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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