Miami Heat at Charlotte Bobcats Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 4/25/2014
Saturday, April 26 4:00 PM on ESPN, SUN
Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina
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Of all the matchups in the 2014 National Basketball Association playoffs, there is just 1 series where the home team has jumped out to a 2-0 lead on their home court. That series is the 2 vs. 7 matchup in the Eastern Conference pitting the Miami Heat against the Charlotte Bobcats. Game 3 of the series will take place on Saturday night from Time Warner Cable Arena.
Through the first two games of the series, the Heat have looked good and in game 2, they needed to persevere and fight back to get the win. As always, they were led by LeBron James, who is averaging 29.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.0 steals per game in the series. All of those numbers are team highs, while Chris Bosh leads through 2 games with 3 blocks.
The Bobcats will look to get their first win against the Heat since the Dwyane Wade and James era began in South Beach. The Bobcats have been led in the first 2 games by the combination of Al Jefferson and Kemba Walker. Jefferson is tied for the team lead in points with 18, while leading them with 11.5 rebounds and 1.0 block per game, while Walker, the former University of Connecticut standout leads the team with 7 assists and 2 steals per game and is also averaging 18 points per game.
Miami is 19-21-1 ATS on the road this season
Miami is 21-19-1 against the over/under on the road this season
Charlotte is 24-16-1 ATS at home this season
Charlotte is 15-25-1 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
No Injuries to Report
12/21/13 G Jeffery Taylor Achilles out for season
10/25/13 C Brendan Haywood Foot out indefinitely
04/25/14 C Al Jefferson Plantar Fasciitis is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Miami
04/25/14 F Josh McRoberts Not Suspended is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Miami
Josh's Pick: Take Miami
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