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NBA odds preview - Bobcats vs. Heat

Charlotte BobcatsMiami Heat
April 8, 7:30 PM | AmericanAirlines Arena

Charlotte Bobcats vs Miami Heat Odds

32-46TEAM RECORD54-24

The Heat will try to pay off for their supporters on Friday when they play host to the Bobcats at AmericanAirlines Arena in NBA wagering action.

Miami battles the Bobcats, currently with a 32-46 mark (37-39-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 40-37-1 for the Heat and 36-42 for the Bobcats.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 3 (Heat) and the No. 24 (Bobcats) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 104-93 result in favor of the Heat is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Miami's No. 8-ranked offense (102.1 PPG) against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 11 at 97 PPG. The Heat have averaged 48% from the field per game, more than the Bobcats have managed so far this season (44.8% on average).

Defensively, the Bobcats feature the league's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 97.5 points per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the league in scoring at home.

The Bobcats were a 111-102 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Magic. They failed to cover the 6.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (213) made winners of OVER bettors. Gerald Henderson chucked in 32 points for Charlotte on Wednesday, but they still came up short in losing 111-102 at Time Warner Cable Arena.

The Heat were a 90-85 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Bucks. They failed to cover the 9–point spread as favorites, while the total score (175) made winners of UNDER bettors. LeBron James went off for 29 points and added 2 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Milwaukee defeated Miami, 90-85 at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Orlando are 0-10
After a loss are 2-8

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Bobcats at Heat trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Charlotte's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte's last 6 games when playing Miami
Charlotte is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games when playing on the road against Miami
Miami is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games when playing Charlotte
Miami is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
Miami is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Charlotte

Next up:
Charlotte home to Detroit, Sunday, April 10
Miami home to Boston, Sunday, April 10

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