Hornets vs. Heat - 12/9/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Heat (12-7) at Charlotte Hornets (12-8)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Time Warner Cable Arena)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets PK -- Over/Under: 193.5 See the Latest Odds
The Miami Heat and Charlotte Hornets square off Wednesday night at The Time Warner Cable Arena.
The Miami Heat look for a strong road victory after splitting their last six games. The Miami Heat are averaging 96.8 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 93.3 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 19.1 points and 4.6 assists while Chris Bosh is averaging 17.4 points and 8.8 rebounds. Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 10.5 rebounds and Goran Dragic is dishing 4.9 assists. The Miami Heat are shooting 31.5 percent from beyond the arc and 72 percent from the free throw line. The Heat are shooting 50.7 percent in their last five games but have scored less than 100 points in seven of their last eight games. The Miami Heat have lost seven of their last 10 road games. Luol Deng is questionable with a hamstring injury.
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The Charlotte Hornets look to remain red hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 102.4 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 98.8 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 17.4 points and 4.7 assists while Nicolas Batum is averaging 17 points and 6.6 rebounds. Jeremy Lamb is grabbing 4.9 rebounds and Jeremy Lin is dishing three assists. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.4 percent from the free throw line. The Hornets are allowing 42.6 percent shooting in their last five games and have won nine of their last 10 games when allowing less than 100 points. The Charlotte Hornets have won nine of their last 11 home games.
The Heat are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 road games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up loss. The Hornets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 vs. NBA Southeast. The Heat are 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Charlotte and 13-5-1 ATS in the last 19 meetings overall.
The Heat have yet to prove they can win on the road, while the Hornets are getting real comfortable in their home gym and are playing some really solid and under the radar basketball latey. In a pick em game, I'm going to side with the home team, even if Miami is the more talented team.