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Miami Heat vs. New Orleans Hornets

The Miami Heat and the New Orleans Hornets will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at New Orleans Arena.

Miami was a 101-97 loser in its last match on the road against the Bulls. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 198 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for New Orleans, they were a 105-91 loser as they battled the Clippers at home. The Hornets failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point underdog, while 196 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Miami:
Team record: 56-15 SU, 37-34 ATS

is 24-1 SU in its last 25 games
is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of last 9 games when playing on the road against New Orleans

When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing San Antonio are 5-5
After playing Chicago are 9-1
After a loss are 8-2

New Orleans:
Team record: 25-47 SU, 36-36 ATS

is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Miami
is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games

When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Cleveland are 8-2
After playing LA Clippers are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Next up:
Miami at San Antonio, Sunday, March 31
New Orleans home to Cleveland, Sunday, March 31