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The (28-20) Atlanta, Hawks of the Eastern Conference Southeast Division, will make the trip to the “SUNSHINE STATE” for a Divisional matchup.
Atlanta plays the (19-30) Miami Heat also of the Eastern Conference Southeast in 2017 NBA action. Tip-off is 7:35 PM EST. The game is on Wednesday. February 1, 2017.
The teams will play at American Airlines Arena on beautiful Biscayne Bay in Miami, Florida.
The best Sports Handicapper believes the Atlanta Hawks are playing good basketball at both ends of the court.
The Hawks are the odds on favorites to win the division. The Miami Heat are on of the hottest teams in the Association.
The team is buying into the philosophy of head coach Erik Spoelstra.
The Opening Betting Line has the Atlanta Hawks as a Two-Point Road Favorite Against The Point Spread. The Betting Odds Total is 203 for Wednesday’s contest.
The Atlanta Hawks have won three of five straight up, but are 2-3 ATS in the span. Atlanta is first in the Division, a half game in front of second-place Washington.
Atlanta is just 4-5 vs. Southeast division opponents so far this season. The Hawks beat the New York Knicks in a high scoring affair their last game on Sunday. January, 29th.
Head Coach Mike Budenholzer is in his fourth season on the bench in the “ATL” and believes his team has what it takes to compete with Cleveland and Toronto.
Budenholzer was the 2014-15 NBA coach of the year, and the Hawks had the best record in the Eastern Conference. Getting back to that status has been a challenge.
The acquisition of Atlanta native Dwight Howard could pay huge dividends in the postseason.
Point Guard Dennis Schroder takes over for the departed Jeff Teague and is second on the team in scoring.
Forward Paul Millsap is the team’s leading scorer and should be voted into the All-Star game. The key to a Hawks wins to play tight defense.
Bovada.Lv, list the 2017 Atlanta Hawks at +3,300 to win the NBA Eastern Conference title.
The 2017 Miami Heat are currently on an eight-game winning streak. Miami beat Brooklyn on Monday. January 30th 104-96.
Miami is 5-0 their last five Against The Spread vs. Atlanta. Wednesday’s matchup will be the third between the teams this season.
Miami is 0-2 straight up against The Atlanta Hawks in the 2016-17 season. The Heat is nine and a half games out of the division lead.
The Miami offense ranks twenty-eighths in the NBA while the defense allows opponents 102.1 points per game.
Starting Point Guard Goran Dragic leads Miami in scoring and assists per contest.
However, Center Hassan Whiteside is their best player and continues to get better each and every game.
The former Marshall University standout is also developing a soft touch around the basket on offense.
Forward James Johnson could get votes for the sixth man of the year award. The key to a Miami victory is to play their signature defense and make open shots.
Whiteside will have his hands full with Howard.
Bovada.Lv, list the Miami Heat at +5,500to win the 2017 Southeast Division Crown.