Miami Heat vs. Charlotte Bobcats Game 3 ATS Pick
- Updated: April 25, 2014
Time: 7 PM EST Saturday April 26, 2014, ESPN
Location: Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina
The Charlotte Bobcats host the Miami Heat in Game 3 in an Eastern Conference playoff series.
The Heat lead this best of 7 series 2-0.
In their last games: In Game 2 the Heat beat the Bobcats 101-97.
In the Game 2 win LeBron James went for 32 points and overall the Heat shot 52.2 % from the floor.
Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
In the last 5 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Over every time.
The Heat are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games against the Bobcats in Charlotte.
The Heat are 5-0 facing the Bobcats this season.
Point Spread: Miami -5.5
Total Line: 188
Money Line: Heat -230 / Bobcats +190
Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Miami Heat: 56-28 SU 38-44-2 ATS
Charlotte Bobcats: 43-41 SU 48-33-3 ATS
Key Betting Trends
• MIA is 3-9 ATS in their last 12 road games.
• MIA is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
• MIA has an Over record of 5-2 in their last 7 games.
• CHA is 16-5-1 ATS in their last 22 home games.
• CHA is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
• CHA has an Under record of 8-3 in their last 11 home games.
Sagarin Power Rankings
Miami Heat: 94.22
Charlotte Bobcats: 90.35
Key Player Injuries
Michael Beasley F Sidelined Apr 16 ankle Day-to-day
Al Jefferson F/C Sidelined Apr 20 foot Day-to-day
Jeff Taylor G/F Sidelined Dec 20 achilles Out for the 2013-14 season
Brendan Haywood C Sidelined Mar 20 foot Out for season
Point Spread Pick:
The Heat haven’t been a covering machine as of late going 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 overall and are on a bankroll crushing 3-10 run versus the line on the road. The Bobcats are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 as a host and have won 6 of the last 7 home tilts straight up. The Charlotte played hard in the second half against Miami and I look for the effort on Saturday at Time Warner Cable Arena in front of their home fans.
Take the Charlotte Bobcats +5.5.