Brooklyn Nets at Miami Heat NBA Pick, Odds, Prediction - 5/14/14 Game Five
Brooklyn Nets (44-38) at Miami Heat (54-28)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 7:00 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -7 -- Over/Under: 188.5 See the Latest Odds
The Miami Heat will look to close out the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night in game five of the NBA playoffs.
The Nets blew their chance of tying up the series in game four, losing 102-96 in the final minutes. The Nets had four of their five starters score in the double figures, but they shot only 22.7 percent from downtown. The Nets are now 1-7 SU in their last eight games when allowing 100 or more points. In the Net’s last five games, they’re averaging 94.4 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 99.2 points on 50.6 percent shooting. Paul Pierce had his best game of the series with 16 points and he’s shooting 47.5 percent from the field in the series. However, Deron Williams continues to stink it up by shooting just 34.1 percent from the field. The Nets hope to avoid elimination on the road where they allow 101.4 points. The Brooklyn Nets are 47-45-1 ATS overall and 20-25-1 ATS on the road.
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The Heat shot 52.9 percent from the field and received 49 points from LeBron James in the game four victory. The Heat are 4-0 SU in the playoffs when scoring more than 100 points. In the Heat’s last five games, they’re averaging 100.4 points on 51 percent shooting and allowing 93.2 points on 47.1 percent shooting. James is shooting 59.7 percent in this series and averaging 30 or more points for the second straight playoff series. Dwyane Wade is shooting 49.1 percent and has scored no less than 14 points in each playoff game. The Heat return home where they average 104.1 points and allow 96.6 points. The Miami Heat are 43-45-2 ATS overall and 21-23-1 ATS at home.
The Nets are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 18-8 ATS in their last 26 games following a ATS loss. The Heat are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 24-9-1 ATS in their last 34 Conference Semifinals games. The Nets are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Miami.
The Nets aren't nearly as good on the road as they are at home. There's a reason they lost game 1 and 2 in blowout fashion. Expect nothing different here, as the Heat will win this game by double digits and move on to the third round of the NBA playoffs.