The Hawks routed the Heat in Game 1 of this series 90-64, easily covering the NBA Playoffs betting odds. Let’s take a look at the numbers for Game 2.
NBA Playoffs odds were expected to be very competitive in this series but in Game 1 they were not. The Hawks totally shut down Miami, holding Dwayne Wade to 19 points and only one other Miami player reached double figures in Game 1. The Hawks led by 20 at the half and the game was over and the NBA Playoffs odds result pretty much decided. NBA Playoffs odds stats tell us that every Atlanta starter was in double figures led by Josh Smith who had 23 points and 10 rebounds.
Home court advantage looks to be very important in NBA Playoffs odds in this series. The Heat really struggle on the road and it was very obvious in Game 1. "I didn't know it would turn out this way," Atlanta head coach Mike Woodson said, "I just thought our guys were so focused coming into tonight." The Hawks feel they are the superior team in this NBA Playoffs betting series. "I feel like we have the better team," Atlanta’s Josh Smith said. "We're not scared to play anybody."
Miami has not done well recently in NBA Playoffs betting action. The Heat are 0-4 against the NBA Playoffs odds in their last 4 Conference Quarterfinals games.
The NBA Playoffs odds numbers are not that great for Atlanta either. The Hawks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games. The Hawks are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 meetings against the Heat in Atlanta as NBA Playoffs odds numbers tell us.
NBA Playoffs odds numbers show that the Over is 6-2 in Miami’s last 8 vs. the Eastern Conference. The Under is 5-1 in the Hawks last 6 vs. the Southeast Division as NBA Playoffs odds stats indicate. The Under is 4-1 in the Hawks last 5 home games. The Under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings between the two teams and the Under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Atlanta.
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