Miami Heat at Brooklyn Nets NBA Pick, Odds, Prediction - 5/10/14 Game Three
Miami Heat (54-28) at Brooklyn Nets (44-38)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets +1.5 -- Over/Under: 189 See the Latest Odds
The Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets will play game three of the NBA playoffs on Saturday night. The Heat lead the series 2-0.
The Heat won game two by shooting 49.3 percent from the field and 41.7 percent from downtown. LeBron James led the way with 22 points and Ray Allen provided another big boost off the bench with 13 points. The Heat have yet to allow a 100-point performance in the playoffs and are 15-3 SU in their last 18 games when allowing less than 100 points. In the Heat’s last five games, they’re averaging 101.8 points on 50.1 percent shooting and are allowing 89.6 points on 44.6 percent shooting. The Heat are also averaging less than 10 turnovers in their last five games. The Miami Heat are 42-44-2 ATS overall and 21-21-1 ATS on the road.
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In the game two loss, the Nets turned the ball over 14 times and shot just 42.3 percent from the field. Kevin Garnett has scored just four points in this playoff series and Deron Williams was held scoreless in 37 minutes of play in game two. Defensively, the Nets have allowed 100.4 points on 48 percent shooting in their last five games. The Nets are also 3-7 SU in their last 10 games when failing to hit the 100-point mark. Joe Johnson is shooting 50 percent in this series and has scored a combined 30 points, but he’s been really the only consistent player for the Nets. The Nets return home where they shoot 38.4 percent from downtown. The Brooklyn Nets are 46-44-1 ATS overall and 25-19 ATS at home.
The Heat are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 23-8-1 ATS in their last 32 Conference Semifinals games. The Nets are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a SU loss of more than 10 points and 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Heat are 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Brooklyn.
Is this some kind of joke? Look, I know the Nets are in a must-win spot and are at home where they play much better. However, the Heat have proven to be the much better team in this series and are looking to reach the championship by playing the fewest games possible. The Heat continue to roll and will look for the sweep on Monday.