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April 5, 8:00 PM | Time Warner Cable Arena

Miami Heat vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds

58-16TEAM RECORD18-57

Charlotte will look to improve on its 18-57 record on Friday when they host Miami in NBA odds action at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Charlotte battles the Heat, currently with a 58-16 mark (39-35 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 34-40-1 for the Bobcats and 38-36 for the Heat. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 4-rated Heat taking on the No. 30-rated Bobcats in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 106-89 win for the Heat on Friday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Charlotte's No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 93.5 PPG, against a Heat defense that ranks No. 8 at 95.4 PPG. The Bobcats field goal percentage has averaged 42.3% so far, less than the Heat shooters have achieved on the year, 49.7% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Heat own the league's No. 3-rated mark, allowing 94.7 points per game when playing on the road. Charlotte, on the other hand, rates No. 21 in scoring on their home court.

The Heat were a 102-90 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Knicks. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (192) made winners of OVER bettors. The Heat got 23 points from Chris Bosh, but it was New York that prevailed in a 102-90 final on Tuesday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

In their last action, Charlotte was an 88-83 winner at home against the 76ers. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (171) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Charlotte earned an 88-83 victory over Philadelphia on Wednesday, getting 24 points from Gerald Henderson at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing New York are 9-1
After a loss are 8-2

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Brooklyn are 0-10
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a win are 1-9

A few Heat at Bobcats trends to consider:
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Charlotte
Miami is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Miami is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte's last 6 games when playing at home against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte's last 6 games when playing Miami
Charlotte is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Charlotte is 8-15 ATS in its last 23 games at home

Next up:
Miami home to Philadelphia, Saturday, April 6
Charlotte at Brooklyn, Saturday, April 6

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