Hornets vs. Heat Prediction
In search of their third win of the season versus the Hornets, the Heat will host Charlotte tonight at 7:30PM ET with an opportunity to secure a tiebreaker.
After opening as a 3-point home favorite, Miami is now -4 to beat Charlotte according to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI. As for the total, the number opened at 209.5 and that's where it currently sits.
The Heat have owned the Hornets in Miami, winning 12 consecutive games against Charlotte at home. They've also won four straight at American Airlines Arena and have also outscored the Hornets by an average of 12.2 points in winning their last 14 games overall in Miami, including the playoffs.
The move to bring center Hassan Whiteside off the bench has been huge for the Heat and the Gastonia native had a triple-double in his last game versus the Hornets. Miami is 12-4 against the spread in its last 16 games versus the Eastern Conference and has also covered in five of its last seven home games.
THURSDAY NBA FREE PICK: MIAMI HEAT -4