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The Heat are a Hot Bet at Home

The Miami Heat enter their first round series with Charlotte on a 6-0 SU and ATS roll at American Airlines Arena. They’re likely pleased with the way things shook out in Eastern Conference seeding as they’ve dominated the Hornets over the last few seasons, going 24-4 in the last 28 games between the teams.

Shark Bites
  • The Heat are 9-3 SU and ATS in their last 12 games against divisional opponents.
  • The Hornets are 1-5 SU and 0-6 ATS in their last six games after consecutive wins.
  • The total has gone UNDER in eight of the Heat's last 11 games.

The teams split their four games this season, with each covering in their SU wins. Those games saw an average total of 196.5, with only one of the games seeing both teams reach triple digits.

In their last meeting a month ago, Charlotte won by three points and are currently riding a trend that’s seen them go 6-1 SU in their last seven games after winning the previous game in a matchup. Kemba Walker filled the stat sheet when the teams last met, scoring 21 points with seven boards and seven assists.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Charlotte Hornets betting line opened this morning as 4-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 204 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 105-100 result in favor of the Heat. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Charlotte Hornets vs Miami Heat Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Miami Heat bring a 48-34 record (43-38-1 ATS) to the battle against the 48-34 Charlotte Hornets, who are 42-39-1 ATS. Fans OVER/UNDER betting have seen Miami Heat go 34-48 so far and the Charlotte Hornets go 40-41-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Miami vs Charlotte injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 9-rated Miami Heat and the No. 5-ranked Charlotte Hornets, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Miami's No. 13-rated NBA squad against Charlotte's No. 14-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Miami rates No. 28 in the league with 6.07 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 4 with 10.65 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Charlotte got 26 points from Al Jefferson en route to a 117-103 victory over Orlando on Wednesday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Miami got 19 points from Joe Johnson but lost anyway 98-88 against the Celtics on Wednesday at TD Garden.

Betting Trends
  • Charlotte is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Charlotte's last 5 games
  • Charlotte is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games on the road
  • Miami is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Miami is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Miami's last 11 games
  • Miami is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Charlotte at Miami, Wednesday, April 20th

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