bet predict a close game and the swing is +/- 1.5 in the favour of the Heat. The Hawks were a strong Regular Season team and will be looking to get something going against the Heat, a team that can be formidable away from home. I see the Heat nabbing a win here by 3 points margin at least. I believe a handicap of -3.5 in favor of the Hawks (Handicap 2 -3.5 for 2.14)
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Hawks were not able to get going in the first two games largely due to the lack of production from Trae Young. Young turned it over 10 times in Game 2 while 6 times in Game 1, while shooting less than 20% from the three-point line. If Trae is unable to get going, the Hawks will find it incredibly hard to make it through. Bogdan Bogdanovic had a special 29 points night in the last game while John Collins turned it up with 10 rebounds. But fellas, trust me, the Hawks will need Trae to step it up. The Hawks are strong at home, they get their wheels rolling quick into the game and step it up on the defensive end. The thing is that even with Tyler Herro and Bam Adebayo being quiet, the Hawks have not been able to resist the Heat.
The much-heralded Miami Heat defense showed up in the first two games, unable to get the gears going as the perimeter defense of the Heat, thanks to Kyle Lowry posed multiple threats. Jimmy Butler's 45 points outburst was a long time overdue and he did deliver. You gotta see how much Herro has been below his average, the sweet scorer has yet to reach the 20s while Lowry hasn’t been all that efficient either. Strus has been a big help and thanks to his shooting prowess, the Heat has been able to stretch the Hawks’ defense. One thing is clear, if the Heat has to make a deep Playoffs run one among Herro or Adebayo will have to step up the game.
Hawks vs Heat: possible lineups
- Hawks most likely starting five: PG: Trae Young | SG: Kevin Huerter | SF: DeAndre Hunter | PF: Danilo Gallinari | PF: John Collins;
- Heat most likely starting five: PG: Kyle Lowry | SG: Max Strus | SF: Jimmy Butler | PF: PJ Tucker | C: Bam Adebayo.