- The Miami Heat have -115 odds to cover a 1.5-point spread against the Atlanta Hawks in Game 3.
- The Atlanta Hawks have gone 0-41 ATS this season in losses.
ATLANTA – After taking a 2-0 series in the first round, the Miami Heat are going into Game 3 as a 1.5-point favorite. With the Heat being favored and covering a 6.5-point spread in Game 1 and an 8-point spread in Game 2, this could be considered a walk in the park for them.
Miami Heat Vs. Atlanta Hawks
- Heat -1.5 -115
- Hawks +1.5 -105
At first glance, the Heat should be able to take care of business here as in the four games they saw each other during the regular season, Miami went 3-1 overall and covered a 1.5-point spread in each of their wins.
Hawks Struggles Against The Spread
Overall this season, the Hawks have been horrendous against the spread going 39-47 for the year and 10-23 when online legal online sportsbooks have them listed as an underdog.
The Hawks are also in the midst of two ugly trends that have seen them go 0-41 against the spread this season in all of their losses and 0-22 ATS when their NBA odds are in an underdog situation.
Also, dating back to Trae Young’s rookie season in 2018, the Hawks have been a 1.5-point underdog at home five times in which they have gone 1-4 ATS in those games.
Other ATS trends heading into the game include the Heat going 10-2-1 ATS in their last 13 road games, and 6-1 in their last seven after coming off of an ATS win. Atlanta, on the other hand, is 1-5 ATS in their last six games as a playoff underdog and 1-4 when coming off of a 2-day rest.
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