Heat vs. Bobcats NBA Betting
With their winning streak now at 25 games the Miami Heat will be looking to knock off the Charlotte Bobcats for the 11th straight time on Sunday night as those teams meet in NBA betting action.
The Heat are 10-0 SU and 5-4-1 ATS over their past 10 games against the Bobcats, including a 99-94 win as a 14-point home favorite the last time the teams met back on February 4. The UNDER paid out in each of the last three Heat vs. Bobcats games.
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The Heat currently sports a record of 54-14, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 35-33 ATS. The Bobcats are 16-53 and 23-46 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Heat post a 34-34 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Bobcats have gone 31-37-1 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Heat, currently No. 6 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Bobcats, who rate No. 30 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 106-89 victory for the Heat.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Miami's No. 5-ranked offense (103.4 PPG) against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 29 at 102.9 PPG. The Heat have averaged 49.6% from the field per game, more than the Bobcats have managed so far this season (42% on average).
Defensively, the Bobcats feature the league's No. 26-rated defense on the road, giving up 103.7 points per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the league in scoring at home.
Charlotte was a 92-91 loser in its last match at home against the Pistons. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 183 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Kemba Walker scored 25 points for Charlotte on Saturday, but the Pistons managed a 92-91 victory over the Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena.
In their last action, Miami was a 103-89 winner at home against the Pistons. They failed to cover the 16-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (192) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Miami got 29 points from LeBron James en route to a 103-89 victory over Detroit on Friday at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Orlando are 2-8
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8
Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Orlando are 7-3
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a win are 10-0
A few Bobcats at Heat trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Charlotte's last 23 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games when playing on the road against Miami
Charlotte is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Miami
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Charlotte
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Charlotte
Charlotte home to Orlando, Wednesday, March 27
Miami at Orlando, Monday, March 25