Hawks vs. Heat Game 1 Prediction

Hawks vs. Heat Game 1, 4/17/22 NBA Playoffs Betting Predictions

Game 1 of the Conference Quarterfinals matchup between the Hawks and Heat will take place at 1:00 p.m. ET. With the Heat laying 6.5 points and the total sitting at 219 points, what’s the best bet when it comes to Sunday’s matchup?

Game Snapshot

527 Atlanta Hawks (+6.5) at 528 Miami Heat (-6.5); o/u 219

1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, April 17, 2022

Venue: FTX Arena, Miami, FL

TV: TNT

Atlanta Hawks DFS Notes

Clint Capela (right knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Heat. The MRI on Capela's right knee showed no structural damage, and he will be evaluated again in a week. He will likely miss significant time in the Hawks-Heat playoff series if he can return at all. This is a tough blow for a Hawks team that is currently playing without their star forward, John Collins (finger/foot).

Miami Heat DFS Notes

Bam Adebayo is no longer listed on the injury report ahead of Sunday's game against Hawks. Adebayo was away from the team due to the league's health and safety protocols, but he will suit up for Sunday's game against the Hawks. The 24- year old center averaged 19.1 points, 10.1 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 1.4 steals on 55.7% shooting.

Hawks vs. Cavs NBA Playoffs Betting Prediction

The Hawks are just 1-5 against the spread in their last six games in Miami, are 2-7 against the number in their last nine games as an underdog and are 5-14 at the betting window in their last 19 games coming off a win. The Heat are also 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games overall, are 4-1 against the number in their last five games as a favorite and have covered in 37 of their last 55 playoff games as a favorite.

NBA PLAYOFFS BETTING PREDICTION: MIAMI HEAT -6.5

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