NBA basketball betting handicappers are also holding the Atlanta Hawks in higher regard as they have proven to be a solid NBA sports betting commodity.
The Miami Heat will host the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night with a start time of 7:30 PM ET and a telecast on NBA TV. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this matchup so be sure and open your account today for all the action.
Atlanta had a record of 26-15 straight up and was 19-22 with the NBA odds. The Hawks paid out in 12 out of 22 away games with 12 of those games going under the total. Defense was the strength of the team as Atlanta ranked 8th for points allowed.
Miami had a record of 30-12 straight up and 20-21-1 with the NBA betting lines. The Heat were a poor value at home with a mark of 7-12 against the spread and with just 7 of their games as a host going under the total. LeBron James has been out of the lineup with an ankle injury in the past week but was probable for this one.
Miami has been a better than expected NBA basketball betting favorite as they have paid out in 12 of their last 19 as a chalk with 6 of their last 7 games as a favorite going over the total. Atlanta has paid out in just 7 of their last 18 games as a dog with 7 of their last 11 games as a puppy going under the total.
Atlanta has struggled big time at Miami with just 4 payouts in their last 20 visits including 6 losses in their last 7 trips and 4 consecutive failures against the spread. The series has gone under the total in 7 of the last 8 matchups at Miami. Miami has also paid out in their last 4 overall meetings with Atlanta in this series with 12 of the last 16 meetings between the teams going under the total.
In the only previous meeting this year between the teams Miami scored an 89-77 home payout over Atlanta on December 4 with the game going under the total.