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Heat host Bobcats in basketball action

Charlotte BobcatsMiami Heat
April 13, 7:30 PM | AmericanAirlines Arena

Charlotte Bobcats vs Miami Heat Odds

7-50TEAM RECORD40-17

The Heat will try to pay off for their supporters on Friday when they play host to the Bobcats at AmericanAirlines Arena in NBA wagering action.

The Bobcats will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 20-36-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Heat are 27-30 ATS. Charlotte is 28-28-1 against the total, while Miami is 24-31-2 versus the number.

View Charlotte vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Heat in this one, they're listed as 16.5-point favorites on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 193.5 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 3 (Heat) and the No. 30 (Bobcats) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 102-83 result in favor of the Heat is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Miami's No. 4-ranked offense (100.1 PPG) against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 28 at 101.4 PPG. The Heat have averaged 47.3% from the field per game, more than the Bobcats have managed so far this season (41.8% on average).

Defensively, the Bobcats feature the league's No. 26-rated defense on the road, allowing 102.2 points per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the league in scoring at home.

Charlotte lost its last outing, a 109-85 result against the Pistons on April 12. The Bobcats failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point underdog, while the 194 combined points took the game OVER the total. Charlotte was crushed on Thursday, getting run out of the gym by Detroit and falling 109-85 at Time Warner Cable Arena.

The Heat were a 96-86 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Bulls. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (182) made winners of UNDER bettors. LeBron James was dynamite, scoring 30 points and adding 6 rebounds but Chicago still won, 96-86, over Miami on Thursday at United Center.

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a loss are 0-10

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing New York are 7-3
After playing Chicago are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4

A few Bobcats at Heat trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Charlotte's last 8 games when playing on the road against Miami
Charlotte is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Charlotte's last 9 games when playing Miami
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Charlotte
Miami is 18-2 SU in its last 20 games at home
Miami is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games

Next up:
Charlotte home to Boston, Sunday, April 15
Miami at New York, Sunday, April 15