|Written by Vincent Di Mello|
NBA Playoffs odds on game 5 between Miami and Atlanta will be for the most even series so far in the NBA betting post season. NBA Playoffs odds are on a series that is tied at two games apiece between the 4-5 seeds in the eastern conference NBA betting first round.
Atlanta took game one of this series against the NBA Playoffs odds with a 90-64 blowout win as 4.5-point home chalks. Miami got off the mat in game two, however, and posted an impressive 108-93 NBA betting win as 5-point road dogs.
The series then moved to Miami for games three and four and in that third game the Heat prevailed in a blowout 107-78 as 4-point home chalks against the NBA Playoffs odds. But just when everyone was ready to write off Atlanta the Hawks beat the NBA Playoffs odds in game four 81-71 as 5-point dogs to even the series.
Atlanta won the game with a true team effort as six of the Hawks were in double figures, let by Mike Bibby with 15 points. Dwyane Wade, the most important player for Miami against the NBA Playoffs odds, had 22 points.
Miami has been in good form lately, despite that game four loss against the NBA Playoffs odds. The Heat have gotten the cash in six out of their last eight games. Wade has led Miami in scoring so far against the NBA Playoffs odds with an average of 25.8-points per game. Wade also leads Miami in assists. Udonis Haslem has been solid on the boards with an average of 8.5 rebounds per game.
For Atlanta, they have five players averaging double figures so far against the NBA Playoffs odds. Josh Smith leads the Hawks with an average of 16.5 points per game. He is followed by Bibby at 14.0-per game, Joe Johnson at 13.8-per game, Al Horford at 10.5-per game, and Marvin Williams also at 10.5-per game. Zaza Pachulia leads Atlanta in rebounding with 9.5-per game with Smith right behind at 8.8-per game.
The loser of this game will face elimination for game six at Miami on May 1.
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