|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NBAThe Atlanta Hawks will be playing at the American Airlines Arena in Miami against the Miami Heat in a Southeast Division matchup.
The Hawks are six games back on the Heat in the division. The Hawks are 23-15 while the Heat is 29-9. This is the fourth matchup between the two teams this year. Miami holds a 2-1 advantage with the last game being a 107-87 Heat victory on February 12. The game will be broadcast nationally on NBA TV.
The Atlanta Hawks have won their last three games. Their most recent win was a 101-96 win over Indiana on Tuesday. It is not clear as to whether or not Joe Johnson will be playing, as he missed yesterday's game due to a knee injury. Willie Green may also miss the game with a back injury. He missed the last three games but it is unclear as to whether or not he will make it for Miami.
The Hawks have been on the run in spite of Al Horford being out with an injury. Joe Johnson continues to lead the Hawks with 17.6 points in each game while Josh Smith is very close to getting a double-double for the year. He has 9.9 rebounds with 16.9 points in each game. He also leads the Hawks with 2.1 blocks in each game.
The Miami Heat beat the New Jersey Nets 108-78 on Tuesday, breaking a two game losing streak that had come right after winning nine straight games. Chris Bosh was gone on personal leave for a few days but has returned to the team.
LeBron James currently leads the Heat in several categories. He leads the Heat with 27.6 points, 8.4 rebounds, 6.8 assists and 1.8 steals in each game. He even has a 55.4% field goal percentage, the most on an already impressive 48.7% team average. Udonis Haslem is getting 7.9 rebounds per game while Dwayne Wade is averaging 22.5 points and 1.3 blocks in each game.
The Heat is the heavy favorite for the game, according to our pro basketball odds. The Heat has a -11.5 advantage for the game. The over/under is 188.