Miami Heat at Atlanta Basketball Betting

November 30, 2010 NBA Basketball

Basketball betting favors Atlanta on Wednesday as they host the Miami Heat.

The Heat will be happy to get to the All-Star break as they have collapsed in the last couple of weeks.  This is a back-to-back NBA betting situation for both teams as Miami was home last night vs. Houston while Atlanta was in Memphis.

Basketball betting has seen the Hawks win six of the last ten against the Heat although they have split against the spread.  The teams have met twice this season with each team winning easily at home. The Hawks won 105-90 at home back in November while the Heat won 92-75 in Miami last month.

Atlanta has won five of the last six at home against Miami and rarely have the games been close.  In fact, when these teams get together it seems one side or the other wins in a blowout.  The margin of victory in the last nine basketball betting meetings is really weird.  Miami has won their four games by 15, 17, 26 and 31 points while the Hawks have won by margins of 15, 13, 26, and 26 in NBA betting.  If those basketball betting trends hold true then Miami is in big trouble on Wednesday. Three of the last four in this series have gone under the NBA betting total.

Miami is 13-13 against the basketball betting odds on the road this season.   The Heat are 8th on defense in the league but only 25th on offense. Since Miami is in the Eastern Conference they are in the playoff picture and actually in a playoff spot but they don’t look like a team that can do any damage even with Dwyane Wade.

Atlanta has been solid at home this season in NBA betting, going 18-8. The Hawks are one of those teams that are right on the cusp of being very good. They are 8th in the league on offense and 11th on defense.  Joe Johnson leads a very balanced offense. He is coming off having the flu so that is something to keep in mind as you look at the basketball betting line for this game.  He will probably play but may not yet be at full strength.  The Hawks have been a solid team in basketball betting and they are likely to get much of the attention in this game against the Heat.

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