Atlanta Hawks vs. Miami Heat Schedule, Preview, and Betting Lines

By Dave Daniels
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The Heat are favored by (-9.5) in this one, but with the way they have been rolling lately it would be unwise to bet against them. LeBron James takes no nights off despite his early season back problems. This games airs at 7:30 EST in Miami, and it would be surprising to see Al Horford pull away with a victory.

Granted my predictions lately have not been on point, and for that I can only point to the basketball gods. I have no control over this folks. I just give the best advice possible while silently hoping that the proceedings favor my prediction. There are no guarantees in this business though, but if I had big money James is not too bad of a player to put it on. His head coach liked his latest effort.

“More than anything, it was his energy,” coach Erik Spoelstra said. “When you see him attacking off the glass and pushing coast to coast, you know he feels good with his body and you know it sets a great tone for our team. He’s playing with great energy on both ends of the court.”

That is why in the regular season it is just hard to bet against the Heat. Thanks for reading folks and if you missed my coverage of the Champions Classic be sure to check it out on twitter if you have interest.

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