Hornets at Heat Game 2 - 4/20/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte Hornets (48-34) at Miami Heat (48-34)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -5 -- Over/Under: 202.5 See the Latest Odds
The Charlotte Hornets and Miami Heat play game two of the playoffs Wednesday night at the American Airlines Arena.
The Charlotte Hornets hope to redeem themselves after getting blasted in their game one loss. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 91 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 123 points on 57.6 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 19 points and one assist while Nicolas Batum is averaging 24 points and two rebounds. Jeremy Lin is dishing three assists and Marvin Williams is grabbing three rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Hornets are allowing 50 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have lost five their last nine road games.
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The Miami Heat hope to take a comfortable 2-0 series lead and make another statement to the rest of the East. The Miami Heat are averaging 123 points on 57.6 percent shooting and allowing 91 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 16 points and seven assists while Hassan Whiteside is averaging 21 points and 11 rebounds. Goran Dragic is dishing 10 assists and Joe Johnson is grabbing six rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 50 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Heat are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have won seven straight home games. Udonis Haslem is questionable with a foot injury.
The Hornets are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Conference Quarterfinals games. The Heat are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 home games. The Hornets are 3-2-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Miami.
Anybody see game one between these two teams? Listen, I know it's just one game, but the Heat appear to be another level right now and have the experience that is so big come playoff time. The Hornets look like a young team that's not ready for the moment. Look for the Heat to beat the Hornets again and get the cover.