Miami Heat vs. Charlotte Hornets - 3/11/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Charlotte Hornets (22-42) at Miami Heat (41-23)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 7:30 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -10 -- Over/Under:
The Charlotte Hornets and the Miami Heat duke it out at the American Airlines Arena on Wednesday night.
The Charlotte Hornets have been in a bit of a rut as they’ve lost four of their last five games and they will be hoping to bounce back after falling just short to the Hawks in a 143-138 double overtime road loss on Monday. Terry Rozier led the team with a career-high 40 points on 15 of 26 shooting, Devonte’ Graham added 27 points and 10 assists while Caleb Martin chipped in with a career-high 23 points on eight of 10 shooting off the bench. As a team, the Hornets shot 47 percent from the field and 19 of 48 from the 3-point line as they fought hard to hang in the contest until the second overtime period where the Hawks closed the game on a 5-0 run in the final 13.3 seconds to snatch the win late.
Meanwhile, the Miami Heat have been in fine form lately as they’ve won five of their last six games and they will be looking to stay hot after taking down the Wizards in a 100-89 road win on Sunday. Bam Adebayo led the team with 27 points, 14 rebounds and six assists, Duncan Robinson drained seven 3-pointers en route to 23 points while Kendrick Nunn chipped in with 18 points on seven of 17 shooting. As a team, the Heat shot 48 percent from the field and 13 of 28 from the 3-point line as they found themselves in a real battle with the struggling Wizards until the fourth quarter where they were outscored the Wizards by 28-17 to allow them to pull away late.
Head to head, the over is 13-6 in the last 19 meetings in Miami, the Hornets are 1-4-1 ATS in the last six meetings in Miami and the Hornets are 2-8-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings overall.
Jimmy Butler did not practice Tuesday and is listed as questionable for Wednesday, while Kendrick Nunn is also questionable with an illness, so the Heat could be shorthanded for this one. The Hornets have been in rough shape lately and they will be disheartened after losing to the lowly Hawks in double overtime on Monday. The Hornets are only 2-8-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings overall and I think that trend continues here as the Heat have been rock solid at home and should still be able to get the job done in this one.