Heat at Hornets Game 4 - 4/25/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Heat (50-35) at Charlotte Hornets (49-36)
NBA Basketball: Monday, April 25, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Time Warner Cable Arena)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -2.5 -- Over/Under: 195 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, SUN
The Miami Heat and Charlotte Hornets meet Monday night for game five at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
The Miami Heat can retake full control of this series by extending their lead to 3-1 with a victory. The Miami Heat are averaging 106 points on 50 percent shooting and allowing 96.7 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 20.3 points and 5.3 assists while Hassan Whiteside is averaging 17 points and 14 rebounds. Goran Dragic is dishing six assists and Luol Deng is grabbing seven rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 44.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Heat are allowing 23.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have lost six of their last eight road games.
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The Charlotte Hornets can tie this series up at 2-2 with another solid home victory. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 96.7 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 106 points on 50 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 21.7 points and 3.7 assists while Al Jefferson is averaging 16 points and 6.7 rebounds. Jeremy Lin is dishing 2.3 assists and Cody Zeller is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 23.5 percent from beyond the arc and 82.6 percent from the free throw line. The Hornets are allowing 44.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have won five straight home games.
The Heat are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Monday games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Hornets are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Monday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Heat are 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Charlotte.
The Hornets have only had one good stretch of basketball in three games, as they've been simply outplayed at both ends of the floor this entire series. I'm not a big beleiver of this Hornets team, especially when the Heat play to their potential. The value continues to be on the better team and the free points.