Heat vs. Hornets Prediction
Will the Charlotte Hornets pick up a win at home over the Miami Heat when the two playoff contenders collide today at 7PM ET?
527 Miami Heat vs. 528 Charlotte Hornets
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
7PM ET – Spectrum Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Hornets are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -3 points against the Heat. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 219 points. The public betting for this game currently has 66 percent going on the Hornets at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Miami trying to heat up
The Heat are coming off a 114-113 win at home over the Hawks. Miami has won and covered the spread in three of their last four games. The Heat are 29-34 on the season, 15-16 on the road, 33-30 against the spread and 33-30 with the over.
Miami is led by its defense, as the Heat are allowing 106.6 points per game while limiting opponents to 44.5 percent shooting. Miami is averaging 106.0 points per game on offense while shooting 45.1 percent. Goran Dragic and James Johnson are both out for tonight’s game due to injury. Josh Richardson is leading the team with 17.4 points per game while Hassan Whiteside is adding 12.8 points and 12.2 rebounds per contest.
Hornets looking to get on track
Charlotte is coming off a 118-108 loss at home to Portland on Sunday. The Hornets have lost four of their last five games while going 1-3-1 against the spread. Charlotte is 29-34 on the season, 20-13 at home, 30-32-1 against the spread and 35-27-1 with the over.
The Hornets are middle of the road on both offense and defense. Charlotte is averaging 111.2 points per game on offense while shooting 45.1 percent from the field. Defensively, the Hornets are giving up 111.7 points per game while opponents shoot 46.8 percent against them. Kemba Walker is leading the team with 25.1 points and 5.8 assists per game while Jeremy Lamb is adding 15.3 points and 5.6 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Heat are 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games, but just 1-5 ATS in their last six games against a losing team.
The Hornets are just 0-3-1 ATS in their last four home games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games playing on two days of rest.
The Hornets won both meetings with the Heat this season, covering in both cases. Miami has been a team that has played to the level of its competition. They have struggled to cover against bad teams while covering against the good ones. The Hornets aren’t a great team, but they are the favorite. Miami has played well as an underdog and I will continue to ride that trend.
NBA Prediction: Miami Heat +3