Before the NBA playoffs begin, it’s always fun to take a look at each of the individual match-ups and try to decide how many games it will take to decide them. There are some that seem destined to be over quickly, but there are always a couple that look as though they are set to go the full 7 games. One that immediately fell into that latter category was the match-up between the Charlotte Hornets and the Miami Heat. After all, these two division rivals finished the season with the exact same win/loss record, and they have also split their last 8 regular season meetings. It looked as though there was very little separating these two, and that is exactly how it has played out through the opening 4 games of the series. Game 5 sees thing head back to Miami, and with the series now down to a best of 3, the Hornets are going to have to find a way to get a win on the road if they want to advance. You can wager on this exciting series at our MyBookie.ag pro hoops betting odds page.
How To Bet The Hornets vs Heat NBA Playoffs Odds, TV & Game Info
When: Wednesday, April 27 at 8 PM EST
Where: American Airlines Arena, Miami
NBA Odds: TBA
Why bet on the Charlotte Hornets
The Charlotte Hornets have looked like 2 very different teams through the first 4 games of this series, and the bad news for them is that the bad team is the one that usually shows up on the road. Charlotte were pretty soundly beaten in both games played in Miami, leading many to believe that this series was not going to be as close as we all imagined. The Hornets had other ideas, though, and they cranked up the defensive play in Games 3 and 4, doing more than enough to get this series back level. Charlotte now have to figure out a way to take that defense on the road, and if they can do that, they can steal this series.
Why bet on the Miami Heat
The Heat surprised a lot of people with their offensive outburst in the opening two games of the series, tallying up 138 points in those two games. That offense all but disappeared on the road, and you wonder if they can turn it back on again once they get back on home court. It’s tough to say whether they chose to play a more tentative road game, or whether the Hornets finally figured them out. The answer is probably going to be delivered in Game 5, which could well prove to be the pivotal game in this series. If Miami can break the 100-point mark, you feel that it will be enough for them to get the win.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
This has become a fun series to watch, as you never really know how things are going to go from game to game. I expect a close one in Game 5, but I like the Heat to edge it ever so slightly.
Charlotte Hornets 99 Miami Heat 100