Hornets vs. Heat Pick

Charlotte Hornets vs. Miami Heat – 4/17/16 NBA Playoffs Game 1 Pick

The Miami Heat face a surging Charlotte Hornets team today at 5:30PM ET in Game 1 of their series.

According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Miami is favored to win today’s game, as the Heat are getting odds of -4.5 points against the Hornets. The over/under total for the game is listed at 200 points.

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Miami is 48-34 on the season, 28-13 at home and 43-38-1 against the spread. Charlotte is 48-34 overall, 18-23 on the road and 42-39-1 against the spread. These two met four times during the season with each team winning two of the meetings and the winning team covered in two of the four meetings.

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The Hornets are looking strong coming into the playoffs, winning four of their last five, including a pair of wins on the road. However, they are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 playoff games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 against Southeast opponents. Miami has struggled on the road, but they have covered in 6 straight home games and in 19 of their last 26 Eastern Conference games.

NBA PLAYOFFS FREE PICK: MIAMI HEAT -4.5

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