Atlanta Hawks at Miami Heat Game 5 odds, picks and predictions

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The Atlanta Hawks (1-3) visit FTX Arena Tuesday to take on the Miami Heat (3-1). Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Hawks vs. Heat Game 5 odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.

The Heat are going to have a chance to join the Boston Celtics in punching their ticket to the second round.

The Hawks did avoid a potential sweep in Game 3 with a 111-110 victory. Game 4 was all Miami again though as the Heat pulled away in the second quarter by outscoring Atlanta 30-15 en route to a 110-86 victory.

Miami’s starting G Kyle Lowry will again be out. Among players who have yet to miss a postseason game, F Jimmy Butler ranks second in scoring at 30.5 points per game. Atlanta has had no answer for his aggression.

Atlanta has also had a hard time offensively as G Trae Young has struggled against an ultra-versatile Heat lineup. Young is averaging just 16.5 points per game and shooting 35.1% from the field.

Hawks at Heat odds and lines

  • Money line: Hawks +250 (bet $100 to win $250) | Heat -320 (bet $320 to win $100)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Hawks +7.5 (-122) | Heat -7.5 (-102)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 217.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)

Hawks at Heat key injuries

Hawks

  • F Bogdan Bogdanovic (knee) questionable
  • C Clint Capela (knee) questionable
  • G Lou Williams (back) out

Heat

  • G Kyle Lowry (hamstring) out
  • F P.J. Tucker (calf) questionable
  • Gave Vincent (toe) probable

Hawks at Heat picks and predictions

Prediction

Heat 113, Hawks 103

Money line

PASS.

The Heat (-320) are far too pricey to suggest, and I’d stay away from predicting the upset as Miami outscored Atlanta by a combined 34 points at home through the first two games.

Author: Lucy Green