Miami Heat vs. Atlanta Hawks Game 3 Prediction, NBA Odds

Jeremy Perry | Updated Apr 21, 2022

Jimmy Butler, Miami Heat, 2022

The Miami Heat were dominant for the second straight game against the Atlanta Hawks in their first-round series, taking a commanding 2-0 series lead. Game 3 is set for Friday evening.

Miami
53-29
AT
April 22, 2022, 7:00 PM ET
State Farm Arena
Atlanta
43-39
Pointspread -2 -119
Moneyline -144
Over / Under o +222

80%

Betting Action

20%

Pointspread +2 -101
Moneyline +120
Over / Under u +222

80%

Betting Action

20%

The Miami Heat were dominant for the second straight game against the Atlanta Hawks in their first-round series, taking a commanding 2-0 series lead. In both of these games, the Heat have won by double digits.

Will this be the third straight game that they will do so? Or, will the Hawks pull themselves back together and get back in the series? Let’s take a closer look.

Heat vs. Hawks NBA Betting Odds

Miami didn’t fare too well against the spread this season, going 32-38. So far, they have been able to cover the spread in both of their games in this series against the Hawks. Being favored by 1.5 points in Game 3 could help Miami cover again. The Heat are 40-18 in their last 58 games, so that’s relevant given the spread here.

As for the Hawks, they really haven’t fared too well when given the 1.5-point underdog status this season. In those games, they have gone 7-19 against the spread. Atlanta has watched the under continue to do well for them in regards to the total. It has cashed out in seven of their last eight games played overall.

Miami Heat

Miami has an incredibly deep roster and it’s really showing right now. They have a ton of players that can step in regardless of the situation and give them productive minutes on the floor. Jimmy Butler and Kyle Lowry are providing veteran leadership and the youngsters, who at times had shaky confidence in the regular season, are thriving right now. Duncan Robinson had 27 in the opener, Tyler Herro had 15 in Game 2, Gabe Vincent has 19 points through two games. Everyone is chipping in.

In Game 2, Butler came out looking for his shots early on in Game 2 and took over. He dropped 45 points and hit 15 out of his 25 shot attempts from the field. If Butler can score even remotely close to this in Game 3, then Atlanta has a lot to worry about.

Atlanta Hawks

Trae Young and his three-point shot are just not cooperating at the moment. The Hawks star guard dropped 25 points with 50 percent shooting from the field in Game 2, which was much more efficient than Game 1, but made just two-of-10 from beyond the arc. In his last game, he missed all seven three-pointers that he took. As a matter of fact, Atlanta as a whole just isn’t shooting the ball well. In Game 1, the Hawks were 38.7 percent from the field and 28.7 percent from behind the arc. Then in Game 2, they were a much-improved 47.1 percent from the field, but a similar 30.0 percent from deep.

Miami is already the better team on paper, so the Hawks need to play close to perfect to win this series. Shooting like this won’t get the job done.

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