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The division rival Miami Heat and Charlotte Bobcats are set to renew hostilities on Saturday when they meet at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Miami was a 101-86 winner in its last match on the road against the 76ers. They covered the 11-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 187 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Charlotte, they were a 111-101 winner as they battled the Magic on the road. The Bobcats covered in the match as a 1.5-point favorite, while 212 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Miami:
Team record: 28-11 SU, 18-21 ATS

is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Charlotte
is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of last 8 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of last 7 games when playing Charlotte

When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Atlanta are 10-0
After playing Philadelphia are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

Charlotte:
Team record: 17-24 SU, 22-18-1 ATS

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of last 8 games when playing at home against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of last 7 games when playing Miami
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of last 14 games at home

When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing Orlando are 0-10
After a win are 3-7

Next up:
Miami at Atlanta, Monday, January 20
Charlotte home to Toronto, Monday, January 20