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Betting Line Favors the Charlotte Hornets in NBA Battle with Miami Heat

Charlotte looks to cover the Hornets-Heat -6 point betting spread on Thursday and improve its overall 18-14 mark when they host Miami in NBA basketball action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at BetOnline opened the Charlotte Hornets as -6-point favorites in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 199 earlier at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 108-101 result in favor of the Hornets. 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

The Charlotte Hornets sit at 18-14 (15-16-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Miami Heat are currently 10-22 (16-16 ATS). Looking to bet on the points scored total? Charlotte is 18-14 OU and Miami is 14-18 OU. This season the Charlotte Hornets are 18-14 overall and 15-16-1 ATS against the number, while the Miami Heat are 10-22 and 16-16 ATS. As for the totals, Charlotte is 18-14 on the OU, and Miami is 14-18. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Charlotte vs Miami injuries news.

The betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 20-rated Miami Heat taking on the No. 17-rated Charlotte Hornets in this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Charlotte's No. 14-ranked offense (105.19 PPG) against a Miami Heat defense that ranks No. 7 at 101.56 PPG. The Charlotte Hornets have averaged 44.12% from the field per game, more than the Miami Heat have managed so far this NBA season (43.81% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Miami suffered a 106-94 loss against Oklahoma City on Tuesday, getting 22 points from Josh Richardson in a losing effort at American Airlines Arena.

Kemba Walker scored 21 points leading the Hornets to a 120-101 victory over Orlando at Amway Center on Wednesday.

Betting Trends
  • Miami is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Miami is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 7 games
  • Miami is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Charlotte is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Charlotte is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Charlotte is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Miami at Boston, Friday, December 30th
Charlotte home to Cleveland, Saturday, December 31st