The Miami Heat and Atlanta Hawks will meet on Thursday in NBA action at the State Farm Arena. The Miami Heat need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Miami Heat are averaging 111.7 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 108.4 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 20.6 points and 6.8 rebounds while Jae Crowder is averaging 18 points and 1.3 assists. Goran Dragic is the third double-digit scorer and Bam Adebayo is grabbing 10.4 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have lost five of their last seven road games.
The Atlanta Hawks need a win after losing nine of their last 14 games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 110.2 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 118.9 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 29.7 points and 9.2 assists while John Collins is averaging 20.6 points and 10.2 rebounds. Jabari Parker is the third double-digit scorer and De’Andre Hunter is grabbing four rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have won four of their last five home games.
Miami Heat at Atlanta Hawks Head to Head
The Heat and the Atlanta Hawks have played 122 games in the regular season with 69 victories for the Heat and 53 for the Hawks. The Heat have won all 3 meetings this season.
Miami Heat at Atlanta Hawks Stats
The Miami Heat are 3-0 against the Hawks this season and all of those wins came by decent margins. The Heat are one of those teams that probably benefits most from the break, as they’re getting healthy, getting traded players into the rotation and getting the legs under Jimmy Butler. The Atlanta Hawks have caught a little hot streak at home, but they’re still losing at home by an average of 3.4 points and not playing much defense.
Miami Heat at Atlanta Hawks News
Missing players Heat: Tyler Herro (Ankle) is out. Meyers Leonard (Ankle) is doubtful.
Missing players Hawks: Skal Labissiere (Knee) is out. Clint Capela (Heel) is questionable.
Miami Heat at Atlanta Hawks Odds
Spread: -5.5 Miami
Miami Heat at Atlanta Hawks Predictions
Just last season, the Heat were deemed as a team with “no direction” and seen by many as middle of the pack team stuck in NBA purgatory. Just one summer later, however, the Heat now have at least one participant in every single All-Star event, tons of salary cap space to sign another star in 2021 free agency, and a whole weekend to let Butler and Bam to recruit the next piece of the Heat dynasty the same way Irving and Durant planned ahead just last season. Miami will win & cover.