Miami Heat (3-3) at Charlotte Hornets (3-4)
|Date & Time||Tuesday October 30, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -4 -- Over/Under: 220
The Miami Heat and Charlotte Hornets meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center.
The Miami Heat look for their second road win of the season to get a game above a .500 record. The Miami Heat are averaging 111.2 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 105.4 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Goran Dragic is averaging 19 points and 5.4 assists while Josh Richardson is averaging 17.6 points and 5.2 rebounds. Rodney McGruder is the third double-digit scorer and Dwyane Wade is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 70.1 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 52.6 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have split their two road games this season.
The Charlotte Hornets look to get back to a .500 record after splitting their last six games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 114.1 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 109 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 31.7 points and 5.7 assists while Jeremy Lamb is averaging 11.4 points and four rebounds. Malik Monk is the third double-digit scorer and Nicolas Batum is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 80.3 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have lost four of their last five home games.
The Heat are 20-6-1 ATS in their last 27 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The Hornets are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Heat are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Charlotte, 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the underdog is 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Miami Heat are coming off a bad home loss to the Sacremento Kings, so while they're on the end of a back to back, this is an experienced and prideful bunch that will want to bounce back after such a poor performance. The Charlotte Hornets are off to a decent start, but they still lack consistent shooting and can play down to their comp far too often. The Heat have also won seven of the last 10 meetings against the Hornets. I'll take the points here.