Hornets vs. Heat - 2/5/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Heat (28-22) at Charlotte Hornets (24-25)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Time Warner Cable Arena)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Miami Heat and Charlotte Hornets meet Friday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
The Miami Heat look to keep rolling after winning five of their last six games. The Miami Heat are averaging 96 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 95.8 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Chris Bosh is averaging 19.1 points and 7.5 rebounds while Dwyane Wade is averaging 18.7 points and 4.7 assists. Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 11.1 rebounds and Goran Dragic is dishing 5.1 assists. The Miami Heat are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Heat are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have split their last 10 road games.
USA TODAY Sports
The Charlotte Hornets look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 101.7 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 101.2 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Nicolas Batum is averaging 14.5 points and 6.3 rebounds while Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is averaging 14.3 points and 10.7 rebounds. Jeremy Lin is dishing 3.3 assists and Marvin Williams is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Hornets are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have won six of their last nine home games. Kemba Walker is questionable with a knee injury.
The Heat are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Hornets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Heat are 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Charlotte and 13-6-1 ATS in the last 20 meetings overall.
The Heat are simply the better team here and are starting to find a groove on the offensive end. I have little confidence in the Hornets, especially with a banged up Kemba. The Heat should win this game.