Charlotte Hornets (3-10) vs. Miami Heat (5-7)
November 12, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Miami Heat -10.5; Over/Under: +215
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The Charlotte Hornets and the Miami Heat duke it out once again at the FTX Arena on Saturday night.
The Charlotte Hornets have been in a major slump as they are now on a seven-game skid after losing to the Heat in a 117-112 overtime road loss on Thursday. Kelly Oubre Jr. led the way with 29 points on 11 of 20 shooting, Jaden McDaniels added 16 points on six of 10 shooting while Mason Plumlee tallied 13 points with 15 rebounds and five assists. As a team, the Hornets shot 48 percent from the field and 14 of 39 from the 3-point line as they rallied back from a 15-point deficit, only to come up short in overtime where they just couldn’t stop the Heat.
Meanwhile, the Miami Heat have been building a bit of momentum with three wins in their past five games and they will be looking for another win after taking down the Hornets in overtime on Thursday. Jimmy Butler led the way with 35 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists, Bam Adebayo tallied 18 points with 14 rebounds while Duncan Robinson chipped in with 14 points off the bench. As a team, the Heat shot just 43 percent from the field and 10 of 36 from the 3-point line as they squandered a 15-point lead in regulation, before they made up for it with 13 points in the overtime period to escape with the win.
Looking at the betting trends, the Hornets are 19-8-1 ATS in their last 28 road games, 1-4-1 ATS in their last six games following a loss and 1-5-1 ATS in their last seven games overall. The Heat are 1-10 ATS in their last 11 home games, 0-4 ATS in their last four games against a team with a losing record and 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games overall.
Head to head, the over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings overall and the Hornets are 1-4-1 ATS in the last six meetings overall.
The Hornets will again be shorthanded as LaMelo Ball and Gordon Hayward are still out while Dennis Smith Jr is listed as questionable. The Heat are keeping an eye on Dewayne Dedmon and Tyler Herro who are both questionable. The betting trends really favor the Hornets who were more than competitive in the overtime loss on Thursday, so while I’m sure the Heat get the win, I think the Hornets hang around long enough for the cover.