Hawks vs. Heat Game 2 Prediction
The Heat covered easily against the Hawks in Game 1 of their first-round series but will Atlanta respond with a better performance as the underdog in Game 2 of this Eastern Conference NBA Playoffs series on Tuesday night?
549 Atlanta Hawks (+7) at 550 Miami Heat (-7); o/u 219
7:30 p.m. ET, Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Venue: FTX Arena, Miami, FL
Atlanta Hawks DFS Notes
Trae Young was completely locked up during Game 1 on Sunday, finishing with eight points (1-for-12 FGs, 0-for-7 from deep), six rebounds, four assists, two steals, and six turnovers in 28 minutes during the 115-91 loss. Playing less than 40 hours after his spectacular second half against the Cavs, it wasn’t just the fatigue that caused Trae to struggle so much. The ability of the Heat’s defense to switch caused a lot of problems for Trae, and he’ll have to figure things out quickly if the Hawks want to compete in this series. This was his worst game of the season, so he likely won't continue to be this bad, but the Hawks will have to make some changes for him to play significantly better.
Miami Heat DFS Notes
Bam Adebayo (left quad contusion) and P.J. Tucker (calf) are being listed as questionable for Tuesday's Game 2 matchup with the Hawks. These two must have gotten a little banged up during Game 1 on Sunday, but we've be surprised to see either one hit the sidelines tomorrow night. We might get another update following Tuesday's shootaround, but Erik Spoelstra may wait to reveal their status's until we're closer to tip-off, which would essentially render them game-time calls. Stay tuned.
Hawks vs. Heat Game 2 NBA Playoffs Betting Prediction
The Hawks are 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games in Miami and are 1-4 against the number in their last five games versus the Heat overall. They’re also just 2-8 at the betting window in their last 10 games as an underdog, are 6-20 against the number in their last 26 games as a road dog and are 5-21 ATS in their last 26 road games versus a team with a winning home record. On the other side, the Heat are 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games overall, are 4-0 against the number in their last four games as a home favorite and are 5-0 ATS in their last five games versus a team with a winning record.
NBA PLAYOFFS BETTING PREDICTION: MIAMI HEAT -7