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Miami Heat vs. Charlotte Bobcats

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Friday when the Miami Heat and the Charlotte Bobcats meet at Time Warner Cable Arena.

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.

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.

Miami:
Team record: 58-16 SU, 39-35 ATS

is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Charlotte
is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games on the road
is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 6 games when playing Charlotte

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:
Team record: 18-57 SU, 27-48 ATS

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 6 games when playing at home against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 6 games when playing Miami
is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
is 8-15 ATS in its last 23 games at home

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

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