|Written by Michelle Allan|
NBA playoffs odds turn to game 6 of the post season basketball betting series between the Atlanta Hawks and Miami Heat. NBA playoffs odds have been covered the past two games by Atlanta, who now has a 3-2 lead in the basketball betting series.
Atlanta won game 5 against the NBA playoffs odds with a 106-91 decision as 6-point home favorites as the game went over the total of 180. Joe Johnson led the Hawks in scoring with 25 points. Ronald Murray was another basketball betting asset with 23 points. Josh Smith added 20 for the Hawks, along with a team high 8 rebounds. Atlanta shot 48.6% from the floor. Dwyane Wade, as would be expected, led Miami in scoring with 29 points.
So far in this head to head playoff series the home team is 3-2 against the
Wade is definitely the key for Atlanta against the NBA playoffs odds. He led Miami in scoring during the regular season with an average of over 30 points per game. After a bad first game against the NBA playoffs odds when he scored 19 points, Wade in the following four playoff games scored 33, 29, 22, and 29 points respectively. It stands to figure that he will bring his "A" game for game 6 as the Heat try and stave off elimination at home against the NBA playoffs odds.
Miami is also one of the hotter teams against the NBA playoffs odds. The Heat have beaten the spread in 8 out of their last 13 games. The Hawks, on the other hand, have gotten the cash in just 5 out of their last 16 games.
Atlanta has been a much more balanced team that Miami against the NBA playoffs odds as they are not so reliant on just one man. Five Hawks are averaging in double figures for the playoffs. Smith leads with an average of 17.2-points per game followed by Johnson with 16.0-points per game, Mike Bibby with 14.6-points per game, Ronald Murray with 11.6-points per game, and Marvin Williams with 10.5-points per game.
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