The last time these two met, the Heat scorched the Hawks by an 87-73 count. Look for another win and cover tonight at American Airlines arena when Miami hosts Atlanta.
American Airlines Arena will be the site of tonight’s meeting between the host Miami Heat and the visiting Atlanta Hawks. These two teams last met back on December 12 and the Hawks took the Heat out to the proverbial wood shed and won straight up as a 2-point road underdog, 87-73.
The Hawks are 26-16 SU this season and have posted a record of 23-18 against the number. Atlanta is 9-12 SU and 13-7 ATS on the road this year. When facing division opponents the Hawks have played well posting a record of 6-2 SU but they have cost their backers against the spread going 3-5 ATS in division contests this season.
Atlanta has struggled in the role of conference road underdog posting a record of 185-228-6 ATS overall and if they are coming off a home game their record is 140-178-4 ATS. Those records include games against this Heat team and we note that Atlanta is 2-10 ATS versus Miami their last 12 meetings overall. If the Hawks are playing at Miami with a line range of 1½ to 3½ points they are 0-7 ATS, the Hawks are 1-8 ATS as an underdog versus Miami at any location and 0-7 ATS as an underdog at Miami with the same line range.
Miami is coming off a huge home win versus Orlando on Saturday night winning 103 to 97 as a 7½-point home underdog. The Heat are 23-19 SU and 19-23 ATS on the season but have covered six of their last eight games overall. Miami is 21-3 SU and 17-7 ATS versus Atlanta since 1996 when playing at home.
On Monday night we expect the Heat to avenge that December loss and continue their ATS success versus this Atlanta Hawks team.
Projected Final Score: Miami-96 Atlanta-90
Free Pick: Heat -3½ (-110)