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Pick against the spread, over/under for Hawks vs. Heat on Tuesday

We go over some of the best betting options for Tuesday’s matchup between the Atlanta Hawks and Miami Heat.

Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) lets out a yell after scoring on a dunk against the Atlanta Hawks during the second half of game one of the first round for the 2022 NBA playoffs at FTX Arena. Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports

Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks will try to tie up their first round series against Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat Tuesday night. The Heat throughly dominated the Hawks from the opening tip on Sunday, defeating them 115-91 in Game 1.

Duncan Robinson led both teams with 27 points off the bench (9-10 FG, 8-9 3pt) as the Hawks had no answer for the three-point shooter. The Heat are 7-point favorites according to DraftKings Sportsbook, with the total set at 219.

Hawks vs. Heat, 7:30 p.m. ET

Pick ATS: Heat -7

The Hawks will look to fix their issues from Game 1 as they could not do a single thing on offense or defense. Miami’s suffocating defense held Atlanta to 38.7 percent shooting from the field and 27.8 percent from three-point range. Young was also made a non-factor as he had eight points on 1-of-12 shooting from the field and 0-of-7 from three-point range. Atlanta only won one game over the Heat during the regular season, which is something to keep in mind.

As for Miami, it showed everybody why it is the No. 1 seed in the East. The Heat shot 52.4 percent from the field and a ridiculous 47.4 percent from three. The Hawks had no answer for the Heat despite forcing 15 turnovers. Miami is 12-8 against the spread when it is favored between 6-9 points. Meanwhile, the Hawks are 1-6 ATS when they are 6-9 point underdogs.

Over/Under: Under 219

The total points scored in Game 1 were 206, which is in line with what we saw from both of these teams this season. In their four regular season matchups, the total points scored were 206, 242, 218, and 203. I expect the Hawks’ offense to play than they did on Sunday, but the under is still the better play.

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