Brooklyn Nets at Miami Heat - 4/8/14
Brooklyn Nets (42-34) at Miami Heat (53-23)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 8:00 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: TNT, SunSports
The Brooklyn Nets will have a chance to sweep the Miami Heat on Tuesday night.
The Nets are entering playoff mode with wins in five of their last six games, and they can pretty much lock up the fifth seed in the East with another win over the Heat. On the season, the Nets average 98.8 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allow 99.4 points on 45.5 percent shooting. The Nets have been on fire offensively as of late, shooting an insane 51.3 percent from the field in their last five games. During that stretch, Joe Johnson is knocking down 54 percent of his shots. The Brooklyn Nets are 41-35 ATS overall and 16-21 ATS on the road.
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The Miami Heat control their own destiny as far as the overall No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference is concerned. The Heat have won five of their last six games. On the season, the Heat average 103 points on 50.4 percent shooting and allow 97.3 points on 45.3 percent shooting. With several players nicked up, LeBron James continues to carry the load, scoring 30-plus in three of his last four games and shooting 54.5 percent in his last five. The Heat have won 16 of their last 19 games when scoring more than 100 points. The Miami Heat are 36-38-2 ATS overall and 17-20-1 ATS at home.
The Nets are 14-2 ATS in their last 16 games following a ATS loss and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games. The Heat are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games. The home team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings between these two teams.
We're getting somewhat of a cheap line due to the Nets beating the Heat thee times this season. Not sure Brooklyn can do it again, which is why I like Miami at home to cover the chalk.