Miami Heat versus Atlanta Hawks NBA Playoffs Game 1
The Miami Heat and Atlanta Hawks lock up in an opening round NBA best of 7 playoff series. In this #4 seed versus #5 seed Eastern Conference playoff the odds reveal the Atlanta Hawks lined as a –155 series favorite with the underdog Heat returning +135. Game 1 is scheduled for Sunday at 8PM Eastern Time in Atlanta with TNT televising. LVSC has sent out the home team Atlanta Hawks as a 5-point favorite with the over under coming in at 189. This game has seen no movement on the betting line, as the Hawks are currently 5-point favorites over the Heat. The total has been bet downward as the over under currently sits at 186. Atlanta is a 4 seed in the Eastern Conference and will own home court advantage over the 5th seeded Miami Heat.
Dwayne Wade was sat during the final two games of the regular season. The reason was described as a sprained ankle. Media reports are that his ankle is fine and the Heat didn’t want Wade in the lineup for the final two games of the regular season. The Hawks are a healthy team and reporting no significant injuries for Game 1 of this best of 7 series with the Heat.
The teams have met on 4 occasions this season with Atlanta winning 3 of 4. The Hawks beat the Heat in both home meetings this season and took an 87-73 victory over The Heat on Miami’s home court. In their four meeting this season no team scored 100 points or more. The lowest total lined for their 4 regular season meetings was 191 on their April 14th match up. At 186 this is the lowest total lined for any of their meetings this season. Halftime and in game live bettors should note that the Heat allows 26.4 points per game in the fourth quarter ranking them 26th in the league. The Hawks anchor down defensively in the final stanza allowing only 23.7 points per game in the fourth quarter ranking them 3rd in the league.
Trend: The Under is 4-0 in their past 4 meetings
The Wagerline consensus has 55.4% of the bettors on Miami +5
The Wagerline consensus has 58.1% of the bettors playing Over 186