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MIA vs ATL Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Miami Heat vs Atlanta Hawks

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MIA vs ATL Dream11: The Boston Celtics have qualified for the Eastern Conference Second Round after dramatically blowing away the Nets in what would be the only sweep of the First Round. The Raptors have denied the Sixers twice in a series that is now 2-3, meanwhile,  the Bucks have taken a strong three-one lead and look primed for the next round. The matters can be wrapped for the Miami Heat as they take on a vulnerable Atlanta Hawks.

The mantra for Heat has been straight-forward, shut-down Trae Young and win the game. That is what they did in the last game to clinch 110:86 victory as Jimmy Butler poured in 26 points and once again willed the Heat to an emphatic win. The Hawks are not even looking like a Playoffs team at this point and Trae has been unable to get through the switch-heavy defense of the Heat. Can he beat the odds here?

Host: Miami Heat
Visitors: Atlanta Hawks

Match Timing: 27 April, @ 05:00 AM
Venue: FTX Arena

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Heat has some problems, Hawks only have problems.

The Hawks once again got shut-down as like in the last three games, Trae Young’s offensive rhythm was sucked out. The screens are not working as the Miami Heat defense knows the movements of Trae well and this is not the best strategy for the Hawks as they have become too easy to read at this point. Young was limited to below 10 points as he shot below 30% and yet again committed five turnovers. He is barely even reaching close to his average field goal attempts at this point.

In the last game, the Hawks saw the highest output by DeAndre Hunter while even in-form Bogdan Bogdanovic shot just 1/6 from the field. Things are looking bleak for the Hawks at this point as the team shot just 40% from the floor and a mere 55% from the free-throw line. It isn’t like that the Heat’s offense has been any impressive either, as the team has seen multiple players struggle from the field, case in point, Tyler Herro shot 1/8 from the floor.

Then what are the advantages they have extracted? First, they have not committed as many turnovers as the Hawks, they had 6 in the last game compared to the Hawks’ 15. Then you have the rebounding battle, which they won 48:41, leading to a whopping 17 more attempts from the field. The team also shot 22 free throws and made 81% of those, a thorough beatdown once again led by Jimmy Butler.

Fantasy-related tips

Trae Young’s stock has fallen drastically during the Playoffs, he can’t even be selected as one of the aces anymore, that is how dramatic that fall has been. Even Bogdan Bogdanovic has had a couple of ice-cold games while DeAndre Hunter has been the most consistent offensive player. Huerter has been off his game too while Gallinari is still a decent option. John Collins has been so-so while Capela hasn’t been the same since his injury.

Jimmy Butler remains the ace for the Heat and as expected, he has come with a lot of fire in his belly during the Postseason. If it were not for him, the Heat wouldn’t have this lead as Tyler Herro is having a terrible series, and his Fantasy stocks have fallen. Max Strus has been rather more reliable than Herrro while Lowry’s injury opens up minutes for Gabe Vincent who can be a dependable filler player.  Bam Adebayo’s numbers are below his season average but I have a feeling he will have a strong game soon.

Player Performance Predictions
Highest scorer: Jimmy Butler: 32
Top assists deliverer: Trae Young: 6
Top Rebounder: Bam Adebayo: 11
Scoreline Prediction: Heat: 117   Hawks 97

Miami Heat vs Atlanta Hawks NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Miami Heat Team News

  • Gabe Vincent, Caleb Martin, and PJ Tucker, are Game-Time Decisions.
  • Kyle Lowry is OUT for the game.

Heat Expected Starting Five
Two-way Star Wing: SF: Jimmy Butler
Defensive Specialist: PF: PJ Tucker
Inside Presence: C: Bam Adebayo
Off-the-ball Shooter: SG: Max Strus
Defensive Guard: PG: Gabe Vincent

BENCH: Duncan Robinson, Tyler Herro, Gabe Vincent, Victor Oladipo, DeWayne Dedmon, Udonis Haslem, Omer Yurtseven, Marcus Garrett, Kyle Guy.

Atlanta Hawks Team News

  • Lou Williams is OUT for the game.
  • Bogdan Bogdanovic is PROBABLE for the game.

Hawks Expected Starting Five
Slashing Wing: SF: De’Andre Hunter
Athletic Forward: PF: John Collins
Inside Presence: C: Clint Capela
Sharpshooting Guard: SG: Kevin Huerter
Leading Playmaker and Scorer: PG: Trae Young

BENCH: Bogdan Bogdanovic, Onyeka Okongwu, Danilo Gallinari Kevin Knox II, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarot, Delon Wright, Gorgui Dieng, Sharife Cooper, Skyler Mays.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Bam Adebayo(MIA)
Points: 14
Rebounds: 08
Assists: 01
Adebayo has not had a huge offensive game but he has been an active defender who has helped keep Trae at bay. I expect him to be in 13-19 points, 8-13 rebounds, and 1-2 steals/blocks range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-35

Trae Young(ATL)
Points: 09
Rebounds: 01
Assists: 05
Steals: 02
In the Eastern Conference First Round, Young is averaging 16.5 Points Per Game(He averaged 28+ during the Regular Season) on 32.1% FG and 20.8% Three-Point Shooting while committing six turnovers per game, Jeez… I expect a 16-22 points and 5-9 assists range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-40

Jimmy Butler(MIA)
Points: 36
Rebounds: 10
Assists: 04
Steals: 04
Blocks: 01

Two-way stalwart Jimmy is aiming for a deep Playoff run here and the Hawks defense has been vulnerable against him as he shot 12/21 in the last game. I expect a 26-34 points, 6-10 rebounds, and 5-8 assists range. He can be chosen as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-60

Tyler Herro(MIA)
Points: 03
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 01
Steals: 01

After averaging around 20 Points in the Regular Season, Tyler is having a terrible Playoffs series and has scored below 10 in two games thus far. I believe he will bounce back with a 16-22 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 3-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-34

Bogdan Bogdanovic(ATL)
Points: 04
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 01

After a couple of solid games, Bogdan once again struggled from the field, making just one of his six shots. He will need to rise up here and I expect a 11-17 points and 4-6 rebounds range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-26

John Collins(ATL)
Points: 11
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 01
Blocks: 01
Athletic John has been “alright” as his production has been way below his season averages, is the injury bothering him? I expect a 12-16 points and 3-6 rebounds range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 15-25

MIA vs ATL DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • De’Andre Hunter(ATL) had 24 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. SF Hunter has been the most reliable offensive player for the Hawks and I expect a 15-22 points range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-30
  • Kevin Huerter(ATL) had 4 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds in the last game. Guard Kevin has struggled massively and he has been unable to get going. I expect a 6-10 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-22
  • Max Strus(MIA) had 12 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Although he shot just 4/14 from the field in the last game, Strus has been a reliable perimeter threat. I expect a 10-16 points and 4-7 rebounds range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-26
  • Clint Capela(ATL) had 2 points, 7 rebounds in the last game. An injury has hampered Clint’s production. I expect a 6-10 points and 7-11 rebounds range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 15-25
  • Danilo Gallinari(ATL) had 9 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. PF Danilo’s shot has been off from three, as he shot 0/4 from three in the last game. I expect a 7-12 points and 4-7 rebounds range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 13-24
  • Gabe Vincent(MIA) had 11 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. Guard Gabe will be filling in for Lowry and I expect him to be in 9-13 points, 3-5 assists, and 1-2 steals range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 17-27
  • Duncan Robinson(MIA)  had 3 points, 1 rebound in the last game. After scoring 27 in the first game, Duncan has disappeared once again. I expect a 6-12 points range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 3-12
  • Delon Wright (ATL) had 7 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Veteran Guard Delon has done well off the bench and I expect a 6-9 points, 5-8 rebounds, and 3-5 assists range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 15-24
  • Onyeka Okongwu(ATL) had 4 points, 5 rebounds, 1 block in the last game. Center Okongwu is a back-up to Capela and I expect a 4-6 points and 4-7 rebounds range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 8-15

MIA vs ATL Dream11 Team

(Recommended)
PG: D Wright, G Vincent Nnamdi
SG: T Herro, M Strus
SF: J Butler(SP), D Hunter
PF: J Collins
C:    B Adebayo(PP)

(Alternate)
PG: D Wright, T Young(PP), G Vincent Nnamdi
SG: T Herro
SF: J Butler(SP), D Hunter
PF: D Gallinari
C:    C Capela

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

Do you want to see the pesky Heat defense bothering Trae Young and co. yet again? In not the most encouraging piece of news for the India-based NBA fans, this game can’t be seen on the two official streaming platforms in the form of Voot and JIO TV. What can you do then? Download or access the NBA League Pass. If you purchase the annual subscription, you need not worry about the Indian platforms to showcase just one game per day and can catch up on the available games. To learn the scores, news, and stats, go to the official website of the NBA.

Shubham Singh

Basketball is an intense sport and NBA has the most varied talents in the world. I like analysing basketball and uncover the nuances that dictate the game.