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Miami favored by 10.5 against Charlotte on Wednesday

Miami HeatCharlotte Bobcats
Dec 28, 7:00 PM | Time Warner Cable Arena

Miami Heat vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds


Time Warner Cable Arena will feature Bobcats vs. Heat action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

The Bobcats currently sports a record of 1-0, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-0 ATS. The Heat are 2-0 and 1-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bobcats post a 1-0 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Heat have gone 2-0 against the number.

View Miami vs Charlotte Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Bobcats in this one will find them as 10.5-point underdogs, while the total was sitting at 185.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bobcats at No. 25 and the Heat at No. 3 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 110-101 result in favor of the Heat.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Heat rank No. 13 in the league with 44.5 per game. That compares with Charlotte’s No. 2 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Charlotte is the NBA’s No. 25-ranked team at 4 per game, while the Heat rate No. 20 with 5 per contest.

Defensively, the Heat feature the league's No. 18-rated defense on the road, allowing 94 points per game. Charlotte, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the league in scoring at home.

Miami was a 115-107 winner in its last match at home against the Celtics. They failed to cover the 9.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 222 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. LeBron James went off for 26 points and added 6 rebounds leading Miami over Boston, 115-107, on Tuesday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

The Bobcats were a 96-95 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Bucks. They covered the 4–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (191) made winners of OVER bettors. D.J. Augustin scored 19 points leading the Bobcats to a 96-95 victory over Milwaukee at Time Warner Cable Arena on Monday.

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Boston are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Orlando are 3-7
After playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Heat at Bobcats trends to consider:
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Miami's last 9 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
Miami is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Charlotte's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Charlotte's last 9 games when playing at home against Miami
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Charlotte's last 21 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte's last 7 games when playing Miami

Next up:
Miami at Minnesota, Friday, December 30
Charlotte home to Orlando, Friday, December 30