Heat vs. Hawks Friday Prediction
The Heat and the Hawks will meet for the third time in less than two weeks when the two teams square off in Atlanta at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday. The Heat won the last two meetings and covered in each game as well. Thus, is Miami the best bet as a 1.5-point dog?
539 Miami Heat (+1.5) at 540 Atlanta Hawks (-1.5); o/u 219.5
7:30 p.m. ET, Friday, January 21, 2022
State Farm Arena, Atlanta, GA
Miami Heat DFS Spin
Kyle Lowry (personal reasons) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Hawks. Lowry will miss a second consecutive game, which puts Gabe Vincent in a position to remain in the starting lineup. Vincent played 37 minutes in Wednesday's win over Portland, recording a line of 11 points, two rebounds, seven assists, three steals, one blocked shot, and one 3-pointer. He's worth streaming in deeper leagues until Lowry rejoins his teammates.
Atlanta Hawks DFS Spin
Trae Young went off for 37 points vs. the Wolves on Wednesday to go with 14 assists, five rebounds, one steal, six triples and five turnovers in 36 minutes. The Hawks are finally back on track with two straight wins, but they had to work for this one – they dropped 45 points in the third quarter to stun the Wolves. As for Trae, he’s been on a tear over his last four games with 30.0 points, 9.8 dimes, 3.8 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 3.8 triples on 50% shooting. He’ll get the Heat at home on Friday.
Heat vs. Hawks NBA Betting Prediction
The Heat have covered in seven of their last eight games, are a perfect 4-0 against the number in their last four games as a road underdog and are 13-3 at the betting window in their last 16 games as an underdog, either home or away. On the other side, the Hawks are just 2-11 against the spread in their last 13 home games, are 1-10 against the number in their last 11 games as a home favorite and are 1-6 at the betting window in their last seven games as a favorite.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: MIAMI HEAT +1.5