Heat vs Hawks Prediction NBA Picks Today 12/22

Heat vs Hawks Prediction NBA Picks Today 12/22

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Atlanta Hawks vs. Miami Heat Preview and Prediction - KingPin Pro

Miami, FL; Friday, 6:00 p.m. EST

Spread: MIA -1.5
Over/Under: 237.5

Introduction

The Atlanta Hawks (12-15) will face the Miami Heat (16-12) at the Kaseya Center on Friday at 6:00 p.m. EST. This preview includes team statistics, player performances, recent matchups, and a prediction as well.

 

Team Analysis

Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks, currently 10th in the Eastern Conference, have shown improvement with a 12-15 record. Trae Young continues to lead the team in scoring.

Player Spotlight: T. Young

Trae Young is the Hawks' leading scorer, averaging 28.2 points per game with an outstanding 43.4% field goal percentage. Young's leadership is crucial for the Hawks' success.

 

Miami Heat

The Miami Heat, currently seventh in the Eastern Conference, have a 16-12 record. They will be without Jimmy Butler, which could impact their performance against the Hawks.

Player Spotlight: B. Adebayo

Bam Adebayo leads the Heat in scoring, averaging 22.0 points per game. However, the absence of Jimmy Butler may pose challenges for the Heat in this matchup.

 

Injuries

The Atlanta Hawks will be without AJ Griffin, Mouhamed Gueye, Kobe Bufkin, and Jalen Johnson. The Miami Heat will miss Jimmy Butler, with an expected return date of December 25.

 

Recent Performances

The Hawks are coming off a victory against the Houston Rockets, while the Heat secured a win against the Orlando Magic. The previous matchup between the Hawks and Heat resulted in a 117-109 victory for the Heat.

Prediction

The Atlanta Hawks, playing better lately and facing a Miami Heat team without Jimmy Butler, are in a favorable position to secure a win on the road.

Trae Young's scoring ability and the overall performance of the Hawks make them strong contenders. The absence of Butler could be a significant factor, and the Hawks may exploit this opportunity to come out on top.

Pick: Atlanta Hawks +1.5

 

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