Heat at Hornets Game 6 - 4/29/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Heat (50-37) at Charlotte Hornets (51-36)
NBA Basketball: Friday, April 29, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Time Warner Cable Arena)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -1.5 -- Over/Under: 191.5 See the Latest Odds
The Miami Heat and Charlotte Hornets play game six of their series Friday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
The Miami Heat need a victory here in order to force a game seven on Sunday. The Miami Heat are averaging 98.2 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 93.8 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 19.6 points and six assists while Hassan Whiteside is averaging 14 points and 12.2 rebounds. Goran Dragic is dishing 4.8 assists and Luol Deng is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 39.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Heat are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have lost five of their last six road games.
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The Charlotte Hornets can advance to the next round for the first time since the 2001-02 season. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 93.8 points on 40.7 percent shooting and allowing 98.2 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 22.6 points and 3.4 assists while Al Jefferson is averaging 14.2 points and 6.4 rebounds. Jeremy Lin is dishing 3.4 assists and Nicolas Batum is grabbing four rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 30.8 percent from beyond the arc and 82.5 percent from the free throw line. The Hornets are allowing 39.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.2 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have won six straight home games.
The Heat are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 Friday games and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 road games. The Hornets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Miami Heat are the more talented and experienced team. In a must-win game, you can expect the veterans to come together and put together a complete basketball game in order to send this game to a game seven. I'm just not sold on the Hornets. Give me the Heat in game six.