Miami Heat at Charlotte Bobcats NBA Pick, Odds, Prediction - 4/28/14 Game Four
Miami Heat (54-28) at Charlotte Bobcats (43-39)
NBA Basketball: Monday, April 28, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Time Warner Cable Arena)
The Line: Charlotte Bobcats +7 -- Over/Under: 187 See the Latest Odds
TV: Sun, TSOH, TNT
The Miami Heat will go for the sweep over the Charlotte Bobcats when they play Monday night in game four of the NBA playoffs.
The Heat are starting to play championship basketball during the first round of the playoffs, holding the Bobcats to 41.5 percent shooting in game three. LeBron James has put together back-to-back 30-point performances, and the Heat are shooting 38 percent from three in their last five games. Defensively, the Heat have allowed less than 100 points in seven of their last 10 games and are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games when holding a team to under triple digits. Dwyane Wade has really monitored his minutes in this series, playing no more than 34 minutes in each game. The Miami Heat are 39-44-2 ATS overall and 20-21-1 ATS on the road.
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Scoring continues to be an issue for the Bobcats, as they’ve shot 42 or less percent from the field in two of the first three games. Despite injury, Al Jefferson has scored 38 points in his last two games, but the Bobcats are shooting 42.6 percent from the field in their last five games as a team. The Bobcats came into this series winning eight straight games when allowing fewer than 100 points, but obviously haven’t had much luck against the Heat as they’ve now lost 18 straight against the franchise. Kemba Walker hasn’t had fewer than five assists in 12 straight games. The Charlotte Bobcats are 48-34-3 ATS overall and 24-17-1 ATS at home.
The Heat are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Conference Quarterfinals games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 road games. The Bobcats are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a SU loss of more than 10 points and 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 home games. The Heat are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Charlotte, while the road team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
It's safe to say the Heat have finally taken over this series and broke the will of the Bobcats. This will be another Heat win by double digits. Take Miami anything under 10.