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Bobcats vs Heat Betting Matchup Report

Miami HeatCharlotte Bobcats
6-3November 16, 2013, 07:00 | Time Warner Cable Arena5-4

Miami pays a visit to Charlotte on Saturday, hoping to send the Bobcats to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Time Warner Cable Arena.

The Bobcats sport a record of 5-4 and 5-3-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Heat sit at 6-3 and 3-6 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-5 for the Bobcats and 7-2 for the Heat. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Those backing the visitors in this one found the Heat listed as -9-point favorites earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 196 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 30-rated Bobcats and the No. 5-rated Heat in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 96-88 win for the Heat on Saturday.

In their last action, Miami was a 110-104 winner at home against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (214) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Miami got 39 points from LeBron James en route to a 110-104 victory over Dallas on Friday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

The Bobcats were an 86-80 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cavaliers. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (166) made winners of UNDER bettors. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 16 points leading the Bobcats to an 86-80 victory over Cleveland at Quicken Loans Arena on Friday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Charlotte's No. 29-ranked offense (90.11 PPG) against a Heat defense that ranks No. 18 at 100.56 PPG. The Bobcats have averaged 40.79% from the field per game, less than the Heat have managed so far this season (52.68% on average).

A few Heat at Bobcats trends to consider:
Miami is 4-1-1 SU in its last 6 games
Miami is 12-6 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
Miami is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Miami is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Charlotte is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Charlotte is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games at home
Charlotte is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Miami

Next up:
Miami home to Atlanta, Tuesday, November 19th
Charlotte at Chicago, Monday, November 18th