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Miami Heat vs Charlotte Hornets prediction 1-14-24 Picks

Charlotte Hornets (8-28) vs. Miami Heat (22-16)
January 14, 2024 6:00 pm EDT
The Line: Miami Heat -8; Over/Under: +222.5
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The Charlotte Hornets are riding a 4-game losing streak. The Miami Heat look for a win after splitting their last 8 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Charlotte Hornets vs Miami Heat prediction.

Charlotte Hornets Betting Preview

The Charlotte Hornets lost to the Bulls, Kings, and Spurs during this streak. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 108.9 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 120.5 points on 49.9 percent shooting. LaMelo Ball is averaging 24.9 points and 5.3 rebounds, while Terry Rozier is averaging 23.9 points and 3.7 rebounds. Miles Bridges is the third double-digit scorer and Gordon Hayward is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 39.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.1 rebounds per game.

Charlotte Hornets Team Facts

  • The Hornets have lost 18 of their last 19 games at Kaseya Center following a loss.
  • The Hornets have failed to cover the spread in each of their last six games against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • Seven of the Hornets’ last eight games at Kaseya Center following a road loss have gone OVER the total points line.

Miami Heat Betting Preview

The Miami Heat recently lost to the Thunder, while beating the Rockets and Magic. The Miami Heat are averaging 112.5 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 111.6 points on 48 percent shooting. Tyler Herro is averaging 22.4 points and 5.3 rebounds, while Bam Adebayo is averaging 22 points and 10.4 rebounds. Jimmy Butler is the third double-digit scorer and Duncan Robinson is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 82 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.4 rebounds per game.

Miami Heat Team Facts

  • The Heat have won each of their last 11 home games against Southeast Division opponents that held a losing record.
  • The home team has covered the spread in each of the last six games between the Hornets and Heat.
  • Each of the Heat’s last six home games against the Hornets following a home win have gone OVER the total points line.

Charlotte Hornets vs Miami Heat prediction

The Miami Heat are the better team and should be favored at home, but they’re also banged up with Butler out and Herro and Love questionable. The Heat are also one of those teams that plays down to its opponent a lot and is just 18-20 ATS on the season. The Charlotte Hornets have their own issues and are banged up as well, but they at least got their best player back in Ball. The Heat should win, but I don’t trust them with big numbers, especially with key injuries. Give me the Hornets and the free points.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Charlotte Hornets +8

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter.

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