Hornets vs Heat Pick – NBA Predictions & Odds 1/29/23
Miami Heat (28-22) vs. Charlotte Hornets (14-36)
January 29, 2023 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Charlotte Hornets +5.5; Over/Under: +222.5
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The Miami Heat and Charlotte Hornets meet Sunday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Miami Heat Betting Preview
The Miami Heat are averaging 108.5 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 108.1 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 21.8 points and 6.1 rebounds, while Bam Adebayo is averaging 21.5 points and 10.1 rebounds. Tyler Herro is the third double-digit scorer and Max Strus is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 82.6 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.5 rebounds per game.
The Charlotte Hornets Betting Preview
The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 112 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 118.6 points on 48.2 percent shooting. LaMelo Ball is averaging 23.1 points and 5.4 rebounds, while Terry Rozier is averaging 21.5 points and 4.2 rebounds. PJ Washington is the third double-digit scorer and Gordon Hayward is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game.
Heat vs Hornets Trends
The Heat are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss. The Hornets are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games. The under is 4-0 in Heat last 4 overall. The under is 34-16-1 in Hornets last 51 home games. The Heat are 6-2-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Charlotte and 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Miami Heat are the better team and should be favored, but they’re also a team that plays to the level of competition and finds themselves in close games constantly against bad teams. The Heat win by an average of 2.4 points in the favorite role. Backing the Hornets isn’t ideal, but I’d lean toward the points.