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Miami HeatCharlotte Bobcats
Dec 26, 7:00 PM | Time Warner Cable Arena

Miami Heat vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds

19-6TEAM RECORD7-20

Miami travels to Charlotte on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 19-6 mark with a victory over the Bobcats.

Charlotte battles the Heat, currently with a 19-6 mark (14-11 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 15-11-1 for the Bobcats and 12-13 for the Heat. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Bobcats as 10.5-point underdogs in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 205 earlier at GTbets.eu.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 30-rated Bobcats and the No. 9-ranked Heat, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 107-92 result in favor of the Heat.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Charlotte's No. 18-rated squad against Miami's No. 30-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Charlotte rates No. 21 in the league with 6.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 5 with 8.7 per outing.

Defensively, the Heat feature the league's No. 16-rated defense on the road, giving up 99.4 points per game. Charlotte, meanwhile, comes in at No. 18 in the league in scoring at home.

Miami won its last outing, a 103-97 result against the Thunder on December 25. The Heat covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite, while the 200 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Miami got 29 points from LeBron James en route to a 103-97 victory over Oklahoma City on Tuesday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Charlotte lost its last outing, a 110-88 result against the Nuggets on December 22. The Bobcats failed to cover in that game as a 16-point underdog, while the 198 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Bobcats were blown out by Denver on Saturday, losing by a 110-88 final at Pepsi Center in basketball betting action.

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 7-3
After playing Oklahoma City are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Brooklyn are 2-8
After playing Denver are 4-6
After a loss are 0-10

A few Heat at Bobcats trends to consider:
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games when playing at home against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Charlotte's last 10 games when playing Miami
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Charlotte's last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games

Next up:
Miami at Detroit, Friday, December 28
Charlotte at Brooklyn, Friday, December 28

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