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NBA -- Atlanta Hawks vs Miami Heat Pick and Prediction

The Miami Heat pay a visit to the Atlanta Hawks at the State Farm Arena on Wednesday night.


Atlanta Hawks
Atlanta Hawks are 17-22 and fourth in the Southeast Division 7 ½ games behind the Heat. Atlanta was defeated by the LA Clippers 106-93 on Sunday. Trae Young led the team with 19 points and seven assists, Bojan Bogdanovic added 19 points on eight of 16 shooting while Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot chipped in with 14 points off the bench. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 110.8 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 111.5 points on 46.7 percent shooting.




Miami Heat
The Miami Heat are 25-15 and first in the Southeast division with a 3 ½-game lead over the Charlotte Hornets. Miami defeated the Phoenix Suns 123-100 on Saturday in Phoenix Sun. Tyler Herro led the team with 33 points on 12 of 20 shooting, Duncan Robinson drained eight 3-pointers on his way to 27 points while Kyle Lowry chipped in with 14 points and 13 assists. The Miami Heat are averaging 108.4 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 104.2 points on 44.2 percent shooting.


Prediction
Miami Heat’s perimeter defense has also been incredibly shaky in recent outings. Opposing teams are averaging 39.6 percent shooting from beyond the arc against them in their last three games. So, expect the Heat will roll over the struggling Hawks on Wednesday.

Tips: Miami Heat

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