Can Hawks Push a Game 6?
The Miami Heat continued to control this playoff series with an emphatic Game 4 victory over the Atlanta Hawks. Miami rolled to a 110-86 win in their last matchup, pushing the Hawks to the brink of elimination.
If Miami wins Game 5 on Tuesday night, the Hawks’ season is officially over. Will Atlanta be able to pull off an upset to keep the series alive on the road? Let’s take a closer look at this NBA game betting preview to find out what’s the best option versus the NBA odds here.
Hawks Struggling Offensively
Whatever the Miami Heat have been doing to Hawks leading scorer Trae Young, it’s clearly working. He has yet to have a big takeover game throughout this series. Even in Game 3, when he hit the game-winner, he had an overall mediocre stat line.
In Game 4, Young had a total of nine points to go along with one rebound and five assists. That was all. He made just three of his 10 3-pointers and shot 3 of 11 overa,. For any player, this would be a horrible game, but for a star like Young, this is just unacceptable.
Atlanta also saw Clint Capela return for the first time this series. However, he really didn’t end up impacting the game on either end that much. The Atlanta Hawks need a complete turnaround to keep the series alive.
Butler Carrying Heat
Many people have doubted Jimmy Butler over the last few years but he is consistently coming up big time for the Miami Heat. During this recent blowout win, Butler dropped 36 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and four steals.
The rest of the Miami starters all dropped double digits along with positive plus-minus numbers in the game. The bench didn’t really contribute all that much, though it didn’t even matter.
To top it all off, the Heat saw Victor Oladipo return to action and add six points, eight rebounds and four assists in 23 minutes. Oladipo could see his action ramp up in Game 5 and help take the Heat to another level.
Hawks vs Heat Head-to-Head
The Heat won three out of the four regular-season matchups against the Hawks this season. Add on the current playoff series, and Miami is 6-2 overall against Atlanta.
Hawks vs Heat Game Information
- Game: Hawks (43-39) vs Heat (53-29)
- Location: FTX Arena, Miami, FL
- Day/Time: Tuesday, April 26th. 7 p.m. ET
- Hawks vs Heat Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Hawks vs Heat Betting Lines
Hawks vs Heat Prediction
The Heat enter as 6½-point favorites in the sportsbook. All series long they have been completely dominant against the Hawks, no matter the venue
Butler has been fantastic and the defense that is being played against the Hawks is nothing short of exceptional. Meanwhile, Atlanta consistently struggles to score points and the return of both John Collins and Clint Capela haven’t impacted this series.
Miami has won by double digits in all three wins and this should be the fourth. Take the Heat with your NBA picks.