Hornets at Heat Game 7 - 5/1/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte Hornets (51-37) at Miami Heat (51-37)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 1:00 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -6.5 -- Over/Under: 191 See the Latest Odds
The Charlotte Hornets and Miami heat square off Sunday afternoon for game seven at the American Airlines Arena.
The Charlotte Hornets hope to advance to the next round for the first time since 2001-02. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 93.2 points on 40.9 percent shooting and allowing 98 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 25 points and 3.7 assists while Al Jefferson is averaging 14.8 points and 6.8 rebounds. Jeremy Lin is dishing three assists and Nicolas Batum is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 30.6 percent from beyond the arc and 82.7 percent from the free throw line. The Hornets are allowing 41.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have split their last 12 road games.
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The Miami Heat hope to advance to the next round of the playoffs for the fifth time in six years. The Miami Heat are averaging 98 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 93.2 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 20.2 points and 5.7 assists while Hassan Whiteside is averaging 13.7 points and 11.3 rebounds. Goran Dragic is dishing 4.3 assists and Luol Deng is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 41.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Heat are allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have won seven of their last eight home games.
The Hornets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games. The Heat are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 home games and 13-6 ATS in their last 19 Conference Quarterfinals games. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Hornets had their chance to end this series and they blew it. This is where the Heat have a similar performance to game one and two, and they get the job done rather convincingly. I like the Heat here and the reasonable number.