Charlotte Hornets vs Miami Heat NBA Pick – April 5

The NBA is set up with another strong slate of action throughout Tuesday night. Twelve games are up on the board throughout April 5. One of these games will be between the Charlotte Hornets and the Miami Heat. These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. This game will tip off at around 7:30 PM Eastern time.

Charlotte has earned a record of 40-38 throughout this season, which has them sitting in ninth place of the Eastern Conference. The Hornets are coming off a loss, but have won eight of their last eleven. Charlotte has clinched a play in spot, but will look to move into the eighth spot so they only have to win one game. I expect the Hornets to come out quickly in this one.

The Heat have put up a record of 51-28 so far this season, which has them in the top spot of the Eastern Conference. Miami has won four games in a row and six of their last ten. The Heat have a two game lead on the top spot of the Conference. Miami will look to grab a big win at home as they try to lock down the top spot of the East.

These two teams have been strong throughout this season and will look for a pivotal win in this one. The Hornets have locked down a play-in spot, but will look to move into a more favorable position. Miami will look to close in on the top spot with a win. If either team can come out quickly in this one, it could be enough for the win.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
Charlotte Hornets +5 ½ (-110) +180 Over 227 (-105)
Miami Heat -5 ½ (-110) -220 Under 227 (-115)

 

Team Data Charlotte Hornets Miami Heat
Overall Record 40-38 51-28
Away/ Home Record 20-19 27-12
PPG 114.8 109.5
PPG Away/ Home 116.8 109.8
PAPG 114.8 105.2
PAPG Away/ Home 117.1 104.9

Betting Trends

Charlotte Hornets

  • 43-33 ATS this season
  • 27-23 ATS as an underdog
  • 22-16 ATS in road games
  • 0-1 ATS in April
  • 0-3 ATS on Tuesday nights
  • 8-4 ATS when playing on two days rest
  • 6-6 ATS against divisional opponents
  • 4-4 ATS after allowing 130 points or more
  • 13-8 ATS after a loss by 10 or more points
  • 23-14 ATS against team with a winning record
Miami Heat

  • 44-33 ATS this season
  • 28-28 ATS as a favorite
  • 19-19 ATS in home games
  • 2-0 ATS in April
  • 2-5 ATS on Tuesday nights
  • 8-4 ATS against divisional opponents
  • 9-3 ATS off an upset win as an underdog
  • 9-9 ATS after three or more straight wins
  • 23-18 ATS against team with a winning record

These two teams have met up three times on the season. Jimmy Butler dropped 32 points and 10 rebounds, while Bam Adebayo added 26 points and 19 rebounds in the first game. The Heat won 114-99. Butler put up 27 points in the second meeting as Miami earned a 104.86 win. Kyle Lowry finished with 25 points in the third matchup as the Heat grabbed a 111-107 win.

Field Goal Shooting

The Hornets have been solid shooting the ball throughout this season. Charlotte has made 46.4 percent of their shots from the field, which is 15th in the league. The Hornets have shot 36.2 percent from behind the arc, which is 7th in the NBA. Charlotte has sunk 73.9 percent of their shots from the charity stripe, which is 27th in the league.

Miami has been stronger shooting the ball so far this season. The Heat have been shooting 46.5 percent of their shots from the field, which is 13th in the NBA. Miami has made 37.7 percent of their shots from deep, which is 1st in the league. The Heat have drained 80.8 percent of their shots from the free throw line, which is 5th in the NBA.

The Heat have been better shooting the ball on the season and have the edge on defense. Miami has held their opponents to a 44.5 percent from the field, which is 4th in the league. Charlotte has allowed opposing teams to shoot 46.5 percent from the field, which is 19th in the NBA. The Hornets will look for their defense to step up early in this one.

Top Performers

Miles Bridges, LaMelo Ball and Terry Rozier have been the leaders for Charlotte. Bridges is averaging 20.3 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. Ball has averaged 19.9 points and 7.5 assists, while Rozier is averaging 19.3 points per game. Gordon Hayward has averaged 15.9 points and Kelly Oubre Jr. is averaging 15.2 points. Montrezl Harrell has averaged 11.3 points per game to round out the lineup.

Jimmy Butler and Tyler Herro have been strong for the Heat on the season. Butler has averaged 21.3 points per game. Tyler Herro is averaging 20.6 points, while Bam Adebayo has averaged 18.9 points and 10.2 rebounds per game. Kyle Lowry is averaging 13.4 points and 7.6 assists. Duncan Robinson has averaged 10.9 points. Max Strus rounds out the lineup, averaging 10.6 points per game.

These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. The Hornets have had strong depth throughout this season and are becoming healthy at the right time. Butler is questionable in this one, which could hurt the Heat. If either team can have their stars step up in this one, it could be enough for the win.

Pick Overview

These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. The Hornets have lost their first three games against Miami and will look to come out stronger on the road. Charlotte has solid depth entering this matchup and will look for a fast start on the road. If the Hornets can build an early lead, I like their chances to earn the win.

Bovada has Miami listed as a -5 ½ against the spread in this one. This gives a solid edge to the Heat on the road in this one. Miami has been the better team throughout this season, but with Butler as questionable, I think this game should be closer to even. I think Charlotte can keep this game close with a chance to earn the win. I like the value on the Hornets with the points.

The Bet
Charlotte Hornets +5.5
-110
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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