In the second game of the Eastern Quarter Finals, the Miami Heat will host the Atlanta Hawks. The match will take place on 20 April at 02:30 AM (+3 UTC). The Heat shut down the Hawks in the previous game and extracted a 115:91 win. Trae Young failed to make his mark in the last game, can he turn it around here or will the Heat defense again make it a tough life?Bet on Miami Heat - Atlanta Hawks with 1xBet
Best bets on Heat vs Hawks
Total: Bookmakers from 22bet suggest that Total 1 Over 113.5 has the odds of 1.90. The last game between the two teams fetched just 206 points and that was because the Hawks scored just 91 in reply to the Heat’s 115. The Heat managed 115 despite Tyler Herro’s off night and Duncan Robinson popped off for a 27 points outing. I see the Heat coming in with even more scoring and go “Over” the mark. (Total 1 Over 113.5)
Player Props: Bookmakers at bet365 predict odds of 1.86 for Jimmy Butler going Over 22.5 Rebounds here(At least 23 points). Jimmy had a 21 points night versus in the last game and I believe he can go even further than that. I see him taking hold of the game early and scoring at least 24 points so I’d go Over 22.5 here. (Player Props: Player Points: Jimmy Butler Over 22.5)
Handicap: Bookmakers at 1xbet believe the Heat will most likely win the game and the handicap of -7.5 fetches the odds of 1.97. The Heat blew the Hawks out in the first game so it can be another one-sided affair. Bam Adebayo and PJ Tucker are QUESTIONABLE for the heat and their absence can affect the inside defense. However, I see the Heat winning anyway by a big margin(At least 10 Points) But to be on the safe side, I suggest betting on the handicap of -8.5 which has the odds of 2.12. (Handicap 1 -8.5)
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The Heat showed their defensive superiority in the last game and raised their level, limiting the Hawks to just 60 points in three quarters. Trae Young and Bogdanovic combined for just 1/19 shooting which is of course not going to get it done. With Perimeter defenders like Lowry, Robinson, Vincent, and Butler, Young especially has his work cut out. The Hawks need to break the pressure and physical defense of the Heat and he will have to rise up for a big night if the Hawks need to make this even an interesting series. Gallinari had 17, Hunter had 14, while returnee Collins clipped 10 points as no Hawks player reached even 20 points. The Hawks committed 18 turnovers and they will need to be careful around the tough defense of the Heat.
Heat showed how they finished first in the Conference and their defense was turned on at the beginning. The Heat limited the Hawks’ chances and the Hawks were playing without Clint Capela which crippled their ability to get offensive rebounds. Herro shot just 3/11 in the last game which didn’t impact the result much because Robinson buried eight triples and scored 27 points. Butler had his customary 21 points night while even PJ Tucker had some fun on the offensive end with four triples. The difference between the Heat and the Hawks is that the Heat has a much better defense and they also have a highly dependable bench. Lowry dished nine assists and the Heat will be looking for a four-nil sweep here.
Heat vs Hawks: possible lineups
- Heat most likely starting five: PG: Kyle Lowry | SG: Max Strus | SF: Jimmy Butler | PF: PJ Tucker | C: Bam Adebayo;
- Hawks most likely starting five: PG: Trae Young | SG: Kevin Huerter | SF: Deandre Hunter | PF: Danilo Gallinari | C: Onyeka Okongwu.