Basketball. NBA. Play-off. Round of 16
Atlanta Hawks vs Miami Heat
Stadium: State Farm Arena (Atlanta)
25.04.2022. 02:00 (UTC+3)
Series score 1-2 (Series up to 4 wins)
Atlanta has taken a one-game lead over Miami, but losing the upcoming game would mean for them to give their opponent home court advantage. Will the Hawks be able to avoid a loss? Let's choose several options for betting at once.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Atlanta has to do without a number of key players
The Hawks are not having an easy time this season in general. After the conference finals in the previous championship, Nate McMillan's team barely made the playoffs. Finishing just 10th in the Western Conference, the Hawks earned the right to challenge Miami with only two wins in the play-in round – over Charlotte and Cleveland. In the series with the Heat, Atlanta is already down 1-2. In addition to the "second season syndrome," the team is also severely hampered by injuries. Atlanta's primary center Clint Capela and one of the best sixth guards in NBA history, Lou Williams, can't help the team.
Miami is doing without trouble so far
After winning both home games in the series, Erik Spoelstra's team was close to winning on the first road as well. Miami was one point shy of making it 3-0, 110-111. Miami had two double-doubles – 20 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists by Jimmy Butler and 13 points and 11 rebounds by Bam Adebayo.
- Atlanta: Chaundee Brown, Clint Capela, Lou Williams will not play;
- Miami: Markieff Morris is questionable.
The score in the series is 2-1 in favor of Miami.
Expert Betting Tips
If the Heat win the fourth game of the series, they will practically ensure entry into the next round. The team of Spoelstra, Lowry, and Butler will have to win only one meeting out of three. The start of the series has shown that there is a big difference in class between the teams, so for sure, Miami should be able to make it happen. Atlanta is also without Clint Capela, so there are problems in the three-second zone on both halves of the court.
Prediction: a win for Miami.
- W2 for 1.85;
- W2 for 3 quarters in a row for 5.10;
- W2+TU (221.5) for 3.30.
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