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The Miami Heat will face off against the Atlanta Hawks in an interesting 2021-22 NBA preseason clash at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta on Thursday.
Atlanta Hawks have lost eight of their last 12 preseason games. On Saturday, Atlanta was able to make the plays down the stretch of a 91-87 road victory against Memphis. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 95.3 points on 39.5 percent shooting and allowing 103.7 points on 43.5 percent shooting.They are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 84.2 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game.
The Miami Heat have won 12 of their last 14 preseason games. On Monday, Miami improved to 4-0 this preseason with a tightly contested 104-103 home victory versus Charlotte. Miami Heat are averaging 112.8 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 103.3 points on 43.2 percent shooting. They are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 70.9 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 29.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.5 rebounds per game.
In their first clash this preseason. the Miami Heat recorded a dominant 125-99 win over the Hawks. Besides, Miami Heat are cruising through the preseason and Atlanta Hawks have not seemed too interested. Therefore, expect the Heat will continue their previous game’s mien.
Miami Heat -7