NBA Playoffs odds favor the Hawks in this Game 1 matchup on TNT television but many bettors are looking at Miami.
NBA Playoffs betting is likely to be very competitive in this series. The Heat have the NBA’s leading scorer in Dwayne Wade while the Hawks have dynamic scorer Joe Johnson. This should be a home team NBA Playoffs betting series. The Hawks were 31-10 at home this season while the Heat were 28-13. Neither team was very good on the road but Miami has Wade and he may be able to steal a game by himself in Atlanta in this NBA Playoffs betting matchup. Miami has also been better lately on the road. The Heat are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Heat are 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Atlanta and that is why some people like them in NBA Playoffs odds.
Atlanta comes into this NBA Playoffs betting game not playing very well. The Hawks are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall and they are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games. The Hawks were a good defensive team this season, ranking 10th in the league but sometimes Atlanta can struggle to score, especially if Johnson has an off night. The Hawks don’t always get consistent scoring from Mike Bibby, Al Horford and others in support of Johnson.
NBA Playoffs betting statistics tell us that in regards to the total, the Over is 6-1 in Miami’s last 7 Sunday games. The Over is 6-1 in Miami’s last 7 vs. the Eastern Conference and 5-2 in Miami’s last 7 vs. the Southeast Division.
While Miami has some Over trends in NBA Playoffs odds, the Hawks have Under trends. The Under is 4-1 in the Hawks last 5 vs. the Southeast Division and 11-5 in the Hawks last 16 home games. The Under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings between the two teams and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Atlanta.
This NBA Playoffs betting matchup should be one of the best in the first round. You can bet on the Heat and Hawks in NBA Playoffs odds right now by opening an account at SBG Global.