Miami Heat vs Charlotte Hornets 5/2/2021 Picks Previews and Prediction
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Miami Heat vs Charlotte Hornets 5/2/2021 – The Charlotte Hornets are trying to make a big run before ending the season to chase the Miami Heat in the NBA Eastern Conference standings. Both teams are set to see each other this coming Sunday, May 2 at the Spectrum Center in North, Carolina. The tip-off starts at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time and the television rights are given to Bally Sports SE-CHA and Bally Sports Sun. Both feeds can be seen through an online live stream by getting an NBA League Pass subscription. Even in their home court, the Charlotte Hornets are seen as the underdogs in NBA lines as compared to the Miami Heat.
Miami Heat vs Charlotte Hornets 5/2/2021
Miami Heat vs Charlotte Hornets 5/2/2021 Betting Odds
Miami Heat Betting
The Miami Heat are now having a record of 34-30 and they are neck-and-neck with the Boston Celtics for the sixth-best record in the NBA Eastern Conference playoff picture. They are coming off from a labor day beating of the Cleveland Cavaliers as they prevail by 17 points, 125-107. Kendrick Nunn led the offensive charge with 22 points while Duncan Robinson sank six three-pointers to finish with a total of 20. Trevor Ariza was indeed a great mid-season pick-up while doing 18 points while Bam Adebayo stuffed the stat sheet with 13 points, ten boards and six assists.
Players to watch: J. Butler SF 46 GP 46 GS 34 MIN 21.7 PTS 1.8 OR 5.2 DR 7 REB 7.2 AST 2.1 STL 0.4 BLK 2.2 TO 1.4 PF 3.3 AST/TO 26.32 PER
B. Adebayo C 56 GP 56 GS 33.5 MIN 19.2 PTS 2.3 OR 6.8 DR 9.1 REB 5.2 AST 1.1 STL 1.1 BLK 2.7 TO 2.3 PF 1.9 AST/TO 22.97 PER
T. Herro PG 48 GP 14 GS 30.7 MIN 14.9 PTS 0.5 OR 4.4 DR 4.9 REB 3.4 AST 0.7 STL 0.4 BLK 1.9 TO 1.3 PF 1.8 AST/TO 12.79 PER.
Charlotte Hornets Betting
The Charlotte Hornets avoided getting into a losing streak with a win over the Detroit Pistons during their last match with the final score at 107-94. More than the win, the team has a positive atmosphere with rookie LaMelo Ball back in the roster and was able to provide some spark doing 11 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and two blocks in 27 minutes of gameplay. Terry Rozier had the best stat line with 29 points, eight rebounds and five assists while Miles Bridges was not far behind contributing 27 points, seven rebounds and four assists. PJ Washington also had a notable night with 13 points, eight rebounds and two assists.
Players to Watch: T. Rozier SG 59 GP 59 GS 34.1 MIN 20.3 PTS 0.6 OR 3.6 DR 4.2 REB 4.1 AST 1.2 STL 0.4 BLK 1.9 TO 1.8 PF 2.2 AST/TO 17.28 PER
G. Hayward SF 44 GP 44 GS 34 MIN 19.6 PTS 0.8 OR 5 DR 5.9 REB 4.1 AST 1.2 STL 0.3 BLK 2.1 TO 1.7 PF 2 AST/TO 17.7 PER
L. Ball PG 41 GP 21 GS 28.6 MIN 15.9 PTS 1.3 OR 4.5 DR 5.9 REB 6.1 AST 1.6 STL 0.3 BLK 2.8 TO 2.8 PF 2.2 AST/TO 18.65 PER.
Miami Heat vs Charlotte Hornets 5/2/2021 Betting Numbers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami’s last 5 games.
Charlotte are 4-8 ATS in their last 12 games.
Udonis Haslem PF Illness is “?” Sunday vs Charlotte
Gordon Hayward SF Foot is out indefinitely
Miami Heat vs Charlotte Hornets Betting Picks
This is going to be a very important game for the Miami Heat and it is a way for them to set the divide against the Charlotte Hornets. Playoff Heat is expected to come out as online sports betting sees the Hornets losing this game.
Moneyline: The Heat are given an ML of -200 for this game while the Hornets at home are at +165.
ATS: It is five points separating both teams across the spread with the Heat having the -5 while the Hornets given the +5.
TOTALs: It is 211.5 points on the total with the Heat expected to go over while the Hornets are the team under.
Score Prediction: 114 – 112, Heat