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Charlotte Bobcats vs Miami Heat Odds
The Miami Heat host Charlotte on Monday, looking to build on their 30-14 mark against the 11-35 Bobcats in NBA action at AmericanAirlines Arena.
The Heat bring a 30-14 record (22-22 ATS) to the battle against the 11-35 Bobcats, who are 17-29 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Miami go 21-23 so far and the Bobcats go 22-23-1. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 10-rated Heat and the No. 30-rated Bobcats in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 105-91 win for the Heat on Monday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Miami's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 102.3 PPG, against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 29 at 103 PPG. The Heat field goal percentage has averaged 49% so far, more than the Bobcats shooters have achieved on the year, 42.4% per game.
Defensively, the Bobcats feature the league's No. 27-rated defense on the road, giving up 103.6 points per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Charlotte, they were a 109-95 loser as they battled the Rockets on the road. The Bobcats failed to cover in the match as a 12-point underdog, while 204 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Bobcats endured a 109-95 loss at the hands of the Rockets on Saturday, despite a 24-point effort from Kemba Walker at Toyota Center.
Last time out for Miami, they were a 100-85 winner as they battled the Raptors on the road. The Heat covered in the match as a 5-point favorite, while 185 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Miami got 30 points from LeBron James en route to a 100-85 victory over Toronto on Sunday at Air Canada Centre.
Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Houston are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8
Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 8-2
After a win are 4-6
A few Bobcats at Heat trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Charlotte's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Charlotte's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Charlotte's last 11 games when playing Miami
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Charlotte's last 9 games when playing on the road against Miami
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Charlotte
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Charlotte
Miami is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Miami is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Charlotte at Cleveland, Wednesday, February 6
Miami home to Houston, Wednesday, February 6