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Heat are Excellent at Bouncing Back

After a pair of blowout losses, the Charlotte Hornets bounced back in a big way in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference first-round series with the Miami Heat. Charlotte stormed back on Saturday, topping Miami 96-80 thanks to a strong performance from rookie Frank Kaminsky. Game 4 goes tonight in Charlotte.

Shark Bites
  • The Hornets are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games as home favorites.
  • The Heat are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games as an underdog of 3.0 or less.
  • The Hornets are 8-1 SU in their last nine games as favorites.

Miami has been a fantastic bounce back bet, however. The Heat are 9-0 SU in their last nine coming off a loss. The Heat, who opened as 2.5-point underdogs, are also 10-4 ATS in their previous 14 when tabbed as dogs of three points or less.

While the Hornets walked away with the W in Game 3, they’ll need to improve their shooting if they wish to have a fighting chance for the rest of the series. Charlotte shot only 38.9 percent from the field in the contest but were sharp in basically every other facet of the game, going 21-for-22 from the foul line while committing only four turnovers. Miami shot 19-for-30 from the charity stripe and turned the ball over 15 times.

Miami big man Hassan Whiteside sat out of Sunday’s practice with a bruised right thigh but the center has stated he’s receiving treatment and does not expect to miss Game 4.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Miami Heat listed as 2.5-point underdogs earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 195 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 106-100 result in favor of the Heat. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Miami Heat vs Charlotte Hornets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Miami Heat have seen them go 50-35 and 45-39-1 ATS so far this NBA season, while the Charlotte Hornets are at 49-36 and 43-41-1 ATS. In Over/Under totals betting, the Hornets are 42-42-1, while the Miami Heat are 36-49. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Charlotte vs Miami injuries news.

The Charlotte Hornets sit at No. 5 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Miami Heat are at No. 9 on that betting chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Charlotte's No. 11-ranked offense averaging 103.16 PPG, against a Miami Heat defense that ranks No. 5 at 98.34 PPG. The Charlotte Hornets field goal percentage has averaged 43.78% so far, less than the Miami Heat shooters have achieved on the year, 47.14% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Miami suffered a 96-80 loss against Charlotte on Saturday, getting 19 points from Luol Deng in a losing effort at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Miami is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Miami is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Miami is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Miami is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Charlotte is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Charlotte's last 8 games
  • Charlotte is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Charlotte's last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Miami home to Charlotte, Wednesday, April 27th