4* NBA ATS KNOCKOUT
Miami vs. Atlanta,
01/05/2012 20:00 EDT,
Score: 116 - 109
Point Spread: +2/-102 Atlanta
The Hawks already went into Miami and beat the Heat 100-92. While the Heat will be looking for revenge, they could very well be without their two best players in LeBron James and Dwayne Wade. Atlanta isn't going to be satisfied with just beating Miami once. The Hawks are trying to make a statement that they are a legit contender in the East, and will be extremely motivated to come out strong after blowing a 19-point lead in Chicago on Tuesday.
Even if James, Wade or both play in this game, neither players is going to be at full strength, something a lot of fans tend to overlook. As much as Miami wants to win this game, I believe they understand the bigger picture.
If oddsmakers really thought a popular bet like Miami was going to win the game, I believe they would have them favored by more than 2-points. BET THE HAWKS +2