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    Miami Heat versus Atlanta Hawks Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 3-12-2013


    by tonytssportsbets

    The 34-28 Atlanta Hawks will travel to play a red hot 47-14 Miami Heat in an NBA pro basketball game on Tuesday night. Tip time from Miami is scheduled for 7:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBA TV.

    The odds from this NBA game has the home club Miami Heat favored by -10 points with an over under line of 196 ½ points. There has been no movement in the spread or total since the odds opened a few hours ago.

    The teams have met three times this season with Miami winning and covering the point spread in all three games. Each game went under the total.

    Atlanta has a road record of 15-17 on the season. They lose for the fifth time in six games following a 93-80 home defeat on Saturday night to the Brooklyn Nets as a -3 ½ point home favorite. The game landed under 191 ½ points. The Hawks fell behind 51-37 at the half in defeat. They shoot 41.6% from the floor and made 5 of 18 three pointers. Atlanta allowed the Nets 43.4% from the floor and lost because the Hawks gave away the game with 17 turnovers. Al Horford had 15 points and 12 rebounds on 7 of 14 shooting. During this skid the Hawks have been very inconsistent on the offensive end of the court. They have been held under 90 points in three of their past six games. Seven of their previous nine games have been on the road. They struggle defending threes as they allow 38.3% from beyond the arc ranking 28th and third to last in the NBA.

    The Heat at home has an overall mark of 29-3 straight up. They win their 18th straight on Sunday following a 105-91 home win on Sunday night to the Indiana Pacers as a -6 ½ point betting favorite. The game landed over 188 points. Miami enjoyed a 55.9% shooting game and made 7 of their 14 three pointers. They held the Pacers to just 41.3% shooting and forced 18 Indiana turnovers. Mario Chalmers had 26 points and 7 rebounds on 7 of 9 shooting. The Heat supporting cast woke up with 66 of the Miami points. At home Miami is difficult to defend at home as the team averages 107.6 points and 51.1% shooting from the field.