Free NBA Playoffs Pick: Hornets vs Heat Lines
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(48-35) Charlotte Hornets vs. Miami Heat (49-34)
Round 1: Game 2
Date: Wednesday April 20, 2016
Time: 7:0PM EST
Venue: American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Miami -4.5
NBA Betting Total: 201
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The Miami Heat absolutely dismantled the Charlotte Hornets in Game 1 and will now look to take a 2-0 lead with another home game here on Game 2.
The teams finished with identical regular season records, but Miami had every single thing working on Sunday in Game 1.
The Hornets dug themselves a 19 point hole and no matter who you are up against, a task like that is quite tall to overcome.
Charlotte shot just 43.1% from the field and had just 3 players score in double figures and it looked as if Kemba Walker was very passive.
He attempted just 13 field goals and had just 1 assist as he really served no purpose in the loss. Walker has really put this team on his back, especially down the stretch of the regular season.
If he can’t get himself going here early in Game 2, things could really be difficult for the Hornets.
Along with Walker, Nicolas Batum and Al Jefferson were the only 2 others to score in double figures. The Hornets bench has been the biggest key for them and when they don’t produce, all the pressure is put on Walker to score 40 or even 50 a game.
There’s no secret the team that everyone talks about in the East is the Cleveland Cavaliers. However, one team that had a lot of success against the Cavs is catching fire.
The 3rd seeded Heat sent an early message that this team is for real with a 123 point showing as they absolutely dismantled the Hornets in every way possible. Miami had no less than 26 points in any quarter, as they saw 5 players score in double figures.
It was the veterans leading the way as Dwayne Wade, Luol Deng, Joe Johnson, and even Amar’e Stoudemire got in on the fun. The other double scorer came from the Heat’s best down low player in Hassan Whiteside.
Miami is so deep in terms of their veterans and bench that they are extremely dangerous. The blowout also gave the Heat a chance to really rest some of their older players, which is a huge key for them.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Hornets are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
- Hornets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win.
- Heat are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Conference Quarterfinals
- Heat are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss.
- Heat are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 vs. NBA Southeast. games.
Free Charlotte Hornets vs. Miami Heat NBA Prediction:
Don’t over look the whole idea that the Heat got to rest their vets.
Fatigue has been a major problem for them and with the blowout, those older guys got some solid extra rest to build off of.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Miami -4
With that rest and the momentum, the Heat grab a quick 2-0 lead as they cover the number again.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Miami 110- Charlotte 97
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