|Written by Jerry Santiago|
NBA Playoffs odds will be posted Monday for game 4 of the eastern conference basketball betting series between the Hawks and Heat. NBA Playoffs odds players will evaluate this basketball betting matchup in which Miami leads 2-1 in the best of seven series.
Atlanta won game one and beat the NBA Playoffs odds in a 108-93 win as basketball betting 4.5-point home chalks. Miami then won the next two games both straight up and against the NBA Playoffs odds. In game two Miami prevailed 108-93 as 5-point road dogs and that was followed by a 107-78 blowout win and cover as 4-point home chalks against the NBA Playoffs odds.
Miami enters game four as one of the hottest teams going against the NBA Playoffs odds. Dating back to the tail end of the regular season the Heat have gotten the cash in 8 out of their last 11 games. Atlanta, on the other hand, has been one of the coldest teams against the NBA Playoffs odds. Dating back to March 23 the Hawks have gotten the money in just 4 out of 15 games.
Atlanta and Miami figured to be one of the most even matchups posted on the board for NBA Playoffs odds. Atlanta ranked 19th overall on offense while ranking 10th overall on defense. Miami was similar in that they ranked 18th overall on offense while ranking 12th overall on defense.
Miami has some additional factors going for them against the NBA Playoffs odds. The Heat have covered 7 out of their last 9 home games against the spread. They have also posted just 5 unders in their last 20 home games. Miami also has Atlanta's number as they have covered the number in 13 out of their last 16 home games against the Hawks. Overall the Heat have gotten the cash in 23 out of their last 32 games against Hawks.
Atlanta should bring extra intensity to this game 4 matchup as a loss will put them into facing elimination for game 5 back home at the Phillips Arena on Wednesday. The question is if Miami can maintain their momentum.
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