Hornets vs. Heat Pick
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.
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.
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