Atlanta Hawks vs Miami Heat Prediction & Match Preview – October 4th, 2021 | NBA Preseason 2021-22
The Atlanta Hawks will travel to the FTX Arena on Monday to face the Miami Heat in their first NBA preseason game 2021-22.
The Hawks’ impressive campaign in the 2021 NBA playoffs has made them one of the teams to watch in the East. They lost in the Conference Finals to eventual champions, the Milwaukee Bucks.
Meanwhile, the Miami Heat endured a lousy outing in the 2021 playoffs, getting swept in the first round. His lack of scoring options and Jimmy Butler’s poor shooting form were the key reasons for his early departure.
Fixture – Atlanta Hawks vs Miami Heat | NBA Preseason 2021-22.
Date & Time – Monday, October 4th, 2021; 7:30 PM ET (Tuesday, October 5th, 5:00 AM IST).
Venue – FTX Arena, Miami, FL.
Miami Heat preview
The Miami Heat used the offseason to strengthen their team on both ends of the floor. That was one area where they needed to improve based on their 2021 playoff performances.
The introduction of Kyle Lowry and Markieff Morris will certainly be a boost to your score. On paper, the Miami Heat presents a team that could compete for the top four seeds in the East. But they will have to start their campaign on an incredibly high note.
Atlanta Hawks preview
Coming off an exceptional 2020-21 season, the Atlanta Hawks will look to replicate such performances next season.
The Atlanta Hawks have exciting prospects, selecting Jalen Johnson and Sharife Cooper in the 2021 NBA Draft, joining an already established young core. The Atlanta Hawks have retained the majority of the players who performed in the 2020-21 season.
John Collins, Lou Williams, and Clint Capela are some of the players the Hawks re-signed for good performances, especially in the postseason.
Hawks vs Heat prediction
The Miami Heat looks like the superior team that comes to this meeting. They certainly won’t be in full force, but it promises to be an intense showdown.
The Atlanta Hawks are the losers, but they are capable of pulling off a surprise. Although the result will not count in the grand scheme of things, winning is always a morale boost.
However, the Heat are the favorite to win this game, considering the strength of their roster.
Where to watch the Hawks vs Heat game?
The game will be available for US fans to watch on NBA TV and will have local coverage on BSSE-ATL and BSSUN. For international audiences, they can stream the game live through NBA League Pass.