Heat vs. Hornets - 11/23/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte Hornets (4-9) at Miami Heat (7-6)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 6:00 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: TSOH, SUN, NBATV
The Charlotte Hornets and Miami Heat play Sunday afternoon at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
The Charlotte Hornets have lost four straight games and the offensive struggles aren’t helping. On the season, the Hornets are averaging 94.4 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 99.8 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Al Jefferson leads the Hornets with 20.9 points and 7.1 rebounds while Kemba Walker is averaging 14.5 points and five assists. Gary Nealis the third Charlotte player to average double-digit points and Lance Stephenson is 9-27 from the field in his last two games. The Charlotte Hornets are 1-7 this season when scoring less than 100 points and have to start getting something going on that side of the ball before this season really gets away from them. P.J. Hairston is questionable for this game with an ankle injury.
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The Miami Heat have won two of their last three games and are just trying to tread water until they get healthy. The Heat are averaging 97.1 points on 46.4 percent shooting and are allowing 97 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Chris Bosh leads the Heat with 20.6 points and 8.6 rebounds while Luol Deng is averaging 14.2 points on 48.4 percent shooting. Mario Chalmers has 27 points and six assists in his last two games and Shawne Williams has gone 12 straight games with at least one three. The Miami Heat have held their own for the most part but we still don’t know just how good this team can be until everybody is healthy for the first time this season. Dwyane Wade and Norris Cole remain questionable with injuries.
The Hornets are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Heat are 19-8 ATS in their last 27 Sunday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Hornets are 4-11 ATS in the last 15 meetings and the road team is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
The Hornets are a tough team to back when playing any playoff caliber team with scoring options. The Heat should roll here even though they're coming off a back-to-back.